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Case Name EEOC v. The Salvation Army EE-MI-0164
Docket / Court 1:02-cv-10192-DML ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Detroit District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, against The Salvation Army. The complaint, filed in July 2002, alleged religious and sexual discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, ... read more >
The Detroit District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, against The Salvation Army. The complaint, filed in July 2002, alleged religious and sexual discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically that Defendant retaliated against one of the charging parties by discharging him for complaining about religious harassment based on his religion, Catholic, and retaliated against the other, female, charging parties by discharging them for complaining that they were subjected by sexual harassment.

In May 2003 the parties engaged in a settlement conference and the case settled. A consent decree was entered in June 2003, and amended to reflect further settlement in December 2003, which was valid for two years. The decree required Defendant to pay the charging parties a total of $52,842 (made up of damages and medical bills), provide Title VII training to its employees and post a notice of non-discrimination. Defendant was enjoined from discriminating and retaliating in violation of Title VII.

Shankar Viswanathan - 07/24/2007


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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
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Religion 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) Salvation Army
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 2003 - 2005
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
02-10192 (E.D. Mich.) 12/23/2003
EE-MI-0164-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 07/10/2002
EE-MI-0164-0001 PDF | Detail
Amended Consent Decree 12/23/2003
EE-MI-0164-0002 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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