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Case Name EEOC v. Sears, Roebuck & Co. EE-TX-0324
Docket / Court 2:99-cv-00395 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 1999, the San Antonio District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Sears, Roebuck & Co. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas alleging discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. Specifically, the complaint alleged ... read more >
In September 1999, the San Antonio District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Sears, Roebuck & Co. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas alleging discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the complainant employee by failing to promote people over the age of 40 from part-time to full-time positions. Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit in July of 2000 through a settlement agreement requiring the defendant to pay $975 to be distributed among two individuals.

David Friedman - 03/15/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. ยงยง 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Sears, Roebuck and Co.
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
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
2:99-cv-00395 (S.D. Tex.) 07/31/2000
EE-TX-0324-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/27/1999
EE-TX-0324-0001.pdf | Detail
Joint Motion to Dismiss with Prejudice 07/27/2000
EE-TX-0324-0002.pdf | Detail
Settlement Agreement and Release 07/27/2000
EE-TX-0324-0003.pdf | Detail
Order of Dismissal with Prejudice 07/31/2000 (S.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0324-0004.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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