Case: EEOC v. Entravision Communications Corp

5:03-cv-05117 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Filed Date: Nov. 19, 2003

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

In November 2003, the San Jose Local Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Entravision Communications Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the two charging parties and a group of similarly situated female employees to a sexually hostile work environment, resulting in the constructive discharge of one of the charging parties and the retaliatory discharge of the other in violation of Title VII of…

In November 2003, the San Jose Local Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Entravision Communications Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the two charging parties and a group of similarly situated female employees to a sexually hostile work environment, resulting in the constructive discharge of one of the charging parties and the retaliatory discharge of the other in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After some scheduling orders, the parties participated in mediation in November 2004, resulting in a tentative settlement. The parties reached a final settlement in February 2005 through a consent decree.

The two-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: develop a harassment policy and complaint procedure, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, provide annual Title VII training for all its employees, and pay $185,000.

The decree was entered in 2005 and scheduled to last 2007. No further docket entries exist, so the case is presumably closed.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (7/30/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Entravision Communications Corporation

Nov. 2, 2005 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. Entravision Communications Corporation

Nov. 19, 2003 Complaint
27

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Entravision Communications Corp.

Feb. 9, 2005 Settlement Agreement

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Docket

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

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 19, 2003

Closing Date: 2007

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

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

Entravision Communications Corporation (Monterey, CA), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

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:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 185000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Recordkeeping

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits