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Case Name EEOC v. SAIPAN GRAND HOTEL EE-MP-0008
Docket / Court 1:04-cv-00028 ( D. N. Mar. I. )
State/Territory Northern Mariana Islands
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2004 the San Francisco, CA office of the EEOC brought this Title VII case alleging that Micro Pacific Development (MPD), a corporation that operates upscale hotels on the island of Saipan, subjected female kitchen workers to sexual harassment at the Saipan Grand Hotel. The case was ... read more >
In September 2004 the San Francisco, CA office of the EEOC brought this Title VII case alleging that Micro Pacific Development (MPD), a corporation that operates upscale hotels on the island of Saipan, subjected female kitchen workers to sexual harassment at the Saipan Grand Hotel. The case was resolved by the entry of a consent decree in December 2005. After the EEOC filed suit, MPD sold the Saipan Grand Hotel to Asia Pacific Hotels, Inc., which participated in the settlement talks and signed the decree as MPD's successor.

Under the three-year consent decree, MPD will pay $175,000.00 in compensatory damages to the charging party and three other women. The defendant is required to disseminate its anti-discrimination policies to all employees, provide annual EEO training to all employees, and is prohibited from employing the alleged harasser. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Kevin Wilemon - 10/26/2007
- 06/13/2017


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
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) Asia Pacific Hotels, Inc.
Micro Pacific Development, 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 2005 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2008
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
1:04-cv-00028 (D. N. Mar. I.)
EE-MP-0008-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/27/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order Quashing Subpoena (D. N. Mar. I.)
EE-MP-0008-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/26/2005
Second Amended Complaint
EE-MP-0008-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/06/2005
Second Amended Complaint
EE-MP-0008-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/20/2005
Consent Decree
EE-MP-0008-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/21/2005
EEOC Litigation Settlements
EE-MP-0008-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/02/2006

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