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Case Name EEOC v. FEDERAL EXPRESS EE-GA-0027
Docket / Court 1:00-cv-00050-DHB ( S.D. Ga. )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Atlanta district office sued Federal Express Corporation on March 17, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on religion (Islam) by failing to make a reasonable ... read more >
The EEOC's Atlanta district office sued Federal Express Corporation on March 17, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on religion (Islam) by failing to make a reasonable accommodation for the complainant's religious necessity of maintaining a beard. The parties entered into a consent decree on May 24, 2001, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainant $70,000 in damages, post a notice of compliance with Title VII, provide Title VII training to its managers as specified by the consent decree, draft a non-discrimination policy, provide for an EEO compliance official, and report complaints of religious discrimination to the EEOC semiannually.

Aaron Weismann - 06/21/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Religion 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) Federal Express Corporation
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 2001 - 2003
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)
1:00-cv-00050-DHB (S.D. Ga.) 05/24/2001
EE-GA-0027-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 03/17/2000
EE-GA-0027-0001 PDF | Detail
Complaint in Intervention 07/06/2000
EE-GA-0027-0002 PDF | Detail
Consent Order Dismissing Complaint in Intervention 08/31/2000 (S.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0027-0003 PDF | Detail
Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment] 01/26/2001 (S.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0027-0004 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 05/24/2001
EE-GA-0027-0005 PDF | Detail
Judges Barfield, W. Leon (S.D. Ga.) [Magistrate]
EE-GA-0027-9000
Bowen, Dudley Hollingsworth Jr. (S.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0027-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Batson, John Paul (Georgia)
EE-GA-0027-9000
Rhodes, Rosemarie (Georgia)
EE-GA-0027-9000
Royal, S. Robert (Georgia)
EE-GA-0027-9000
Tapper, Steven (Georgia)
EE-GA-0027-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Hyder, James D. Jr (Georgia)
EE-GA-0027-9000
Paul, Richard C (Tennessee)
EE-GA-0027-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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