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Case Name EEOC v. R & R VENTURES d/b/a TACO BELL EE-MD-0095
Docket / Court S-99-877 ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In March 1999, the Baltimore Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against R&R Ventures, doing business as Taco Bell, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. however, it appears from ... read more >
In March 1999, the Baltimore Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against R&R Ventures, doing business as Taco Bell, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. however, it appears from the consent decree that the complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the charging parties, female employees on the basis of sex by subjecting them to a sexually hostile work environment and retaliated against them following their opposition to the action. The defendant successfully moved for summary judgment, granted in March 2000. The Fourth Circuit reversed and remanded the case in May 2001 in E.E.O.C v. R&R Ventures, 244 F.3d 334 (4th Cir. 2001). The parties settled the lawsuit in February 2002, and a consent decree was entered in May 2002.

The two-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: provide only employee position and length of work for recommendation requests, post and distribute notice of employee rights, provide EEOC training, revise its sexual harassment policies, permit EEOC compliance review, submit written reports certifying compliance, and pay $60,000 to be distributed among three individuals.

Daisy Manning - 10/17/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) R&R Ventures
R&R Ventures
R&R Ventures
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 None on record
Order Duration 2000 - 2002
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
1:99-cv-00877-FNS (D. Md.) 05/14/2002
EE-MD-0095-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Appellate Opinion 03/23/2001 (244 F.3d 334)
EE-MD-0095-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Consent Decree 05/14/2002
EE-MD-0095-0001.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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