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Case Name EEOC v. BASHAS' INC et al EE-AZ-0018
Docket / Court 2:05-cv-02382-SMM ( D. Ariz. )
State/Territory Arizona
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In August 2005, the Phoenix District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against the supermarket Bashas' Inc. and the Navajo Nation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona alleging discrimination on the basis of national origin, non-Navajo Native American. Specifically, the ... read more >
In August 2005, the Phoenix District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against the supermarket Bashas' Inc. and the Navajo Nation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona alleging discrimination on the basis of national origin, non-Navajo Native American. Specifically, the complaint alleged the defendants failed to hire non-Navajo Native Americans at the supermarket and did not keep proper employment records. This case has not been resolved as of April 22, 2008. The last substantial action in the case has been a successful motion to stay the proceedings by the Navajo Nation, pending the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit's resolution of EEOC v. Peabody Western Coal Co., No. CIV 01-1050-PHX-MHM, which has held through at least February 26, 2007.

David Friedman - 05/19/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
American Indian/Alaskan Native
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Bashas' Inc.
Navajo Nation
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 None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
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)
2:05-cv-02382-SMM (D. Ariz.) 02/26/2007
EE-AZ-0018-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 08/17/2005
EE-AZ-0018-0001 PDF | Detail
Memorandum of Decision and Order [Regarding Defendants' Motion to Stay Proceedings] 12/14/2006 (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0018-0004 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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