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Case Name EEOC v. J. ALEXANDER'S RESTAURANTS, INC. EE-TN-0061
Docket / Court 3 04 0839 ( M.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Memphis District Office of the EEOC filed this case in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. The defendant was J. Alexander's Restaurants, Inc., a restaurant chain. It was alleged that the defendant discriminated against three male complainants on the basis of sex by ... read more >
The Memphis District Office of the EEOC filed this case in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. The defendant was J. Alexander's Restaurants, Inc., a restaurant chain. It was alleged that the defendant discriminated against three male complainants on the basis of sex by refusing to promote them in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The case was filed in September 2004 and was resolved by consent decree in November 2005. During the litigation the defendant filed for summary judgment, which was granted in part and denied in part. The allegations involved two of defendant's restaurants and the allegations against one location were dismissed by this order. The complainants, who intervened in the case, were awarded $5,000 each and their attorneys received a total of $11,763. In addition, the company had to post a notice of rights and train its managers about gender discrimination laws.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/30/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Discrimination-area
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) J. Alexander's Restaurant, 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 not on record
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
3:04-cv-00839 (M.D. Tenn.) 11/01/2005
EE-TN-0061-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Memorandum [re: summary judgment] 09/30/2005 (M.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0061-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 10/17/2005
EE-TN-0061-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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