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Case Name EEOC v. Lee's Food Corp. d/b/a Food Rite Community Supermarket EE-VA-0131
Docket / Court No. 3:13-CV-838 ( E.D. Va. )
State/Territory Virginia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On December 19th, 2013, a female plaintiff filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia under Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 against Food Rite Community Supermarket. Specifically, the plaintiff ... read more >
On December 19th, 2013, a female plaintiff filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia under Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 against Food Rite Community Supermarket. Specifically, the plaintiff claimed that the defendant discriminated against her when it failed to hire her as a part-time courtesy van driver because she is a female.

In October of 2012, the plaintiff responded to an advertisement for a job as a part-time courtesy van driver. Although the plaintiff met the minimum qualifications for the position, the defendant allegedly told her that he would not hire a female for the position out of concern that she would be at greater risk of being a victim of a crime while on the job. Later in October the defendant hired a male to fill the position.

This case is ongoing as of March 13, 2014

Kim Zhang - 03/13/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Hire
Defendant-type
Retailer
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.
Defendant(s) Food Rite Community Supermarket
Plaintiff Description A female applicant who was denied employment on the basis of her gender
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 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)
No. 3:13-CV-838 (E.D. Va.) 12/19/2013
EE-VA-0131-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 12/19/2013
EE-VA-0131-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Payne, Robert E. (E.D. Va.)
EE-VA-0131-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Haden, Kara Gibbon (North Carolina)
EE-VA-0131-0001
Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)
EE-VA-0131-0001
Lopez, P. David (District of Columbia)
EE-VA-0131-0001
Nyfeler, Suzanne Lenahan (Virginia)
EE-VA-0131-0001 | EE-VA-0131-9000
Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)
EE-VA-0131-0001
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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