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Case Name EEOC v. Rite Aid Corporation EE-PA-0143
Docket / Court 1:05-cv-01896-SHR ( M.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2005, the Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Rite Aid Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania alleging retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that ... read more >
In September 2005, the Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Rite Aid Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania alleging retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant unreasonably disciplined and terminated the charging party, a female employee, after she complained that she was being discriminated against by her supervisor because of her sex. The charging party intervened in the suit in November 2005. After a scheduling order, the parties settled in March 2006 through a consent decree.

The two-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: provide the charging party with a neutral employment reference, post a notice of the decree, report the EEOC at specified intervals, provide Title VII training for all its managers and supervisors, and pay the charging party $93,000.

Michele Marxkors - 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
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
State Anti-Discrimination Law
Defendant(s) Rite Aid Corporation
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 2006 - 2008
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-01896-SHR (M.D. Pa.) 03/08/2006
EE-PA-0143-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/21/2005
EE-PA-0143-0001 PDF | Detail
Complaint of Intervenor 12/02/2005
EE-PA-0143-0002 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 03/08/2006
EE-PA-0143-0003 PDF | Detail
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report 03/31/2006
EE-PA-0143-0004 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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