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Case Name EEOC v. UNITED STATES BAKERY INC EE-OR-0019
Docket / Court 3:03-cv-00064-HA ( D. Or. )
State/Territory Oregon
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In January 2003, the Seattle Field Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against United States Bakery, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations are unknown. However, it appears from the consent decree ... read more >
In January 2003, the Seattle Field Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against United States Bakery, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations are unknown. However, it appears from the consent decree that the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the complaining parties, female employees, to a sexually and radcially hostile work environment. The complainants intervened in July 2003. Following extensive discovery and the near completion of preparation for trial, the parties settled the lawsuit in July 2006 through a consent decree.

The three-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: have its legal counsel review complaints of retaliation and harassment, send compliance information to the EEOC regarding EEO training and employment policies, permit its legal counsel to monitor its compliance with the consent decree, expunge references to the complaints or litigation from complainants' employment records, post and distribute notice of employee rights, provide mandatory annual EEO training to all employees, implement a complaint resolution process and review and revise its policies against discriminatory employment practices. The intervenor complainants' claims were settled through a separate agreement.

Daisy Manning - 11/08/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Sex 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) United States Bakery, Inc.
United States Bakery, 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 Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2006 - 2009
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)
3:03-cv-00064-HA (D. Or.) 07/19/2006
EE-OR-0019-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint in Intervention 10/02/2003
EE-OR-0019-0001 PDF | Detail
Opinion and Order [re: Motion to Compel] 11/20/2003 (2003 WL 23538023 / 2003 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 25529) (D. Or.)
EE-OR-0019-0005 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Opinion and Order [re: Plaintiff-Intervenors' Motion to Compel] 02/04/2004 (2004 WL 1307915 / 2004 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 11350) (D. Or.)
EE-OR-0019-0006 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Opinion and Order [re: Plaintiff's Motion to Compel] 02/10/2004 (D. Or.)
EE-OR-0019-0002 PDF | Detail
Amended Complaint in Intervention 04/12/2004
EE-OR-0019-0003 PDF | Detail
Opinion and Order [re: Partial Summary Judgment] 08/09/2004 (2004 WL 1774214 / 2004 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 15979) (D. Or.)
EE-OR-0019-0007 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Consent Decree 07/19/2006
EE-OR-0019-0004 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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