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Case Name EEOC v. RY-4 INC (d/b/a ROY'S POIPU BAR AND GRILL) et al EE-HI-0014
Docket / Court 1:02-cv-00810-SOM-LEK ( D. Haw. )
State/Territory Hawaii
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In December 2002, the EEOC district office in San Francisco, California brought this suit against RY-4, Inc., doing business as Roy's Poipu Bar & Grill, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii. Although the complaint is unavailable, the EEOC press release states that three female ... read more >
In December 2002, the EEOC district office in San Francisco, California brought this suit against RY-4, Inc., doing business as Roy's Poipu Bar & Grill, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii. Although the complaint is unavailable, the EEOC press release states that three female intervenor employees alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it allowed one of its managers to create and maintain a sexually hostile work environment. After extensive discovery and the withdrawal of a defense motion to dismiss the complainants' state claims, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in November 2003.

Although the consent decree is unavailable, the EEOC press release states that the parties agreed that the defendant would pay the women a lump sum of $245,000, revise its complaint procedures, provide EEO training to all is managers and supervisors, and submit semiannual complaint reports to the EEOC. The terms of the decree ran for three years.

Joel Pettit - 08/02/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
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
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Hawaiian Pacific Restaurant Group
Roy Yamaguchi Enterprises, Inc.
RY-4, 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 2003 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
1:02-cv-00810-SOM-LEK (D. Haw.) 12/04/2003
EE-HI-0014-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report (November 2003) 11/30/2003
EE-HI-0014-0001.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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