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Case Name EEOC v. CHURPEYES CHICKEN OF ALABAMA, LLC EE-AL-0054
Docket / Court 1:04-cv-00349-MJB ( S.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Birmingham office sued Churpeys Chicken of Alabama, LLC, the company that owns the national Church's Chicken fast food chain, on May 28, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. The EEOC's Complaint alleged that Churpeys violated Title VII when it ... read more >
The EEOC's Birmingham office sued Churpeys Chicken of Alabama, LLC, the company that owns the national Church's Chicken fast food chain, on May 28, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. The EEOC's Complaint alleged that Churpeys violated Title VII when it discriminated against one of its employees by failing to rehire her based on sex (female) and because of her pregnancy. The parties entered into a consent decree on June 28, 2004 which stipulated that Churpeys would not discriminate in the future, would not retaliate against its employees in the future, would pay $7,500 in damages to the aggrieved employee, would provide Title VII compliance training to its managerial and supervisory staff in Alabama, would annually report complaints of discrimination and participants in training sessions to the EEOC every six months, and would post a notice of Title VII compliance.

Aaron Weismann - 06/06/2007


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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
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Churpeyes Chicken of Alabama, LLC
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 - 2006
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)
1:04-cv-00349-B (S.D. Ala.) 06/28/2004
EE-AL-0054-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 05/28/2004
EE-AL-0054-0001 PDF | Detail
Joint Motion for Entry of Consent Decree 06/17/2004
EE-AL-0054-0002 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 06/25/2004
EE-AL-0054-0003 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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