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Case Name EEOC v. Western Casework Corporation EE-NV-0044
Docket / Court 2:04-cv-00907-LDG-LRL ( D. Nev. )
State/Territory Nevada
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In June 2004, the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Western Casework Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada alleging that the defendant subjected the charging parties, Hispanic employees, and other similarly situated individuals to a ... read more >
In June 2004, the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Western Casework Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada alleging that the defendant subjected the charging parties, Hispanic employees, and other similarly situated individuals to a hostile work environment because of their national origin in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The charging parties intervened in the suit in September 2004. After some scheduling orders, the parties settled in July 2005 through a consent decree.

The three-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: post a notice of the decree, hire an EEO consultant, provide EEO training for all its employees, revise and distribute its anti-discrimination policy, implement a complaint procedure, maintain relevant records, provide the charging parties with neutral employment references, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, and pay $600,000. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Michele Marxkors - 08/23/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action State Anti-Discrimination Law
State law
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Western Casework Corporation
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
Additional Resources
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  Smith Barney Gender Discrimination
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  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)
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  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
Date: Apr. 1, 2001
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
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Docket(s)
2:04-cv-00907-LDG-LRL (D. Nev.)
EE-NV-0044-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/08/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-NV-0044-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/30/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint in Intervention
EE-NV-0044-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/29/2004
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report
EE-NV-0044-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/20/2005
Consent Decree [ECF# 42]
EE-NV-0044-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/20/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
EEOC Press Release: "Western Casework Ordered to Pay $600,000 for Harassment of Hispanic Employees Based on National Origin"
EE-NV-0044-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/22/2005
Plaintiff's Lawyers Blake, Samantha E. (California)
EE-NV-0044-0004
Lucero, A. Luis Jr. (Washington)
EE-NV-0044-0004
Perry, Olophius E. (Nevada)
EE-NV-0044-0004

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