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Case Name EEOC v. SEGA OF AMERICA INC and SPHERION CORPORATION EE-CA-0218
Docket / Court 3:02-cv-04735 ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's San Francisco district office sued SEGA of America and Spherion Corporation on September 30, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The EEOC alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on national origin (Filipino) by ... read more >
The EEOC's San Francisco district office sued SEGA of America and Spherion Corporation on September 30, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The EEOC alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on national origin (Filipino) by discharging numerous employees because of their national origin and five employees in retaliation for their complaints about the treatment of minorities. The parties entered into a consent decree on April 4, 2006, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainants $600,000 in damages, provide Title VII training to its employees, revise its non-discrimination policy, and seek to recruit employees at its San Francisco office by posting an advertisement in a San Francisco Filipino newspaper.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/06/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Provide antidiscrimination training
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
National Origin/Ethnicity
Other
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Asian/Pacific Islander
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Sega of America, Inc.
Spherion Corporation
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 not on record
Case Closing Year 2004
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)
3:02-cv-04735 (N.D. Cal.) 04/04/2006
EE-CA-0218-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
EEOC Press Release 03/25/2004
EE-CA-0218-0001.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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