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Case Name EEOC v. PARADISE TAN, INC. EE-TX-0259
Docket / Court 3:01-cv-00382 ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Dallas district office sued Paradise Tan, Inc, a Texas-based corporation, in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Texas on February 26, 2001. The EEOC based its claim on Paradise Tan's violation of Title VII based on sexual discrimination (female) when it provided a ... read more >
The EEOC's Dallas district office sued Paradise Tan, Inc, a Texas-based corporation, in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Texas on February 26, 2001. The EEOC based its claim on Paradise Tan's violation of Title VII based on sexual discrimination (female) when it provided a hostile work environment, leading to the constructive discharge of four female employees. The five female employees affected by the discriminatory practices filed a motion to intervene in the suit on May 31, 2002 which was resolved with the settlement of the case. The parties settled out of court and the court entered a consent judgment on August 2, 2002, which enjoined the defendant from further discrimination, required the defendant to post a notice of compliance with Title VII, provide training for its management and senior staff at all stores and pay $175,000 in damages divided between the five intervenors and two other affected employees.

Aaron Weismann - 05/30/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
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
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Paradise Tan, 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 2002 - 2005
Case Closing Year 2002
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)
3:01-cv-00382 (N.D. Tex.) 08/02/2002
EE-TX-0259-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 02/26/2001
EE-TX-0259-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Judgment 08/02/2002
EE-TX-0259-0002.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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