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Case Name EEOC v. HORSESHOE LAKE GOLF COURSE EE-WA-0028
Docket / Court 2:06-cv-01418-JLR ( W.D. Wash. )
State/Territory Washington
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2006, the San Francisco District Office of the EEOC (with participation from the Seattle Field Office) brought this suit against Horseshoe Lake Golf Course, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation ... read more >
In September 2006, the San Francisco District Office of the EEOC (with participation from the Seattle Field Office) brought this suit against Horseshoe Lake Golf Course, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the eight charging parties, female employees, to a sexually hostile work environment consisting of unwelcome sexual contact and comments. The parties settled the case almost immediately in October 2006 through a consent decree. The defendant agreed to pay a total of $367,000 and to implement EEO policies, complaint procedures, and training programs. The terms of the agreement were to run for 5 years. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2011.

Jason Chester - 07/02/2007
- 06/15/2017


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Auditing
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
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) Horseshoe Lake Golf Course, 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 2011
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)
2:06-cv-01418-JLR (W.D. Wash.)
EE-WA-0028-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/10/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
[Proposed] Order Approving Consent Decree
EE-WA-0028-0004.pdf | Detail
Date:
Source: District Court
Notice of Settlement
EE-WA-0028-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/20/2006
Source: District Court
Complaint
EE-WA-0028-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/29/2006
Consent Decree And Proposed Order Dismissing Action
EE-WA-0028-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/29/2006
Source: District Court
Order Approving Consent Decree and Dismissing Action [ECF# 2] (W.D. Wash.)
EE-WA-0028-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/02/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]

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