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Case Name EEOC v. LABOR READY, INC. EE-TN-0063
Docket / Court 03 2359 ( W.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Memphis District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, against Labor Ready, Inc. The complaint, filed in May 2003, alleged race discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that ... read more >
The Memphis District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, against Labor Ready, Inc. The complaint, filed in May 2003, alleged race discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that Defendant had failed to promote African American employees to management positions, retaliated against certain employees for opposing such employment practices and constructively discharged an employee. We do not have access to the actual complaint in this case, so the information on its allegations comes from the settlement agreement.

The parties entered into a settlement agreement in August 2005 which required Defendant to pay a total of $347,500 to 8 charging parties, expunge the employment records of the charging parties, provide employment discrimination training to its supervisory employees and post a notice of its non-discrimination policy at its facility.

Shankar Viswanathan - 06/28/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Expungement of Employment Record
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Labor Ready, 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 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)
2:03-cv-02359-BBD-tmp (W.D. Tenn.) 08/31/2004
EE-TN-0063-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Protective Order 04/09/2004 (W.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0063-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement 08/05/2004
EE-TN-0063-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Pham, Tu M. (W.D. Tenn.) [Magistrate]
EE-TN-0063-0001 | EE-TN-0063-9000
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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