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Case Name EEOC v. QUALITY FOODS CO-OP EE-VA-0089
Docket / Court 6:03-CV-00068 ( W.D. Va. )
State/Territory Virginia
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Richmond, VA office of the EEOC brought this ADA suit against Quality Foods Cooperative, Inc. in September 2003, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. The complaint alleged that the defendant failed to provide a reasonable accommodation to the charging party, leading ... read more >
The Richmond, VA office of the EEOC brought this ADA suit against Quality Foods Cooperative, Inc. in September 2003, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. The complaint alleged that the defendant failed to provide a reasonable accommodation to the charging party, leading to the charging party's discharge. The parties came to a settlement through mediation, and the court entered a consent decree in June 2004.

The one year consent decree called for the defendant to expunge from the charging party's record anything about the discrimination claim, pay the charging party $13,500 (back pay and compensatory damages), comply with applicable employment laws, and adopt policies and procedures regarding the ADA, institute training, and post a notice of employee rights under the ADA.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/01/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Quality Foods Cooperative, 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 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)
6:03-cv-00068-nkm-mfu (W.D. Va.) 06/01/2004
EE-VA-0089-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Consent Decree 06/01/2004
EE-VA-0089-0001.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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