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Case Name EEOC v. Meijer Stores Limited Partnership EE-MI-0117
Docket / Court 1:02-cv-00650-RAE ( W.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2002, the EEOC district office in Detroit, Michigan brought this suit against Meijer Stores Limited Partnership in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it refused ... read more >
In September 2002, the EEOC district office in Detroit, Michigan brought this suit against Meijer Stores Limited Partnership in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it refused to accommodate an employee whose religious faith dictated that she not work on Sundays and subsequently terminated her for not being available on those days.

The parties settled and a consent decree was entered in July 2003. According to the terms of the consent decree, the defendant would refrain from retaliating on the basis of religion, make reasonable accommodations in the future for religious employees, pay the aggrieved woman $22,000, modify its existing EEO policy to include religion, provide EEO training, and post EEO notices. The terms of the decree ran for one year.

Jason Chester - 06/22/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Religion 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) Meijer Stores, LP
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 2003 - 2004
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
1:02-cv-00650-RAE (W.D. Mich.) 07/09/2003
EE-MI-0117-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/06/2002
EE-MI-0117-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 07/09/2003
EE-MI-0117-0002.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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