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Case Name EEOC v. BAREFEET SHOES EE-PA-0022
Docket / Court 04-cv-3788 ( E.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In August 2004, the EEOC district office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania brought this suit against Bare Feet Shoes of Pennsylvania, Inc., a casual shoe retailer, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Two female aggrieved employees are named in the complaint, but only ... read more >
In August 2004, the EEOC district office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania brought this suit against Bare Feet Shoes of Pennsylvania, Inc., a casual shoe retailer, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Two female aggrieved employees are named in the complaint, but only one intervened. Both women claimed sexual harassment and hostile working conditions in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. One of the women alleged constructive discharge as well. The female employee who intervened voluntarily dismissed her case in October 2005. The EEOC also voluntarily dismissed its claims concerning the intervenor. The claims on behalf of the second aggrieved employee proceeded. After a failed defense motion for summary judgment, the parties settled, and a consent decree was entered in June 2006. No documents pertaining to dismissal of any party or the consent decree are currently available.

Jason Chester - 06/10/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
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
Defendant(s) Bare Feet Shoes of PA, 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 Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration not on record
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)
2:04-cv-03788-MAM (E.D. Pa.) 06/15/2006
EE-PA-0022-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 08/11/2004
EE-PA-0022-0001.pdf | Detail
Memorandum and Order 02/10/2006 (2006 WL 328355 / 2006 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 5175) (E.D. Pa.)
EE-PA-0022-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Judges Caracappa, Linda K. (E.D. Pa.) [Magistrate]
EE-PA-0022-9000
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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