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Case Name EEOC v. WAL-MART STORES, INC. EE-AL-0089
Docket / Court 1:01-cv-00522-BH-M ( S.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In July 2001, the Birmingham District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ... read more >
In July 2001, the Birmingham District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged the defendant subjected the plaintiff, a female employee, to a sexually hostile work environment, retaliated against her following her opposition to the practice, leading to her constructive termination. The complainant intervened in January 2002. Following some settlement conferences, the parties settled the lawsuit in July 2002 through a settlement agreement. We do not have a copy of the agreement; therefore, the exact terms are unknown.

David Friedman - 11/08/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Wal-Mart 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 Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2002
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)
1:01-cv-00522-BH-M (S.D. Ala.) 05/16/2005
EE-AL-0089-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 07/19/2001
EE-AL-0089-0001 PDF | Detail
Order [Granting Motion to Intervene] 01/07/2002 (S.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0089-0002 PDF | Detail
[Intervenor's] Complaint 01/07/2002
EE-AL-0089-0003 PDF | Detail
Order [Dismissing Case] 07/23/2002 (S.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0089-0004 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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