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Case Name EEOC v. Supervalu Holdings EE-IN-0105
Docket / Court 1:01-cv-00117-WCL-RBC ( N.D. Ind. )
State/Territory Indiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In March 2001, the EEOC district office in Indianapolis, Indiana brought this suit against SuperValu Holdings, Inc., a wholesale foods and wharehousing firm, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. Although the complaint is unavailable, the EEOC annual report states that ... read more >
In March 2001, the EEOC district office in Indianapolis, Indiana brought this suit against SuperValu Holdings, Inc., a wholesale foods and wharehousing firm, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. Although the complaint is unavailable, the EEOC annual report states that there was a class of twenty-two women who alleged they were being paid less than male coworkers. After a few scheduling and status conferences were held, the parties settled the case. A consent decree was entered in January 2002. This decree required the defendant to: pay $400,000 to the class of 22 claimants, post notice of Non-Discrimination, provide training to all supervisors, and to pay female employees on a basis equal to males. This decree has a term of two years.

Keri Livingston - 06/29/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Pay / Benefits
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. § 2000e
Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)
Defendant(s) SuperValu Holdings, 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 2002 - 2004
Case Closing Year 2002
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)
1:01-cv-00117-WCL-RBC (N.D. Ind.) 01/02/2002
EE-IN-0105-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Consent Decree 01/02/2002
EE-IN-0105-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: EEOC Regional Office
EEOC Annual Report 09/30/2002
EE-IN-0105-0001.pdf | Detail
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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