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Case Name EEOC v. H.E. BUTT GROCERY COMPANY EE-TX-0154
Docket / Court 5:00-cv-00352-FB ( W.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
EEOC's San Antonio, TX office filed this ADEA lawsuit against the defendant H.E.Butt Grocery Company at the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (San Antonio) on 03/22/2000. EEOC represented those individuals who applied for a store management trainee position from 09/01/1 ... read more >
EEOC's San Antonio, TX office filed this ADEA lawsuit against the defendant H.E.Butt Grocery Company at the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (San Antonio) on 03/22/2000. EEOC represented those individuals who applied for a store management trainee position from 09/01/1996 to 01/01/1997 but were not hired because of their age. At the time of the lawsuit, EEOC was yet to identify those individuals.

The parties settled the lawsuit before the defendant answered the complaint. A consent decree was entered into judgment on 07/05/2000.

Under the three-year consent decree, the defendant agreed to pay a total of $70,000 to all individuals pro rata to each. The defendant was required to hire a percentage of age-protected individuals commensurate with the percentage of non-age-protected individuals. Additionally, the defendant needed to post an EEO notice and provide annual trainings to HR personnel on age discrimination in hiring and recruiting.

Yin Zheng - 08/12/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Auditing
Discrimination Prohibition
Goals and Timekeeping
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. ยงยง 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) H.E.Butt Grocery Company
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 2000 - 2003
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)
5:00-cv-00352-FB (W.D. Tex.) 09/14/2000
EE-TX-0154-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 07/05/2000
EE-TX-0154-0001.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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