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Case Name EEOC v. MICROTEL INN & SUITES EE-LA-0057
Docket / Court 06-1684 ( W.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's New Orleans and Houston offices filed this suit on September 28, 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana (Shreveport). The suit alleged that defendant Sunrise Hospitality B C II, LLC (d/b/a Microtel Inn & Suites) violated Title VII by discriminating against ... read more >
The EEOC's New Orleans and Houston offices filed this suit on September 28, 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana (Shreveport). The suit alleged that defendant Sunrise Hospitality B C II, LLC (d/b/a Microtel Inn & Suites) violated Title VII by discriminating against black employees in its hiring and firing practices. On March 12, 2007 the parties entered a joint motion for consent judgment. The consent decree was entered on March 27, 2007.

In the consent decree, defendant agreed to pay $140,000 to be divided among the four complainants. The defendant had sold its corporate assets before the entry of the consent decree. Therefore, all injunctive relief was subject to the defendant or a successor resuming operations. In that case, defendant agreed to notify the EEOC, post notice of equal employment rights, consider all applicants for hire and institute a new policy.

William Burns - 02/21/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Hiring
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) Sunrise Hospitality B C II, 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)
5:06-cv-01684-SMH-MLH (W.D. La.) 03/27/2007
EE-LA-0057-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/28/2006
EE-LA-0057-0001 PDF | Detail
Order of Dismissal 02/16/2007 (W.D. La.)
EE-LA-0057-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 03/27/2007
EE-LA-0057-0003 PDF | Detail
Judges Hornsby, Mark L. (W.D. La.) [Magistrate]
EE-LA-0057-0002 | EE-LA-0057-9000
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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