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Case Name EEOC v. M.D.P., INC. (d/b/a PIZZA CITY USA) EE-NC-0071
Docket / Court 7:03-cv-00153-F ( E.D.N.C. )
State/Territory North Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Charlotte office, in conjunction with its Raleigh office, filed this suit on September 9, 2003 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Southern Division. The complaint alleged that the defendant, M.D.P., INC., doing business as Pizza City USA, violated Title ... read more >
The EEOC's Charlotte office, in conjunction with its Raleigh office, filed this suit on September 9, 2003 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Southern Division. The complaint alleged that the defendant, M.D.P., INC., doing business as Pizza City USA, violated Title VII by requiring medical clearance for pregnant employees to work and by discharging complainant because of her pregnancy. The complaint also alleged that another female employee was fired in retaliation for complaining about a sexually hostile work environment.

After the defendant answered the complaint, a trial date was set for November 8, 2004. On October 4, 2004, the parties notified the court that the case had settled. Subsequently, the parties filed a consent decree and a stipulation for dismissal. The case was dismissed without prejudice on December 8, 2004. The defendant agreed, through the consent decree, to pay the complainant $3,500, refrain from requiring medical clearance for pregnant employees, and provide Title VII training to its employees.

Jason Chester - 08/13/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) M.D.P. 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 2004 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2004
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)
7:03-cv-00153-F (E.D.N.C.) 12/08/2004
EE-NC-0071-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/09/2003
EE-NC-0071-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 10/22/2004
EE-NC-0071-0002.pdf | Detail
Judges Daniel, David W (E.D.N.C.) [Magistrate]
EE-NC-0071-9000
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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