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Case Name EEOC v. RANDALL'S FOOD & DRUGS, INC. EE-TX-0295
Docket / Court 4:97-cv-01798 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In May 1997 the Houston office of the EEOC brought this suit against Randall's Food & Drugs, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The complaint is unavailable; therefore the exact allegations are unknown. It appears from the consent decree that the defendant was ... read more >
In May 1997 the Houston office of the EEOC brought this suit against Randall's Food & Drugs, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The complaint is unavailable; therefore the exact allegations are unknown. It appears from the consent decree that the defendant was charged with violating Title VII by discriminating on the basis of race, national origin and sex. Specifically, the defendant is alleged to have refused to hire black, hispanic, or female applicants. The suit was settled in June 1997 by the entry of a consent decree.

The consent decree required the defendant to: pay 2.5 million to be divided among claimants, provide training to its employees, post notice of the settlement, post notice of all job openings, and provide offers of entry level employment to qualified claimants.

Keri Livingston - 10/23/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Hire
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Training
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Race discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Randall's Food & Drugs, 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 1997 - 1999
Case Closing Year 1997
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)
4:97-cv-01798 (S.D. Tex.) 06/05/1997
EE-TX-0295-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Joint Motion for Entry of the Consent Decree and Proposed Order 05/21/1997
EE-TX-0295-0006 PDF | Detail
Document Source: District Court
Order Granting Entry of Consent Decree 06/06/1997 (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0295-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Regarding Consent Decree] 06/06/1997 (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0295-0004 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
SEC Printout with Information on Consent Decree 06/27/1998
EE-TX-0295-0005 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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