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Case Name EEOC v. SHIPLEY'S DONUTS EE-TX-0326
Docket / Court H-06-2106 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In June 2006 the Houston District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against food manufacturer Shipley Donut Flour & Supply Co., Inc., doing business as Shipley Do-Nuts, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas alleging retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil ... read more >
In June 2006 the Houston District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against food manufacturer Shipley Donut Flour & Supply Co., Inc., doing business as Shipley Do-Nuts, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas alleging retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleges the defendant retaliated against the complaining party for filing a discrimination charge. Following some discovery and the defendant's failed motion for summary judgment, the parties settled the lawsuit in September 2007 through a consent decree.

The two-year decree, containing anti-discrimination and retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: make compliance reports to the EEOC, allow access to the EEOC for monitoring, create a special compliance monitor, expunge the complainant's employment record and supply a neutral reference, post notice of employee rights, provide EEO training, implement a complaint resolution process, not employ a specified individual as a supervisor, institute an eviction notice procedure for company-sponsored housing, and pay $6,500 to the complaining party.

Daisy Manning - 04/29/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Shipley Donut Flour & Supply Co., 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 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)
4:06-cv-02106 (S.D. Tex.) 09/24/2007
EE-TX-0326-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 06/22/2006
EE-TX-0326-0001 PDF | Detail
Memorandum and Order [re: Summary Judgment] 09/19/2007 (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0326-0002 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 09/24/2007
EE-TX-0326-0003 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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