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Case Name EEOC v. Interstate Hotels, LLC EE-CA-0136
Docket / Court C-04-4092 WHA ( 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
In September 2008 the San Francisco District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Interstate Hotels, LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging discrimination on the basis of national origin in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ... read more >
In September 2008 the San Francisco District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Interstate Hotels, LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging discrimination on the basis of national origin in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant created a hostile work environment and retaliated against complainant, a Hispanic employee, and others following their opposition to such practices. The complainant intervened in the lawsuit in December 2004. Following mediation, discovery, and a motion for summary judgment by the defendant, the parties settled the lawsuit in October 2005 through a consent decree.

The 30 month decree, containing a non-retaliation clause, required the defendant to: make reports on complaints and other compliance reporting, redistribute a notice of employee rights, provide training to its managers, supervisors, and human resources department, and pay $320,000 among an unknown number of individuals.

David Friedman - 11/20/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) HMC Acquisition Properties, Inc.
Interstate Hotels, LLC
John Trovato
Penny Richardson
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 - 2008
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)
3:04-cv-04092-WHA (N.D. Cal.) 11/25/2005
EE-CA-0136-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/28/2004
EE-CA-0136-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
[Order] 04/14/2005 (2005 WL 885604 / 2005 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 45000) (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0136-0009 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Order re Defendants' Request for Protective Order [in part] 06/07/2005 (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0136-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Regarding Plaintiff in Intervention's Request to Quash Employment Records Subpoena [in part] 06/23/2005 (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0136-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Plaintiff's Requests for a Protective Order [in part] 06/27/2005 (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0136-0004 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order re: Plaintiff EEOC's Request to Compel Production of Personnel Files 08/25/2005 (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0136-0005 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 10/05/2005
EE-CA-0136-0006 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulation and Order for Dismissal of Intervenor 11/25/2005 (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0136-0007 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report - October 2005 02/02/2006
EE-CA-0136-0008 PDF | Detail
Document Source: EEOC.gov
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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