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Case Name EEOC v. DESERT SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION EE-AZ-0041
Docket / Court CIV 03 1852 PHX MHM ( D. Ariz. )
State/Territory Arizona
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Phoenix office filed this suit on September 23, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona against Desert Schools Federal Credit Union. The complaint was filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Complainant ... read more >
The EEOC's Phoenix office filed this suit on September 23, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona against Desert Schools Federal Credit Union. The complaint was filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Complainant alleged that Defendant refused to promote employees who were not members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and/or who were black. The EEOC additionally alleged that Defendant subjected this class of individuals to unfavorable terms and conditions of employment and allowed a hostile work environment to develop.

After extensive discovery, in February 2005 the parties filed a motion for entry of consent decree. The consent decree was entered on March 8, 2005 and has a duration of 36 months. The defendant agreed to pay $65,000, to be divided among the four named complainants. The defendant additionally agreed to post notice of EEO rights, provide training, expunge the complainant's employment record and prepare an apology letter. The training would be given to all supervisory employees and would take the form of a live seminar, to be offered each year, for three years.

Jason Chester - 03/09/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Apology
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Religion discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Desert Schools Credit Union
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
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)
2:03-cv-01852-NVW (D. Ariz.) 03/08/2005
EE-AZ-0041-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/23/2003
EE-AZ-0041-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: District Court
Consent Decree 03/04/2005
EE-AZ-0041-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: District Court
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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