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Case Name EEOC v. THE JONES STORE & MAY DEPARTMENT STORES, CO. EE-MO-0085
Docket / Court 4:01-cv-00070-FJG ( W.D. Mo. )
State/Territory Missouri
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In January 2001, the St. Louis District Office of the EEOC (with participation from the Kansas City Area Office) brought this suit against The Jones Store Company, which was acquired by May Department Stores, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri alleging ... read more >
In January 2001, the St. Louis District Office of the EEOC (with participation from the Kansas City Area Office) brought this suit against The Jones Store Company, which was acquired by May Department Stores, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri alleging discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant failed to assign the charging party, an employee of 59 years of age, to the Estee Lauder cosmetics counter because of her age, resulting in lower commissions and earnings for the charging party. The parties settled almost immediately, filing a motion to voluntarily dismiss the case on the same day that the complaint was filed. They settled through a settlement agreement in January 2001.

The settlement agreement contained non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses and required the defendant to: post an EEOC notice, provide the charging party with a positive employment reference, and pay the charging party $6,000.

Michele Marxkors - 07/11/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. ยงยง 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) The Jones Store Company
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 not on record
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)
4:01-cv-00070-FJG (W.D. Mo.) 01/29/2001
EE-MO-0085-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 01/18/2001
EE-MO-0085-0001 PDF | Detail
Settlement Agreement 01/19/2001
EE-MO-0085-0002 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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