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Case Name EEOC v. Bob Evans Farms, Inc. EE-MO-0017
Docket / Court 4:04-cv-00622-MLM ( E.D. Mo. )
State/Territory Missouri
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's St. Louis district office sued Bob Evans Farms, Inc., on May 20, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The EEOC alleged that Bob Evans violated Title VII when it discriminated against at least three employees based on sex (female) by creating a hostile ... read more >
The EEOC's St. Louis district office sued Bob Evans Farms, Inc., on May 20, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The EEOC alleged that Bob Evans violated Title VII when it discriminated against at least three employees based on sex (female) by creating a hostile work environment which forced the constructive discharge of two employees. The one separately intervening complainant stipulated to the dismissal of her case on January 18, 2005. The EEOC and the defendant entered into a consent decree on January 19, 2005 which stipulated that Bob Evans would pay $250,000 in damages, fees and costs to be split among the eight claimants as determined by the EEOC; it would post a notice of compliance with Title VII; it would post EEO posters; conduct a training session for the employees at the restaurant where the harassment occurred; and semiannually report any complaints of harassment to the EEOC.

Aaron Weismann - 06/20/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Bob Evans Farms, 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 2005 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
4:04-cv-00622-MLM (E.D. Mo.) 01/19/2005
EE-MO-0017-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 05/20/2004
EE-MO-0017-0001.pdf | Detail
Plaintiff/Intervenors Complaint For Violations of Title VII 08/12/2004
EE-MO-0017-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 01/19/2005
EE-MO-0017-0006.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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