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Case Name EEOC v. RECON REFRACTORY AND CONSTRUCTION INC EE-CA-0180
Docket / Court 2:04-cv-06078-DDP-CT ( C.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Recon Refractory and Construction, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in July 2004. According to the consent decree, the complaint alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the ... read more >
The Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Recon Refractory and Construction, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in July 2004. According to the consent decree, the complaint alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Recon allegedly failed to hire women because of their sex. The parties notified the court of settlement in November 2004, and they entered into a consent decree in October 2005. The consent decree required the defendant to pay the charging party and similarly situated individuals $165,000. It also required training on equal employment laws, reporting, record retention, notice posting, hiring an outside consultant to ensure compliance with the decree on projects with more than 100 employees, and a hiring goal for female laborers.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/04/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Goals and Timekeeping
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Recon Refractory and Construction, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2005 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2005
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
2:04-cv-06078-DDP-CT (C.D. Cal.) 10/27/2005
EE-CA-0180-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 10/27/2005
EE-CA-0180-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report (October 2005) 02/02/2006
EE-CA-0180-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: EEOC.gov
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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