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Case Name EEOC v. May's Drug Stores, Inc. EE-MO-0050
Docket / Court 3:03-cv-05010-RED ( W.D. Mo. )
State/Territory Missouri
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's St. Louis and Kansas City offices filed this suit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Southwestern Division on January 29, 2003. The suit alleged that defendant May's Drug Stores, Inc. violated Title VII by subjecting the female complainant to sexual ... read more >
The EEOC's St. Louis and Kansas City offices filed this suit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Southwestern Division on January 29, 2003. The suit alleged that defendant May's Drug Stores, Inc. violated Title VII by subjecting the female complainant to sexual harassment that resulted in her constructive discharge. After filing and intervention by the complainant, the case progressed smoothly through discovery. Then, after the trial date was postponed once, a settlement decree was entered on March 26, 2004.

In the settlement decree the defendant agreed to pay the complainant $75,000. $59,000 constituted punitive damages, $1,000 was for back pay, and $15,000 went towards the complainant's attorney's fees. The defendant also agreed to conduct training, report to the EEOC future complaints about a specific individual, and submit to EEOC inspection.

Jason Chester - 07/31/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
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
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
State law
Defendant(s) May's Drug Stores, 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 2004 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2004
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)
3:03-cv-05010-RED (W.D. Mo.) 03/29/2004
EE-MO-0050-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 01/29/2003
EE-MO-0050-0001.pdf | Detail
Complaint [Intervenor] 05/07/2003
EE-MO-0050-0002.pdf | Detail
Exhibit A [Attachment to Intervenor Complaint] 05/07/2003
EE-MO-0050-0003.pdf | Detail
Exhibit B [Attachment to Intervenor Complaint] 05/07/2003
EE-MO-0050-0004.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 03/29/2004
EE-MO-0050-0005.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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