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Case Name EEOC v. Les Schwab Tire Centers EE-WA-0044
Docket / Court 2:06-cv-00045 ( W.D. Wash. )
State/Territory Washington
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Seattle District Office brought this suit against Les Schwab Tire Centers of Washington, Inc. and Les Schwab Warehouse Center, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in May 2006. The complaint alleged failure to hire and promote because of sex (female) in ... read more >
The Seattle District Office brought this suit against Les Schwab Tire Centers of Washington, Inc. and Les Schwab Warehouse Center, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in May 2006. The complaint alleged failure to hire and promote because of sex (female) in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The case was consolidated with a private case (2:06−cv−00045−RSM) in July 2006. The cases were ongoing in the district court as of April 22, 2008.

Kevin Wilemon - 08/21/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Promotion
Training
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
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 Anti-Discrimination Law
Defendant(s) Les Schwab Tire Centers Washington Inc
Les Schwab Tire Centers Washington Inc.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and female employees of Les Schwab Tire Centers
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought None on record
Class action status granted Unknown
Prevailing Party Mixed
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing EE-WA-0122 : Strange et al v. Les Schwab Tire Centers of Oregon Inc et al (W.D. Wash.)
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)
2:06-cv-00761-RSM (W.D. Wash.) 01/11/2006
EE-WA-0044-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 05/31/2006
EE-WA-0044-0001.pdf | Detail
EEOC Press Release: "Les Schwab Tire Centers Exclude Women from Management, EEOC Charges in Sex Suit" 05/31/2006
EE-WA-0044-0006.pdf | Detail
Order on Stipulation to Consolidate Cases 07/14/2006 (W.D. Wash.)
EE-WA-0044-0008.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendant Les Schwab Warehouse Center Inc.'s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment 11/06/2008
EE-WA-0044-0013.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Les Schwab Defendants' Answer to Second Amended Complaint 12/03/2008
EE-WA-0044-0012.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order on Motion for Partial Summary Judgment 01/21/2009 (W.D. Wash.)
EE-WA-0044-0014.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 03/09/2010
EE-WA-0044-0010.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Approving Consent Decree 03/10/2010 (W.D. Wash.)
EE-WA-0044-0011.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Martinez, Ricardo S. (W.D. Wash.) [Magistrate]
EE-WA-0044-0011 | EE-WA-0044-0014
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bannon, Jeffrey C. (District of Columbia)
EE-WA-0044-0010 | EE-WA-0044-9000
Beck, James Walter (Washington)
EE-WA-0044-9000
Che, May (Washington)
EE-WA-0044-0010 | EE-WA-0044-9000
Cheung, Raymond T. (California)
EE-WA-0044-9000
Cox, Lisa Ann (Washington)
EE-WA-0044-9000
Ellsworth, Lewis Lynn (Washington)
EE-WA-0044-9000
Flores, Carmen (Washington)
EE-WA-0044-9000
Healy, Teri L. (Washington)
EE-WA-0044-0010 | EE-WA-0044-9000
Katahira, Wesley (Washington)
EE-WA-0044-9000
Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)
EE-WA-0044-0010
Lee, Damien A. (Washington)
EE-WA-0044-0010 | EE-WA-0044-9000
Martin, Warren E. (Washington)
EE-WA-0044-9000
Powell, Mary Brye (Washington)
EE-WA-0044-9000
Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)
EE-WA-0044-0010
Stanley, John F. (Washington)
EE-WA-0044-0010 | EE-WA-0044-9000
Tamayo, William Robert (California)
EE-WA-0044-0010 | EE-WA-0044-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Diamond, Kenneth J. (Washington)
EE-WA-0044-0010 | EE-WA-0044-0012 | EE-WA-0044-0013 | EE-WA-0044-9000
Eberhardt, Charles N. (Washington)
EE-WA-0044-0010 | EE-WA-0044-0012 | EE-WA-0044-0013 | EE-WA-0044-9000
Hollingsworth, Jeffrey Alan (Washington)
EE-WA-0044-0010 | EE-WA-0044-0012 | EE-WA-0044-0013 | EE-WA-0044-9000
Petersen, Chelsea D. (Washington)
EE-WA-0044-0010 | EE-WA-0044-9000
Stafford, William B (Washington)
EE-WA-0044-0010 | EE-WA-0044-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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