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Case Name EEOC v. QUALITY PORK PROCESSORS, INC. EE-MN-0054
Docket / Court 01-CV-143 JMR/FLN ( D. Minn. )
State/Territory Minnesota
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Milwaukee office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, against Quality Pork Processors, Inc. The complaint, filed in January 2001, alleged race discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically that ... read more >
The Milwaukee office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, against Quality Pork Processors, Inc. The complaint, filed in January 2001, alleged race discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically that Defendant subjected the charging party to a racially hostile work environment and then retaliated against her when she complained about the harassment. In November 2001, Defendant moved for summary judgment and the motion was granted in part in February 2002 (EEOC's claim for retaliation was dismissed at this time).

In February 2002 the parties engaged in a settlement conference and the case settled. In April 2002 a consent decree was entered. The decree, valid for five years, required Defendant to pay the charging party $15,000, expunge her employment records and provide her with a neutral employment reference. Defendant was enjoined from discrimination or retaliating in violation of Title VII and required to provide employment discrimination training to its employees, post a notice of non-discrimination at its work place, and adopt and disseminate an anti-discrimination policy.

Elizabeth Glassman - 07/20/2007


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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
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
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) Quality Pork Processors, Inc. of Texas
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 2002 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2002
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)
0:01-cv-00143-RHK-JMM (D. Minn.) 04/15/2003
EE-MN-0054-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Stipulation for Protective Order and Order 10/25/2001 (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0054-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Re: Motion to Compel] 11/27/2001 (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0054-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Re: Motion to Compel] 12/21/2001 (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0054-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion and Order [Re: Motion for Summary Judgment] 02/01/2002 (2002 WL 202452 / 2002 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 1766) (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0054-0007.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Order of Dismissal 02/22/2002 (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0054-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulation and Order for Dismissal with Prejudice 04/01/2002 (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0054-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 04/01/2002
EE-MN-0054-0006.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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