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Case Name EEOC v. AFFILIATED FOODS SOUTHWEST, INC. (d/b/a THRIFTWAY FOODS, INC.) EE-AR-0002
Docket / Court 5:00-cv-00356-SWW ( E.D. Ark. )
State/Territory Arkansas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2000, the Memphis District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Affiliated Foods Southwest, Inc., d/b/a Thriftway Foods, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the charging party and other ... read more >
In September 2000, the Memphis District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Affiliated Foods Southwest, Inc., d/b/a Thriftway Foods, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the charging party and other female employees to sexual harassment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The charging party intervened in the suit in December 2000. In February 2001, the parties settled through a consent decree. The one-year decree contained no injunctive relief but required the defendant to pay a total of $40,000 to be distributed among four claimants.

Michele Marxkors - 09/09/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
State law
State Anti-Discrimination Law
Defendant(s) Affiliated Foods Southwest, 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
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2001 - 2002
Case Closing Year 2001
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-00356-SWW (E.D. Ark.) 02/26/2001
EE-AR-0002-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/27/2000
EE-AR-0002-0001 PDF | Detail
Complaint in Intervention 12/18/2000
EE-AR-0002-0006 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 02/26/2001
EE-AR-0002-0007 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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