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Case Name EEOC v. Higbee Company d/b/a Dillard Department Stores, Inc EE-LA-0036
Docket / Court 03-0356 ( E.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The New Orleans District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Higbee Company, who was doing business as Dillards Department Stores, in February of 2003, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The suit alleged sex and age discrimination. The complainant, who ... read more >
The New Orleans District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Higbee Company, who was doing business as Dillards Department Stores, in February of 2003, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The suit alleged sex and age discrimination. The complainant, who intervened, alleged that Higbee discharged her from her position as a "Polo Specialist" and replacing her with a male who was 22 years younger than her. Ultimately the case was settled on March 24, 2004. The details of the settlement or other aspects of the case are not available at this time.

Alex Bean - 06/04/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Demotion
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Higbee Company
Higbee Company
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought Unknown
Class action status granted Unknown
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief None on record
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
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)
03-0356 (E.D. La.) 03/24/2004
EE-LA-0036-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 02/05/2003
EE-LA-0036-0001 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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