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Case Name EEOC v. LOWE'S EE-DE-0017
Docket / Court 05-373 ( D. Del. )
State/Territory Delaware
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On June 8, 2005, the Wilmington and Philadelphia offices of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII against Lowes Home Centers, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. The EEOC alleged that the defendant had violated the constitutional ... read more >
On June 8, 2005, the Wilmington and Philadelphia offices of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII against Lowes Home Centers, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. The EEOC alleged that the defendant had violated the constitutional rights of the complainant by failing to promote her and by subjecting her to a hostile work environment on the basis of her gender, eventually constructively discharging her.

On November 21, 2005, the case was referred to mediation with a magistrate judge. On July 6, 2006, one week after the scheduled mediation, the EEOC filed a voluntary stipulation of dismissal of some of the plaintiff's claims. The district court adopted this stipulation and dismissed the claims, closing the case. On the same day, the court noted that the case was closed in error and reopened it.

On August 29, 2006, the EEOC filed a motion to intervene in the case. (This is odd due to the fact that the EEOC was already the only plaintiff in the case, but the docket records the motion.) The EEOC then filed another stipulation of voluntary dismissal on October 3, 2006. On November 2, 2006, the district court granted the EEOC's motion to intervene, and that is the final docket entry in the case. We have no further information on the proceedings in this case.

Kristen Sagar - 04/08/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
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. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Lowe's Home Centers 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 None
Unknown
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
1:05-cv-00373-JJF (D. Del.) 11/02/2006
EE-DE-0017-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 06/08/2005
EE-DE-0017-0001 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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