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Case Name EEOC v. Circle S Stores Inc, et al EE-NM-0018
Docket / Court CIV 04 0716 RHS/DJS ( D.N.M. )
State/Territory New Mexico
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In June 2004, the Phoenix district office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Circle S Stores, Inc. and Circle S Grocery, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimants by refusing to hire them ... read more >
In June 2004, the Phoenix district office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Circle S Stores, Inc. and Circle S Grocery, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimants by refusing to hire them for cashier positions because of their sex (male). The case settled during a settlement conference, and the court entered the consent decree in December 2005. The parties filed an amended consent decree in February 2006.

The three year consent decree required the defendant to refrain from discrimination and retaliation, pay the claimants $60,000, review and revise its anti-discrimination policies and procedures, use objective recruitment, place an advertisement in the Farmington newspaper that the defendant is an equal opportunity employer and announce job openings, provide Title VII training for all owners, managers, and other personnel with hiring responsibilities, distribute its anti-discrimination policy, post notice, give the EEOC reports every six months on compliance with the decree and the applicants for the cashier position, and allow the EEOC to have access to its premises to review compliance with the decree.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/26/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Content of Injunction
Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements
Discrimination Prohibition
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Monitoring
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria
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) Circl S Stores Inc.
Circle S Grocery 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 - 2008
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)
1:04-cv-00716-WJ-DJS (D.N.M.) 02/08/2006
EE-NM-0018-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 04/24/2004
EE-NM-0018-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 12/05/2005
EE-NM-0018-0002.pdf | Detail
Amended Consent Decree 02/08/2006
EE-NM-0018-0003.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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