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Case Name EEOC v. HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES, INC. EE-MN-0020
Docket / Court 00-CV-34 DSD/JMM ( D. Minn. )
State/Territory Minnesota
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In January 2000, the EEOC district office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin brought this suit against Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Inc., a national hotel chain, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Although the complaint is unavailable, the consent decree states that nine ... read more >
In January 2000, the EEOC district office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin brought this suit against Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Inc., a national hotel chain, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Although the complaint is unavailable, the consent decree states that nine aggrieved Mexican housekeeping department employees alleged violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the employees alleged that the defendant singled out Mexican employees for rigorous monitoring, denial of raises, denial of breaks, and overall worse scheduling than other similarly situated non-Mexican employees. The complaint further alleged that the defendant retaliated against these employees by reporting them to the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Five days after the suit was filed, a consent decree was entered. The parties agreed that the defendant would pay each of the aggrieved employees $8000 (for a total of $72,000), refrain discriminating on the basis of national origin or retaliating against employees who oppose discriminatory practices, audit its personnel policies, provide EEO training to supervisory employees, post EEO notices, and retain detailed personnel records to be made available for EEOC inspection.

Jason Chester - 06/15/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Auditing
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Inc.
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 - 2001
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)
0:00-cv-00034-DSD-JMM (D. Minn.) 01/11/2000
EE-MN-0020-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Consent Decree 01/11/2000
EE-MN-0020-0001.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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