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Case Name EEOC v. GO DADDY SOFTWARE INC EE-AZ-0051
Docket / Court CIV 04 2062 PHX DGC ( D. Ariz. )
State/Territory Arizona
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2004, the EEOC district office of Phoenix, Arizona brought this suit against Go Daddy Software, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. The EEOC claimed that a Moroccan Muslim male was unlawfully discriminated against because of his national origin and religion in ... read more >
In September 2004, the EEOC district office of Phoenix, Arizona brought this suit against Go Daddy Software, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. The EEOC claimed that a Moroccan Muslim male was unlawfully discriminated against because of his national origin and religion in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the EEOC claimed that the defendant terminated and thus retaliated against him when a reduction in force plan was implemented four months after the aggrieved employee began working for the defendant and it focused on him. After summary judgment was granted for defendant concerning any constructive discharge claims, a jury verdict was entered in December 2006. Initially, the jury directed the defendant to pay the aggrieved employee $135,000 in back pay and $250,000 in punitive damages. After the defendant moved for a judgment as a matter of law the amounts were reduced to the following: $36,552 in back pay, $5,156 in prejudgment interest, $5,000 in compensatory damages, and $195,000 in punitive damages.

Joel Pettit - 06/07/2007


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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
Recordkeeping
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Religion discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
National Origin/Ethnicity
Other
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Go Daddy Software, 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 Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration 2007 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2007
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-02062-DGC (D. Ariz.) 04/25/2007
EE-AZ-0051-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Order [Summary Judgment] 06/27/2006 (2006 WL 1791295) (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0051-0001.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Jury Verdict 12/15/2006
EE-AZ-0051-0002.pdf | Detail
Order [Judgment] 04/06/2007 (2007 WL 1076701) (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0051-0003.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Final Judgment in a Civil Case 04/24/2007 (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0051-0004.pdf | Detail
Judges Campbell, David G. (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0051-0004
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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