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Case Name EEOC v. SAFEWAY, INC. EE-MO-0072
Docket / Court 3-00-05083-SOW ( W.D. Mo. )
State/Territory Missouri
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2000, the Kansas City Area Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act. Specifically, the ... read more >
In September 2000, the Kansas City Area Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant paid claimant, a female employee, less than it did male employees performing the same job. After some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit through a consent decree in June 2001.

The eighteen month decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, enjoined the defendant from paying members of one sex more than the other sex to perform the same work and: post notice of employee rights, provide the EEOC with a written statement of compliance with the consent decree, provide a letter of recommendation for the complainant, and pay complainant $20,000 in backpay and compensatory damages.

Daisy Manning - 11/07/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)
Defendant(s) Safeway, 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 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)
3:00-cv-05083-SOW (W.D. Mo.) 06/07/2001
EE-MO-0072-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/26/2000
EE-MO-0072-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 06/07/2001
EE-MO-0072-0002.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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