Case: EEOC v. Palm Management Corp.

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Filed Date: Jan. 17, 2001

Closed Date: 2003

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Case Summary

On January 17, 2001, the EEOC filed a charge against Palm Management Corp., which manages The Palm Restaurants, alleging that the company violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by failing to recruit and hire women into service worker positions.On December 17, 2003, the EEOC announced resolution of the charge, "ending a nationwide investigation focusing on past recruitment and hiring practices." The parties entered into a pre-litigation agreement obtained through the EEOC's settlemen…

On January 17, 2001, the EEOC filed a charge against Palm Management Corp., which manages The Palm Restaurants, alleging that the company violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by failing to recruit and hire women into service worker positions.

On December 17, 2003, the EEOC announced resolution of the charge, "ending a nationwide investigation focusing on past recruitment and hiring practices." The parties entered into a pre-litigation agreement obtained through the EEOC's settlement process. Under the terms of the agreement, the defendant agreed not to discriminate or retaliate against employees; to establish a Class Fund in the amount of $500,000; to engage in workforce monitoring; to provide training addressing discrimination to management; to improve recruitment and hiring of females into service worker positions; and to implement certain record-keeping procedures.

The agreement was to expire either after three years or after distribution of the Class Fund, whichever was later. During that time, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California had authority to enforce the terms of the agreement.

Summary Authors

Priyah Kaul (11/23/2014)

People


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Park, Anna Y. (California)

Viramontes, Rosa (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Krupkin, Jay P. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Park, Anna Y. (California)

Viramontes, Rosa (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Krupkin, Jay P. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Settlement Agreement

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

Settlement Agreement

Press Release

EEOC v. Palm Management Corporation

Dec. 17, 2003

Dec. 17, 2003

Press Release

Resources

Docket

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 17, 2001

Closing Date: 2003

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All female applicants to all Palm Restaurant locations during the operative period, January 1, 1999 to December 31, 2000.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Palm Management Corporation, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Special Case Type(s):

Out-of-court

Availably Documents:

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Amount Defendant Pays: 500,000.00

Order Duration: 2003 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Auditing

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Reporting

Retaliation Prohibition

Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria

Utilize objective job description

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits