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Case Name EEOC v. DOLGENCORP OF TEXAS INC (d/b/a DOLLAR GENERAL) EE-TX-0102
Docket / Court 4:04-cv-03787 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Houston Office of the EEOC filed this action in the District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The defendant was Dolgencorp of Texas, which is also known as Dollar General, a nationwide retailer. The controversy involved the alleged sexual harassment of a female employee. The lawsuit ... read more >
The Houston Office of the EEOC filed this action in the District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The defendant was Dolgencorp of Texas, which is also known as Dollar General, a nationwide retailer. The controversy involved the alleged sexual harassment of a female employee. The lawsuit was filed in September of 2004 and was eventually resolved by consent decree in February of 2006.

This case was resolved with a payment of $35,000 to the complainant, who had intervened in the case. In addition, the Defendant had to provide a onetime training program, a neutral reference, and a new internal complaint system.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/25/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Neutral/Positive Reference
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
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
State law
Defendant(s) Dolgencorp of Texas, 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 2006 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
4:04-cv-03787 (S.D. Tex.) 02/27/2006
EE-TX-0102-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Original Complaint 09/29/2004
EE-TX-0102-0002.pdf | Detail
Plaintiff-Intervenor Amended Complaint 09/12/2005
EE-TX-0102-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 02/28/2006
EE-TX-0102-0004.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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