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Case Name EEOC v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. EE-FL-0123
Docket / Court 8:05-cv-00313-JDW-MSS ( M.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Miami district office sued Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. on February 17, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Wal-Mart violated Title VII when it discriminated against the complainant based on sex (female) by creating a hostile ... read more >
The EEOC's Miami district office sued Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. on February 17, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Wal-Mart violated Title VII when it discriminated against the complainant based on sex (female) by creating a hostile work environment. The parties entered into a consent decree on June 29, 2006 which stipulated that Wal-Mart would pay $25,000 to the complainant, develop and distribute an anti-harassment policy, post a notice of compliance with Title VII at the store specified in the consent decree, provide Title VII compliance training at the store specified in the consent decree, place a signed statement acknowledging compliance with Wal-Mart's anti-harassment policy in the offending manager's file, and report compliance with the consent decree and harassment complaints semiannually to the EEOC.

Aaron Weismann - 06/20/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
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) Wal-Mart Stores, 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 - 2009
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)
8:05-cv-00313-JDW-MSS (M.D. Fla.) 06/29/2006
EE-FL-0123-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 02/17/2005
EE-FL-0123-0001.pdf | Detail
Order [Dismissing Case Pursuant to Settlement] 04/03/2006 (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0123-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
EEOC Press Release 06/01/2006
EE-FL-0123-0004.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 06/29/2006
EE-FL-0123-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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