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Case Name EEOC v. VISTA MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC EE-CO-0058
Docket / Court 1:05-cv-02338-PSF ( D. Colo. )
State/Territory Colorado
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Denver office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, against Vista Management Associates, Inc. The complaint, filed in November 2005, alleged sex discrimination and retaliation in violation of the Equal Pay Act of 1963. Specifically, the ... read more >
The Denver office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, against Vista Management Associates, Inc. The complaint, filed in November 2005, alleged sex discrimination and retaliation in violation of the Equal Pay Act of 1963. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the Defendant had paid the charging party and a class of similarly situated female Property Managers at a wage rate which was less than the rate paid to its male Property Managers for performing equal work, and that the Defendant had retaliated against the charging party for exercising her rights under the Equal Pay Act.

A consent decree was entered one week after the complaint was filed. The decree, which was valid for 3 years, provided for the Defendant to pay the charging party a total of $41,800 ($6,591 in back pay and $35,209 in liquidated damages)and provide her with a neutral employment reference; devise a new non-discrimination policy and post it in the office; and provide EEOC training for its employees. Defendant was also required to provide semi-annual reports regarding its compliance with the decree and any complaints of discrimination, and to maintain such records as payroll data, employee evaluations and discrimination complaints, for 2 years after the termination of the decree.

Shankar Viswanathan - 06/21/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. ยง 206(d)
Defendant(s) Vista Management Associates, 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 - 2008
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)
1:05-cv-02338-PSF (D. Colo.) 12/23/2005
EE-CO-0058-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 11/18/2005
EE-CO-0058-0001.pdf | Detail
Order and Consent Decree 12/23/2005
EE-CO-0058-0002.pdf | Detail
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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