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Case Name EEOC v. MEDIA PLAY INC et al EE-NC-0074
Docket / Court 3:02-cv-00361 ( W.D.N.C. )
State/Territory North Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In August 2002, the Charlotte office of the EEOC brought this suit against Media Play Inc. and Musicland Group, Inc. (d/b/a Media Play, Inc) in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. The complaint alleged that the defendant subjected female employees to a hostile work ... read more >
In August 2002, the Charlotte office of the EEOC brought this suit against Media Play Inc. and Musicland Group, Inc. (d/b/a Media Play, Inc) in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. The complaint alleged that the defendant subjected female employees to a hostile work environment because of their sex, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The parties settled after engaging in court-ordered mediation and the case was dismissed in July 2003.

The settlement agreement required the defendant to pay the three claimants $2,500 each, provide training for current and newly hired supervisors, expunge the claimants' records and provide the claimants with neutral references.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/15/2007


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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
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
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. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Media Play Inc.
Musicland Group, 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 Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
3:02-cv-00361 (W.D.N.C.) 08/04/2003
EE-NC-0074-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 08/30/2002
EE-NC-0074-0001.pdf | Detail
Settlement Agreement 07/17/2003
EE-NC-0074-0002.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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