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Case Name EEOC v. K&B LOUISIANA CORPORATION (D/B/A RITE AID) EE-LA-0072
Docket / Court 2:03-cv-02079-KDE ( E.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The New Orleans District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against K&B Louisiana Corp., doing business as Rite Aid Inc., in July of 2003, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The suit was based on sexual harassment and retaliation against a female employee in ... read more >
The New Orleans District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against K&B Louisiana Corp., doing business as Rite Aid Inc., in July of 2003, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The suit was based on sexual harassment and retaliation against a female employee in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The complainant intervened in the case, which consisted mostly of discovery issues. Rite Aid filed a motion for summary judgment in which the court granted and dismissed the intervenor's claim for damages arising from Title VII, her claim for injunctive relief based upon Title VII, and her claim for punitive damages arising from Title VII. After this the parties worked towards and reached a settlement on July 28, 2004.

The consent agreement that was ordered by the court included only injunctive relief; all prayers for monetary relief were denied. Rite Aid had to train the perpetrators and guarantee that their stores had the federally mandated Title VII postings. Rite Aid was also forced to post the number of its human resources manager in their stores in Louisiana.

Alex Bean - 06/01/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex 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) K&B Louisiana Corporation
Rite Aid 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 Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2004 - 2005
Case Closing Year 2004
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)
2:03-cv-02079-KDE (E.D. La.) 07/28/2004
EE-LA-0072-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 07/21/2003
EE-LA-0072-0001 PDF | Detail
Amended Complaint 08/14/2003
EE-LA-0072-0002 PDF | Detail
Intervenor's Complaint 08/26/2003
EE-LA-0072-0003 PDF | Detail
Order on Motion for Summary Judgment 06/30/2004 (2004 WL 1488578 / 2004 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 12356) (E.D. La.)
EE-LA-0072-0005 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Consent Decree 07/28/2004
EE-LA-0072-0004 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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