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Case Name EEOC v. SUNLAND, INC. EE-AZ-0100
Docket / Court 4:05-cv-00562-FRZ-HCE ( D. Ariz. )
State/Territory Arizona
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Phoenix office filed this suit on September 21, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by subjecting a class of male employees to sexual harassment and retaliation.

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The EEOC's Phoenix office filed this suit on September 21, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by subjecting a class of male employees to sexual harassment and retaliation.

The case was settled and a consent decree was entered in June 2006. The defendant agreed to pay $120,000, and the president of the company agreed to apologize in person to the charging parties. The consent decree also required the defendant to refrain from discriminating or retaliating in violation of Title VII, to develop and distribute anti-discrimination policies, and to provide annual EEO training for all of its employees.

Jason Chester - 07/20/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Content of Injunction
Apology
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Hire
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Promotion
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) Sunland, 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 2006 - 2011
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
4:05-cv-00562-FRZ-HCE (D. Ariz.) 06/30/2006
EE-AZ-0100-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/21/2005
EE-AZ-0100-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 06/27/2006
EE-AZ-0100-0002 PDF | Detail
Judges Estrada, Hector C. (D. Ariz.) [Magistrate]
EE-AZ-0100-9000
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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