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Case Name EEOC v. Chaminade University EE-HI-0003
Docket / Court CV 06 00136 SPK BMK ( D. Haw. )
State/Territory Hawaii
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In March 2006, the EEOC's San Francisco District Office filed suit in United States District Court, District of Hawaii, against Chaminade University, alleging that the university violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act when it refused to hire a female job applicant because she was pregnant ... read more >
In March 2006, the EEOC's San Francisco District Office filed suit in United States District Court, District of Hawaii, against Chaminade University, alleging that the university violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act when it refused to hire a female job applicant because she was pregnant.

The parties made cross-motions for summary judgment. The defendant alleged plaintiffs failed to mitigate damages and asserted five defenses; both motions were denied. The EEOC's motion for partial summary judgment was granted. In June 2007, the case was resolved by a consent decree.

Under the terms of the consent decree, the charging party was awarded $50,000, and the defendant was ordered to develop an anti-discrimination policy, to implement training for its employees, and to establish a procedure for investigating complaints of discrimination. The consent decree was set to last for four years from the date of entry on June 19, 2007. However, on March 12, 2010, the court removed the case from its docket and closed the action without prejudice, with terms and conditions of the decree remaining in effect. The court cited no material change in the status of the action or consent decree, and decided an administrative closing would be appropriate. The full length of the consent decree has now passed, and the case is presumed officially closed.

Shankar Viswanathan - 05/19/2008
Chelsea Rinnig - 03/24/2018


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Chaminade University
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 - 2011
Case Closing Year 2010
Case Ongoing No
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Date: Mar. 1, 2008
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Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
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Docket(s)
1:06-cv-00136-SPK-BMK (D. Haw.)
EE-HI-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/12/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
EE-HI-0003-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/07/2006
Consent Decree
EE-HI-0003-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/20/2007
Judges King, Samuel Pailthorpe (D. Haw.)
EE-HI-0003-9000
Kurren, Barry M. (D. Haw.)
EE-HI-0003-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Esparza-Cervantes, Elizabeth (California)
EE-HI-0003-9000
Esperanza-Cervantes, Elizabeth (California)
EE-HI-0003-9000
Offen-Brown, David F. (California)
EE-HI-0003-9000
Tamayo, William Robert (California)
EE-HI-0003-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Adams, Christian K. (Hawaii)
EE-HI-0003-9000
Ashford, James H. (Hawaii)
EE-HI-0003-9000
Tseng, Neill T. (Hawaii)
EE-HI-0003-9000

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