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Case Name EEOC v. Golden Gate Meat Company, Inc. EE-CA-0096
Docket / Court C-03-4313 MMC JCS ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC district office of San Francisco filed this suit against Golden Gate Meat Company, Inc., in September 2003, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The compliant alleged disparate treatment based on national origin discrimination in violation of Title VII of ... read more >
The EEOC district office of San Francisco filed this suit against Golden Gate Meat Company, Inc., in September 2003, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The compliant alleged disparate treatment based on national origin discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In October 2005 the parties settled the case through mediation and a consent decree was issued.

The consent decree stated that the defendant must (1) revise its current nondiscrimination policy to produce an environment free of retaliation and discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, or religion; (2) post notices of the new policy and deliver the new policies to current employees and new employees; (3) train all its employees, including management, on the issues concerning all types of employment discrimination; (4) keep records of all postings and training so the EEOC may inspect the records yearly; (5) and pay the aggrieved employees a total sum of $65,000 (division unknown).

Jason Chester - 05/31/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Golden Gate Meat Company, Inc.
Golden Gate Meat Company, 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 2004 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2004
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-04313-MMC (N.D. Cal.) 10/15/2004
EE-CA-0096-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/23/2003
EE-CA-0096-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement 10/12/2004
EE-CA-0096-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 10/13/2004
EE-CA-0096-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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