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Case Name EEOC v. MERISTAR/RADISSON HOTEL EE-NY-0102
Docket / Court 02 CV 6178 ( W.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The New York District Office brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, against Meristar Management Co., LLC and Radisson Inn Rochester, a hotel. The complaint, filed in April 2002, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights ... read more >
The New York District Office brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, against Meristar Management Co., LLC and Radisson Inn Rochester, a hotel. The complaint, filed in April 2002, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that Defendant had subjected the charging party and other female housekeepers to a sexually hostile work environment, retaliation, and constructive discharge. The charging party and at least one other victim were high school students who worked part-time at the hotel.

The charging party's parents intervened in the EEOC suit on her behalf in April 2002, and in September 2003 the parties entered into a consent decree. According to the EEOC settlement press release, Defendant was required to pay a total of $625,000 ($275,000 to the charging party and $350,000 to be distributed among nine female claimants identified by the EEOC). The settlement report also indicated that the defendants were enjoined from discriminating or retaliating in violation of Title VII. The only document that we have for this case is the docket.

Shankar Viswanathan - 07/20/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
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) Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Meristar Management Co., LLC,
Radisson Inn - Rochester
Radisson Inn - Rochester
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 not on record
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)
6:02-cv-06178-CJS-JWF (W.D.N.Y.) 09/11/2003
EE-NY-0102-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
EEOC Litigation Settlements - September 2003 10/30/2003
EE-NY-0102-0001.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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