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Case Name EEOC v. CARL'S JR RESTAURANT EE-CA-0047
Docket / Court 2:05-cv-01978-FCD-PAN ( E.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
In September 2005, the EEOC district office in San Francisco brought this suit against Carl Karcher Enterprises, doing business as Carl's Jr. Restaurant, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. The complaint alleged racial discrimination and retaliation in violation of ... read more >
In September 2005, the EEOC district office in San Francisco brought this suit against Carl Karcher Enterprises, doing business as Carl's Jr. Restaurant, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. The complaint alleged racial discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Details of the allegations were not disclosed.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would pay the aggrieved former employee $105,000, establish a potential claimant fund of $150,000, refrain from retaliating or discriminating on the basis of race, affirm its complaint and anti-discrimination policies, distribute EEO notices, post this consent decree, provide EEO training, expunge the aggrieved former employee's personnel record of all reference to this litigation, issue a neutral reference letter, and annually report any complaints to to the EEOC. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the decree ran for two years.

Jason Chester - 06/18/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Carl Karcher Enterprises
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 2005 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
2:05-cv-01978-FCD-PAN (E.D. Cal.) 03/29/2006
EE-CA-0047-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2005
EE-CA-0047-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 12/06/2005
EE-CA-0047-0002 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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