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Case Name EEOC v. TECHNICOLOR d/b/a "Video Services" EE-CA-0223
Docket / Court 2:01-cv-06791-JFW-RZ ( 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
In August 2001 the Los Angeles district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Technicolor, Inc. d/b/a Video Services in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The defendant is a supplier and distributor of DVDs, CDs, and video cassettes. The complaint is unavailable, ... read more >
In August 2001 the Los Angeles district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Technicolor, Inc. d/b/a Video Services in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The defendant is a supplier and distributor of DVDs, CDs, and video cassettes. The complaint is unavailable, but documents indicate that the EEOC sued on behalf of a class of women who alleged they were subjected to sexual harassment and to retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Four complainants intervened in the suit in September 2001.

The case was settled by the entry of a consent decree in August 2002. The decree awarded $875,000.00 in monetary relief to 18 female employees. Additionally, the decree required the defendant to provide EEO training to its employees, distribute its anti-discrimination policy, post notice at its facilities, and report to the EEOC on a semi-annual basis.

Kevin Wilemon - 10/24/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Demotion
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action State Anti-Discrimination Law
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Technicolor Videocassette, 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 2002 - 2004
Case Closing Year 2002
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)
2:01-cv-06791-JFW-RZ (C.D. Cal.) 08/21/2002
EE-CA-0223-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order Granting Defendants' Motion to Compel 04/30/2002 (C.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0223-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
EEOC and Technicolor Videocassette Settle Sex Bias and Retaliation Lawsuit for $875,000 08/14/2002
EE-CA-0223-0004 PDF | Detail
Stipulation and Request for Dismissal of Technicolor, Inc. with Prejudice, and Order Thereon 08/21/2002 (C.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0223-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 08/21/2002
EE-CA-0223-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
FY 2002 Office of General Counsel Annual Report 12/31/2002
EE-CA-0223-0005 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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