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Case Name EEOC v. Joslin Dry Goods Company d/b/a Dillard's EE-CO-0028
Docket / Court 05-CV-00177-WDM-MEH ( D. Colo. )
State/Territory Colorado
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In January 2005, the Denver Field Office and Phoenix Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against The Joslin Dry Goods Company, doing business as Dillard's, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, in violation of Title VII of ... read more >
In January 2005, the Denver Field Office and Phoenix Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against The Joslin Dry Goods Company, doing business as Dillard's, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We do not have a copy of the decree; therefore, the exact remedies involved are unknown. The complainant intervened in the lawsuit in March 2005, and was voluntarily dismissed in February 2007. Following a highly contentious discovery period, the parties settled the lawsuit through a consent decree in March 2008.

The three-year decree, containing anti-discrimination and retaliation provisions, required the defendant to: report on complaints and make other compliance reports, keep records, allow the EEOC access for monitoring, create internal managers, develop an anti-discrimination policy, post and distribute notice of employee rights, provide EEO training, inform managers they have a duty to report observed inappropriate conduct, and pay $500,000 to be distributed among twelve individuals.

David Friedman - 06/10/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
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
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) The Joslin Dry Goods Company
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 2008 - 2011
Case Closing Year 2008
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)
07-1143 (U.S. Court of Appeals) 05/29/2007
EE-CO-0028-9001.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
06-1143 (U.S. Court of Appeals) 05/30/2007
EE-CO-0028-9002.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
1:05-cv-00177-WDM-MEH (D. Colo.) 04/07/2008
EE-CO-0028-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order Denying EEOC's Motion for a Protective Order 12/27/2005 (2005 WL 3968814) (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0028-0001.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Minute Order [Denying Motion for Protective Order] 03/30/2006 (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0028-0002.pdf | Detail
Order on Defendant's Motion to Compel Discovery 05/04/2006 (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0028-0003.pdf | Detail
Order on EEOC's Second Motion for Protective Order 05/05/2006 (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0028-0004.pdf | Detail
Order on Motion for Protective Order 06/15/2006 (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0028-0005.pdf | Detail
Protective Order 06/15/2006 (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0028-0006.pdf | Detail
Minute Order [Denying Motion to Compel] 06/30/2006 (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0028-0007.pdf | Detail
Order on Defendant's Motion for Protective Order 08/24/2006 (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0028-0008.pdf | Detail
Order on Dillard's Second Motion for Protective Order to Prevent the EEOC from Taking Additional Depositions Until the Pending Interlocutory Appeal is Resolved 08/29/2006 (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0028-0009.pdf | Detail
Order [RE: Objections to Order of Magistrate Judge] 02/01/2007 (2007 WL 433144) (D. Colo.)
EE-CO-0028-0010.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Stipulated Dismissal of Intervenor Plaintiff 02/23/2007
EE-CO-0028-0011.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 03/31/2008
EE-CO-0028-0012.pdf | Detail
Judges Hegarty, Michael E. (D. Colo.) [Magistrate]
EE-CO-0028-0002 | EE-CO-0028-0003 | EE-CO-0028-0004 | EE-CO-0028-0005 | EE-CO-0028-0006 | EE-CO-0028-0007 | EE-CO-0028-0008 | EE-CO-0028-0009
Schlatter, O. Edward (D. Colo.) [Magistrate]
EE-CO-0028-0001
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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