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Case Name EEOC v. WAL-MART STORES INC EE-ID-0031
Docket / Court 3:05-cv-00376-RJB-LMB ( D. Idaho )
State/Territory Idaho
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2005, the Seattle office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant by harassing him and retaliating against him by discharging ... read more >
In September 2005, the Seattle office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant by harassing him and retaliating against him by discharging him for his complaint because of his race (black). The parties entered into a settlement agreement, and the court dismissed the case in February 2007.

The two year settlement agreement required the defendant to pay the claimant $125,000 in damages and backpay, provide training for salaried managers and hourly associates, maintain policies to prevent race harassment, race discrimination, and refrain from discrimination, expunge the claimant's record, institute policies to promote manager accountability, post notice, and give the EEOC reports every six months.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/25/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Neutral/Positive Reference
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
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 Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration 2007 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
3:05-cv-00376-RJB-LMB (D. Idaho) 02/05/2007
EE-ID-0031-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/15/2005
EE-ID-0031-0001.pdf | Detail
Settlement Agreement and Order of Dismissal 02/05/2007
EE-ID-0031-0002.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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