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Case Name EEOC v. NV/GOLDEN WEST ADVERTISING, INC. EE-NV-0027
Docket / Court 06-cv-00519 ( D. Nev. )
State/Territory Nevada
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Los Angeles district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Nevada Advertising, LLC, and Golden West Advertising, Inc., advertising companies, in September 2006, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. The complaint alleged that defendants had sexually harassed a female ... read more >
The Los Angeles district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Nevada Advertising, LLC, and Golden West Advertising, Inc., advertising companies, in September 2006, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. The complaint alleged that defendants had sexually harassed a female complainant and had retaliated against her and a male complainant for complaining about the harassment and the hostile work environment it created. The parties settled by entry of consent decree in September 2007.

Under the terms of the consent decree, which is valid for three years, the defendants are prohibited from discriminating or retaliating. The defendants must revise their anti-discrimination policy and develop a process of taking and tracking discrimination complaints. They must post and distribute their policy to employees as well as provide anti-discrimination training to all employees. The decree also requires record-keeping and reporting to the EEOC on any changes made to the policy and on discrimination complaints that are made. The defendants also paid $58,250 to the complainants by the terms of the decree.

Shankar Viswanathan - 05/20/2008


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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
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex 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) Golden West Advertising, Inc.
Nevada Advertising, LLC
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 2007 - 2010
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
3:06-cv-00519-LRH-RAM (D. Nev.) 09/24/2007
EE-NV-0027-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2006
EE-NV-0027-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 09/24/2007
EE-NV-0027-0002.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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