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Case Name EEOC v. Specialty Restaurants Corp. EE-CA-0142
Docket / Court 2:06-cv-06109-FMC-PLA ( C.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On September 25, 2006 the EEOC filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of charging party, a female employee alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by defendant Specialty Restaurants Corporation regarding ... read more >
On September 25, 2006 the EEOC filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of charging party, a female employee alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by defendant Specialty Restaurants Corporation regarding gender, (female) and national origin (Middle Eastern.)

Specifically, plaintiff claimed that Middle Eatern women were harassed, based on their gender and national origin and that the company retaiated against individuals who complained about, opposed or participated in the investigation of harassment.

On May 15, 2008, the court (Judge Florence-Marie Cooper) approved a class settlement consent decree requiring the defendant to pay a total of $625,000 to the charging party and to others similarly situated. Injunctive relief in the form of non-discrimination and anti-retaliation provisions and the creation of an officer/trainer position for the purposes of assuring equality in the workplace was also included.

David Miller - 07/26/2010


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Defendant-type
Retailer
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
National Origin/Ethnicity
Arab/Afgani/Middle Eastern
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.
Defendant(s) Specialty Restaurants Corporation
Plaintiff Description Those employees similarly situation to charging party Julia Santoscoy who were discriminated against on basis of their gender, female or national origin, Middle Eastern
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
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 2008 - 2010
Case Closing Year 2008
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Date: Apr. 27, 2016
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  Smith Barney Gender Discrimination
https://www.lieffcabraser.com/employment/smith-barney/
Date: August 2008
By: Outten & Golden
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Date: Mar. 1, 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-06109-FMC-PLA (C.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0142-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/15/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree [ECF# 19] (2008 WL 4223602) (C.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0142-0001.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 05/15/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Abrams, Paul L. (C.D. Cal.) [Magistrate]
EE-CA-0142-9000
Cooper, Florence-Marie Court not on record
EE-CA-0142-0001
Plaintiff's Lawyers Esparza-Cervantes, Elizabeth (California)
EE-CA-0142-0001 | EE-CA-0142-9000
Park, Anna Y. (California)
EE-CA-0142-0001 | EE-CA-0142-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Hart, Douglas Roger (California)
EE-CA-0142-9000
Jamgotchian, Ronda D. (California)
EE-CA-0142-9000

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