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Case Name EEOC v. Stephens Institute dba Academy of Art College EE-CA-0220
Docket / Court 3:03-cv-04383-PJH ( 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 2003, the EEOC district office in San Francisco, California brought this suit against the Stephens Institute, doing business as the Academy of Art, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The amended complaint states that four named aggrieved Black ... read more >
In September 2003, the EEOC district office in San Francisco, California brought this suit against the Stephens Institute, doing business as the Academy of Art, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The amended complaint states that four named aggrieved Black employees alleged violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the employees alleged that the defendant discriminated against them on the basis of their race. One individual claimed he was discharged because of his race. The parties agreed to attend ADR and settled the case upon its conclusion. A consent decree was entered in February 2005.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would pay the complaining parties a total of $110,000, refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of race, implement a complaint system, distribute EEO notices, and provide EEO training to all of its staff.

Jason Chester - 06/13/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
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
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Stephens Institute
Stepnes Institute
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 - 2007
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)
3:03-cv-04383-PJH (N.D. Cal.) 02/22/2005
EE-CA-0220-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2003
EE-CA-0220-0001 PDF | Detail
Amended Complaint 12/18/2003
EE-CA-0220-0002 PDF | Detail
Order RE Motion to Dismiss 01/29/2004 (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0220-0004 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Amended Complaint 03/05/2004
EE-CA-0220-0003 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 02/22/2005
EE-CA-0220-0005 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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