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Case Name EEOC v. FEDERAL EXPRESS CORPORATION (d/b/a FEDEX EXPRESS) EE-MD-0040
Docket / Court 1:04-cv-03129-WDQ ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2004, the Baltimore District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Federal Express Corporation, doing business as Fedex Express, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland alleging discrimination and retaliation on the basis of a physical disability in violation of ... read more >
In September 2004, the Baltimore District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Federal Express Corporation, doing business as Fedex Express, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland alleging discrimination and retaliation on the basis of a physical disability in violation of Title I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant failed to make reasonable accommodations for the complainant, and retaliated against the complainant for opposing the activity, filing a charge with the EEOC, and participating in EEOC proceedings related to the charge. Following discovery and denial of defendant's motion for summary judgment in September 2005, the case was tried by a jury in February 2006, and decided in March 2006.

The jury found in favor of the plaintiff for $108,000 in compensatory and punitive damages. The district court judge denied defendant's motions for judgment as a matter of law and judgment notwithstanding the verdict or remittitur, and partially granted the EEOC's motion for equitable relief. The grant of equitable relief required the defendant to provide ADA training to its managers and post notice of employee rights at the Baltimore facility. The defendant appealed the decision to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which affirmed the District Court's decision in January 2008.

Daisy Manning - 01/27/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Federal Express Corporation
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 not on record
Case Closing Year 2006
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-03129-WDQ (D. Md.) 03/27/2008
EE-MD-0040-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/30/2004
EE-MD-0040-0001 PDF | Detail
Memorandum Opinion and Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment] 09/13/2005 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0040-0002 PDF | Detail
EEOC Press Release: "EEOC Wins Disability Bias Suit Against FedEx" 03/02/2006
EE-MD-0040-0004 PDF | Detail
Judgment 03/03/2006
EE-MD-0040-0003 PDF | Detail
Memorandum Opinion and Order 04/25/2006 (2006 WL 1134208 / 2006 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 23062) (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0040-0005 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | 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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