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Case Name EEOC v. FURNITURELAND SOUTH EE-NC-0042
Docket / Court 1:02-cv-00703-WLO ( M.D. N.C. )
State/Territory North Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In August 2002, the EEOC district office in Charlotte, North Carolina brought this action against Furnitureland South, Inc., a general home furnishings retail firm, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. Although the complaint is unavailable, the consent decree ... read more >
In August 2002, the EEOC district office in Charlotte, North Carolina brought this action against Furnitureland South, Inc., a general home furnishings retail firm, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. Although the complaint is unavailable, the consent decree indicates that a male employee alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discriminating against him on the basis of national origin. After the parties attended mediation, they settled and a consent decree was entered in May 2003.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of national origin, pay the aggrieved party $10,000, provide EEO training, and post an EEO notice. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the agreement ran for one year.

Joel Pettit - 07/30/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Furnitureland South, Inc.
Plaintiff Description A male employee of Furnitureland South, Inc. who complained of discrimination on the basis of national origin.
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 2003 - 2004
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
1:02-cv-00703-WLO (M.D. N.C.) 05/19/2003
EE-NC-0042-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 05/19/2003
EE-NC-0042-0001 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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