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Case Name EEOC v. JEWEL FOOD STORES EE-IL-0128
Docket / Court 1:04-cv-08139 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In December 2004, the Chicago Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Jewel Food Stores, Inc. and Albertson's, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, and race, African-American, in violation of Title VII of ... read more >
In December 2004, the Chicago Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Jewel Food Stores, Inc. and Albertson's, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, and race, African-American, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the complaining parties to a hostile work environment and retaliated against one party for opposing these practices. Following discovery and while the defendant's motion for summary judgment was pending, the parties settled the lawsuit through a consent decree in June 2007.

The two-year decree, containing anti-discrimination and retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: make compliance reports, keep records, allow the EEOC access for monitoring, post notice of employee rights, provide EEO training, and pay $200,000 to be distributed among four individuals.

Daisy Manning - 04/17/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Albertson's Inc.
Jewel Food Stores, 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 2007 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
1:04-cv-08139 (N.D. Ill.) 06/25/2007
EE-IL-0128-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 12/17/2004
EE-IL-0128-0001 PDF | Detail
Memorandum Opinion and Order [Regarding EEOC's Motion to Compel] 09/13/2005 (231 F.R.D. 343) (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0128-0004 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Consent Decree 06/20/2007
EE-IL-0128-0002 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 06/20/2007
EE-IL-0128-0003 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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