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Case Name EEOC v. AUTOZONE, INC. EE-AR-0007
Docket / Court 4:99-cv-00736-HW ( E.D. Ark. )
State/Territory Arkansas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 1999, the Little Rock Area Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against AutoZone, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint ... read more >
In September 1999, the Little Rock Area Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against AutoZone, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the charging party, a female employee, to a pattern or practice of failing to promote females based on sex, and by retaliating against the complainant following her opposition to the practice. Following discovery and defendant's failed motion for summary judgment, the parties settled the lawsuit in March 2001 through a consent decree.

The one-year decree, containing an agreement not to retaliate or discriminate, requires the defendant to: expunge complainant's employment record and provide a neutral reference, post notice of employee rights, and pay $10,000 to the complainant.

Daisy Manning - 10/29/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Demotion
Pay / Benefits
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) AutoZone, Inc.
AutoZone, 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)
4:99-cv-00736-HW (E.D. Ark.) 03/09/2001
EE-AR-0007-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/28/1999
EE-AR-0007-0001 PDF | Detail
Order [re: Summary Judgment] 03/01/2001 (E.D. Ark.)
EE-AR-0007-0005 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 03/09/2001
EE-AR-0007-0006 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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