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Case Name EEOC v. HAMLET DEVELOPMENT EE-UT-0010
Docket / Court 2:06-cv-00751-DAK ( D. Utah )
State/Territory Utah
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Phoenix District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Hamlet Development Corp., Hamlet Homes Corp., Stirling Mortgage Corp., and Diversified Habitats 1, LLC (an integrated enterprise doing business as the Hamlet Companies) in the United States District Court for the District of Utah in ... read more >
The Phoenix District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Hamlet Development Corp., Hamlet Homes Corp., Stirling Mortgage Corp., and Diversified Habitats 1, LLC (an integrated enterprise doing business as the Hamlet Companies) in the United States District Court for the District of Utah in September 2006. The complaint alleged that a female employee was sexually harassed and subjected to retaliatory discharge for opposing the harassment. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Salt Lake City represented the EEOC, along with attorneys from the Phoenix District Office and Albuquerque Area Office. Both parties moved for summary judgment, but they entered into a two year consent decree in July 2007, before the motions were resolved.

The consent decree enjoined the Defendant from discriminating, harassing, or retaliating against employees based on sex. It also required the Defendant to train its employees on sexual harassment; to establish a complaint and investigation procedure; and post a notice describing Title VII's prohibition of sex discrimination. It also required the Defendant to pay a total of $174,186.65 to seven female employees in backpay and compensatory damages.

Kevin Wilemon - 05/16/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
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
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) Diversified Habitats
Diversified Habitats 1, LLC
Hamlet Development Corp.
Hamlet Development Corp.
Hamlet Homes
Hamlet Homes Corp.
Hamlet Homes Corp.
Stirling Mortgage
Stirling Mortgage Corp.
Stirling Mortgage Corp.
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 - 2009
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)
2:06-cv-00751-DAK (D. Utah) 07/12/2007
EE-UT-0010-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint and Jury Trial Demand 09/11/2006
EE-UT-0010-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 07/12/2007
EE-UT-0010-0002 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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