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Case Name EEOC v. LOVE'S TRAVEL STOPS & COUNTRY STORES, INC. EE-TN-0067
Docket / Court 3:05CV0768 ( M.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2005, the Memphis Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ... read more >
In September 2005, the Memphis Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged the defendants subjected the charging parties, female employees, to a sexually hostile work environment, resulting in the constructive, and in one case retaliatory, discharge of the charging parties. The charging parties intervened in the lawsuit in January 2006. Following some discovery and mediation, the parties settled the lawsuit in September 2006 through a consent decree.

The two-year decree, containing agreements not to discriminate or retaliate, required the defendant to: expunge complainants' employment records, provide a neutral reference, post and distribute a notice of employee rights, provide managerial training regarding sexual harassment laws, revise its existing anti-harassment policies, report complaints to the EEOC every six months, provide written verification of compliance with certain general requirements, keep records of all persons undergoing sexual harassment prevention training, retain a consultant knowledgable in employment discrimination law to review defendant's policies and managerial training program, and pay $253,500 to be distributed among four individuals.

Daisy Manning - 10/16/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
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) Love's Travel Stop & Country Stores, Inc.
Love's Travel Stop & Country 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 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)
3:05-cv-00768 (M.D. Tenn.) 09/19/2006
EE-TN-0067-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/30/2005
EE-TN-0067-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint 12/05/2005
EE-TN-0067-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Complaint of Intervenor Tracie Lewellen 01/05/2006
EE-TN-0067-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Complaint of Intervenor Michelle Medina 01/09/2006
EE-TN-0067-0004 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 09/19/2006
EE-TN-0067-0005 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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