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Case Name EEOC v. WAL-MART STORES, INC. EE-WA-0107
Docket / Court C98-5535RJB ( W.D. Wash. )
State/Territory Washington
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Seattle District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington in September 1998. The complaint alleged that the Defendant violated Title VII's prohibition of discrimination based on sex by failing ... read more >
The Seattle District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington in September 1998. The complaint alleged that the Defendant violated Title VII's prohibition of discrimination based on sex by failing to give employment applications for cart pusher to two potential female applicants. There were no major procedural events before the parties notified the court in September 1999 that a settlement had been reached. The consent decree, which was approved by the court in January 2000, required Wal-Mart to pay a total of $5500 to the complainants. It also required Wal-Mart to conduct two annual training for its managers and report a summary of complaints to the EEOC.

Kevin Wilemon - 05/19/2008


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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
Hiring
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) Wal-Mart Stores, 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 not on record
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
3:98-cv-05535-RJB (W.D. Wash.) 01/19/2000
EE-WA-0107-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Stipulation for Protective Order and Proposed Order 08/16/1999 (W.D. Wash.)
EE-WA-0107-0002.pdf | Detail
Order of Dismissal 09/16/1999 (W.D. Wash.)
EE-WA-0107-0003.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree and Order Dismissing Action 01/19/2000
EE-WA-0107-0001.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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