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Case Name EEOC v. BATTLE'S TRAVEL STOP EE-AL-0072
Docket / Court 2:00-cv-00341-CSC ( M.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In March 2000, the Birmingham District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Searcy and Sara Battle, d/b/a Battle's Travel Stop and Sara's CafÈ, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. We do not have a copy of the complaint. However, according to the consent decree, ... read more >
In March 2000, the Birmingham District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Searcy and Sara Battle, d/b/a Battle's Travel Stop and Sara's CafÈ, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. We do not have a copy of the complaint. However, according to the consent decree, the complaint alleged that the defendant terminated the charging party, a female employee, because she was pregnant in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After some scheduling orders, the parties settled through a consent decree in April 2001. The decree contained a non-discrimination clause and had a three month duration. The defendant also agreed to pay the charging party $5,000 and to provide her with a neutral employment reference.

Michele Marxkors - 06/25/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Neutral/Positive Reference
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
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. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Searcy and Sara Battle
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 2001 - 2001
Case Closing Year 2001
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)
2:00-cv-00341-CSC (M.D. Ala.) 08/02/2001
EE-AL-0072-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order [Approving Consent Decree] 04/30/2001 (M.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0072-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Dismissing Case] 08/02/2001 (M.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0072-0003.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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