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Case Name EEOC v. RACETRAC PETROLEUM, INC. EE-GA-0072
Docket / Court 1:06-cv-00761-CC ( N.D. Ga. )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Atlanta District Office brought this Title VII suit against RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc., a Georgia company operating numerous gasoline stations, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division on March 31, 2006. The EEOC's complaint alleged that RaceTrac ... read more >
The EEOC's Atlanta District Office brought this Title VII suit against RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc., a Georgia company operating numerous gasoline stations, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division on March 31, 2006. The EEOC's complaint alleged that RaceTrac discriminated against the intervenor employee for her religious beliefs by not accommodating her religious practices, retaliating against her for complaining about her treatment and ultimately firing her. The intervenor intervened in the suit in July. On November 22, 2006, the parties notified the court of their settlement agreement and in February 2007, the court signed the consent decree.

The consent decree enjoined RaceTrac from future discrimination against employees based on religion, retaliating against employees, required posting a notice of compliance with Title VII at its Store Support Center, maintain a Title VII training program for its managers, required to report discrimination to the EEOC and revise its anti-retaliation policy and inform new employees of the policy. The consent decree provided $125,000 in damages for the intervenor and RaceTrac was enjoined from giving the intervenor anything but a neutral reference for other employers when contacted by them.

Aaron Weismann - 05/30/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
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
Accommodation / Leave
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Racetrac Petrolium
Racetrac Petrolium, Inc.
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 2007 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2007
Case Ongoing No
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)
1:06-cv-00761-CC (N.D. Ga.) 02/21/2007
EE-GA-0072-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 03/31/2006
EE-GA-0072-0001 PDF | Detail
Order 07/18/2006 (N.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0072-0004 PDF | Detail
Notice of Settlement 11/22/2006
EE-GA-0072-0005 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 02/21/2007
EE-GA-0072-0006 PDF | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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