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Case Name EEOC v. DILLARD'S, INC. EE-TN-0033
Docket / Court 2:99-cv-02835-jsg ( W.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Memphis District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, against Dillard's Inc. The complaint, filed in September 1999, alleged retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that Defendant ... read more >
The Memphis District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, against Dillard's Inc. The complaint, filed in September 1999, alleged retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that Defendant terminated the charging party in retaliation for complaining about race discrimination. Defendant moved for summary judgment in October 2000 but the motion was denied in February 2001. The parties then entered into a settlement agreement in March 2001. The decree required Defendant to pay the charging party a total of $8,500, expunge the charging party's employment record, post a notice of non-discrimination at its facility and provide Title VII training to its management level employees. The decree is in effect for whatever time is needed to provide the training and the individual relief.

Shankar Viswanathan - 08/01/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Expungement of Employment Record
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
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) Dillard's 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 Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2001
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)
2:99-cv-02835-jsg (W.D. Tenn.) 10/22/2001
EE-TN-0033-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order on Plaintiff's Motion for Protective Order 05/01/2000 (W.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0033-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment 02/02/2001 (W.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0033-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement 03/16/2001 (2001 WL 861734)
EE-TN-0033-0003.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order of Dismissal 10/16/2001 (W.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0033-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment in a Civil Case 10/22/2001 (W.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0033-0005.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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