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Case Name EEOC v. IQUIQUE U.S. LLP & ARICA FISHING EE-WA-0036
Docket / Court C99-1527C ( W.D. Wash. )
State/Territory Washington
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Seattle office filed this suit on September 24, 1999 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The EEOC alleged Iquique US, LLC and Arica Fishing Co violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

The case was settled, and a consent decree was approved in ... read more >
The EEOC's Seattle office filed this suit on September 24, 1999 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The EEOC alleged Iquique US, LLC and Arica Fishing Co violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

The case was settled, and a consent decree was approved in December 2000. The defendants agreed to pay a total of $122,000 to seven complainants while also expunging the complainants' records. Also, the defendants agreed to translate provisions of the employee handbook into Spanish and provide the improved handbook to employees. The defendants also named a Consent Decree Administrator to oversee its compliance with the decree and agreed to provide extensive training to its employees.

Jason Chester - 07/25/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Race 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) Arica Fishing Company
Iquique U.S., LLC
Iquiqui U.S., L.L.C.
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 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)
2:99-cv-01527-JCC (W.D. Wash.) 12/22/2000
EE-WA-0036-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Consent Decree 12/12/2000
EE-WA-0036-0001 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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