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Case Name EEOC v. HOME DEPOT USA, INC. EE-WI-0016
Docket / Court 2:04-cv-00102-RTR ( E.D. Wis. )
State/Territory Wisconsin
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Wisconsin district office sued Home Depot USA, Inc. on January 29, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on sex(female) by creating a hostile work environment ... read more >
The EEOC's Wisconsin district office sued Home Depot USA, Inc. on January 29, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on sex(female) by creating a hostile work environment for the intervenor, who intervened in May 2004, and fired her in retaliation for her opposition of Defendant's practices of sex and race discrimination. The parties entered into a consent decree on February 14, 2005, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainant $100,000 in damages, fees, and costs; post a notice of compliance with Title VII; provide Title VII training to its managers and employees; and report complaints of sex and race discrimination to the EEOC semiannually.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/27/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Home Depot USA, 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 2005 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
2:04-cv-00102-RTR (E.D. Wis.) 02/14/2005
EE-WI-0016-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 01/29/2004
EE-WI-0016-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 02/14/2005
EE-WI-0016-0002 PDF | Detail
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report 02/14/2005
EE-WI-0016-0003 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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