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Case Name EEOC v. CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT INC EE-NV-0028
Docket / Court 3:04-CV-276-BES-VPC ( D. Nev. )
State/Territory Nevada
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In May 2004, the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this action against Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (d/b/a Reno Hilton) and related businesses in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The complaint alleged ... read more >
In May 2004, the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this action against Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (d/b/a Reno Hilton) and related businesses in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the charging party, a female employee, and other female employees on the basis of sex by subjecting the women to a sexually hostile work environment. After numerous discovery disputes, the parties settled the case through a consent decree in September 2006.

The two-year decree required the defendant to pay $125,000 to the charging parties and included both non-discrimination and non-retaliation provisions. In addition, the defendant agreed to: post an EEOC-provided notice, designate an EEO consultant to monitor Title VII compliance, revise its discrimination and retaliation policies, provide Title VII training to all employees, modify internal procedures regarding discrimination complaints, and provide neutral references to the charging parties. The decree also required the defendant to keep records of all complaints of sexual harassment or retaliation and to report these findings to the EEOC at specified intervals.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/06/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
Chacha
Diomira Castro
Juana Gonzales
Maria Morales
Prudencia Escobar
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 2006 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
3:04-cv-00276-BES-VPC (D. Nev.) 09/20/2006
EE-NV-0028-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 05/28/2004
EE-NV-0028-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint 08/12/2004
EE-NV-0028-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Stipulation of Dismissal with Prejudice 07/19/2006 (2006 WL 4540849) (D. Nev.)
EE-NV-0028-0001.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
Consent Decree 09/20/2006
EE-NV-0028-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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