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Case Name EEOC v. SIX CONTINENTS HOTELS EE-TX-0162
Docket / Court 4:03-cv-04041 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Houston office filed this suit on September 30, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. The complaint alleged that defendant Six Continents Hotels Inc. violated Title VII and the Equal Pay Act. The defendant answered the complaint on December ... read more >
The EEOC's Houston office filed this suit on September 30, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. The complaint alleged that defendant Six Continents Hotels Inc. violated Title VII and the Equal Pay Act. The defendant answered the complaint on December 8, 2003. On January 21, 2004 the court referred the case to mediation. On June 23, 2004 the court entered a final judgment based on the parties agreement. The defendant agreed to pay the complainant and three other female employees a total of $32,500. The defendant also agreed to post notice of EEO rights, provide two of the complainants positive letters of recommendation, and provide training for its employees. Specifically, the defendant agreed to ensure that its current general manager would attend all training sessions while he remained employed with defendant.

William Burns - 11/02/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Pay / Benefits
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. § 2000e
Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)
Defendant(s) Six Continents Hotels 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)
4:03-cv-04041 (S.D. Tex.) 06/23/2004
EE-TX-0162-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Final Judgment 06/24/2004 (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0162-0002.pdf | Detail
Memorandum and Order Regarding Discovery Motions, Motions for Summary Judgment, and Analogous Motions to Dismiss 10/03/2006 (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0162-0001.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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