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Case Name EEOC v. Harco Inc. D/B/A Archibald'S Inc. EE-DC-0008
Docket / Court 1:02cv02039 ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Washington D.C. office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, against HARCO, Inc., d/b/a Archibald's. The complaint, filed in September 2002, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, ... read more >
The Washington D.C. office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, against HARCO, Inc., d/b/a Archibald's. The complaint, filed in September 2002, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that Defendant failed to promote the charging party to a management position because of her sex and that female employees were subject to disparate terms and conditions of employment because of their sex.

Three days after the complaint was filed, a consent decree was proposed by the EEOC and was signed in December 2002. The consent decree, which was valid for two years, included a non-discrimination provision and required Defendant to provide training on sex discrimination for its managers, pay the charging party a total of $12,000, require male and female bartenders to wear substantially equivalent attire, post a non-discrimination notice in a location easily accessible and frequented by employees, and provide the EEOC with regular status reports on the implementation of these requirements.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/01/2007


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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
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Harco, 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)
1:02cv02039 (D.D.C.) 12/30/2002
EE-DC-0008-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint; Jury Trial Demand 10/18/2002
EE-DC-0008-0003.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 05/10/2007
EE-DC-0008-0001.pdf | Detail
Order 05/10/2007 (D.D.C.)
EE-DC-0008-0002.pdf | Detail
Judges Sullivan, Emmet G. (D.D.C.)
EE-DC-0008-0003 | EE-DC-0008-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Brice-Brown, Barbara (District of Columbia)
EE-DC-0008-0003 | EE-DC-0008-9000
Dougherty, Barbara (District of Columbia)
EE-DC-0008-0003
Hunt, JuanCarlos M. (Ohio)
EE-DC-0008-0003
Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)
EE-DC-0008-0003
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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