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Case Name EEOC v. PAPA JOHN'S USA, INC. EE-TN-0088
Docket / Court 3:05-cv-01027 ( M.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In December 2005, the Memphis Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Papa John's USA, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in violation of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Specifically, ... read more >
In December 2005, the Memphis Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Papa John's USA, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in violation of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant failed to hire the claiming party because of his disability following the district supervisor's order not to hire claimant. The charging party intervened in the suit in December 2005. After one settlement conference, the parties settled the lawsuit in December 2006 through a consent decree.

The one-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: post its anti-retaliation policy, provide anti-discrimination training for all managers engaged in hiring practices, and pay $36,000 to complainant.

Daisy Manning - 10/05/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action State Anti-Discrimination Law
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Papa John's USA, 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 - 2007
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-01027 (M.D. Tenn.) 12/04/2006
EE-TN-0088-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 12/05/2005
EE-TN-0088-0001.pdf | Detail
Complaint in Intervention 02/07/2006
EE-TN-0088-0002.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 12/04/2006
EE-TN-0088-0003.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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