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Case Name EEOC v. FRED'S STORES OF TENNESSEE, INC. EE-TN-0045
Docket / Court 2:04-cv-02679-SHM-dkv ( W.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Memphis office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, against Fred's Stores of Tennessee, Inc. The complaint was filed in September 2004, and alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII. The parties entered into a consent ... read more >
The Memphis office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, against Fred's Stores of Tennessee, Inc. The complaint was filed in September 2004, and alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII. The parties entered into a consent decree in February 2006. The decree was valid for two years and required Defendant to pay $30,000 to the charging party. Defendant was enjoined from discriminating or retaliating in violation of Title VII, and required to post and distribute a notice of non-discrimination, provide Title VII training to its mangers, follow recruitment, hiring, and promotion protocols, and comply with advertising/recruiting requirements. Defendant was also required to report regularly to the EEOC.

Elizabeth Glassman - 07/16/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria
Discrimination-basis
Sex 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) Fred's Stores of Tennessee, 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)
2:04-cv-02679-SMH-dkv (W.D. Tenn.) 02/27/2006
EE-TN-0045-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 02/27/2006
EE-TN-0045-0001.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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