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Case Name Blatt v. Cabela's Retail EE-PA-0248
Docket / Court 5:14-cv-04822-JLS ( E.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection Transgender Bathroom Access Cases
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Defendant-type
Retailer
Disability
disability, unspecified
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
Gender identity
Sex discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
Gay/lesbian/transgender
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Cabela's Retail, Inc.
Plaintiff Description A transgender woman alleging gender identity discrimination by her employer.
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Case Closing Year 2017
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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  Dear Colleague Letter [rescinding prior letters relating to bathroom access for trans students]
U.S. Department of Education
Date: Feb. 22, 2017
By: Sandra Battle & T.E. Wheeler (U.S. Department of Education)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. [Scotusblog page]
Scotusblog.com
Date: Feb. 7, 2017
(Scotusblog)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  G.G. V. Gloucester County School Board -- ACLU's Case Page
ACLU
Date: Oct. 16, 2016
By: ACLU
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Microsoft Gender Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit
Date: Oct. 14, 2016
By: Outten & Golden
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students
www.ed.gov
Date: May 13, 2016
By: Catherine E. Lhamon and Vanita Gupta (U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students
www.ed.gov
Date: May 2016
By: United States Department of Education
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Age Discrimination Class Action seeks Fair Employment for Older PwC Applicants
http://www.pwcagecase.com/
Date: Apr. 27, 2016
By: Outten & Golden
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Smith Barney Gender Discrimination
https://www.lieffcabraser.com/employment/smith-barney/
Date: August 2008
By: Outten & Golden
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Date: Mar. 1, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law Faculty)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
Date: Apr. 1, 2001
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School Faculty)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
5:14-cv-04822-JFL (E.D. Pa.)
EE-PA-0248-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/18/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint and Jury Demand [ECF# 1]
EE-PA-0248-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/15/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Amended Complaint and Jury Demand [ECF# 9]
EE-PA-0248-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/05/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Brief of Amici Curiae Gay and Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, Mazzoni Center, Nat Center for Lesbian Rights, Nat Center for Transgender Equality, National LGBTQ Task Force, Transgender Law Center in Opposition to Defendant's Partial Motion to Dismiss [ECF# 33]
EE-PA-0248-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/23/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Statement of Interest of The United States of America [ECF# 50]
EE-PA-0248-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/21/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Statement of Interest of the United States of America [ECF# 67]
EE-PA-0248-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/16/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion [ECF# 82] (2017 WL 2178123) (E.D. Pa.)
EE-PA-0248-0006.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 05/18/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 95] (E.D. Pa.)
EE-PA-0248-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/18/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Leeson, Joseph F. Jr. (E.D. Pa.)
EE-PA-0248-0006 | EE-PA-0248-9000
Perkin, Henry S. Court not on record [Magistrate]
EE-PA-0248-0007 | EE-PA-0248-9000
Schmehl, Jeffrey L. (E.D. Pa.)
EE-PA-0248-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Barry, Kevin (Connecticut)
EE-PA-0248-0003 | EE-PA-0248-9000
Farrell, Brian (Pennsylvania)
EE-PA-0248-9000
Gold, Sidney L. (Pennsylvania)
EE-PA-0248-0001 | EE-PA-0248-0002 | EE-PA-0248-9000
Vanguri, Neelima (Pennsylvania)
EE-PA-0248-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Avila, Michael (Pennsylvania)
EE-PA-0248-9000
Guerette, Susan M. (Pennsylvania)
EE-PA-0248-9000
Kim, Christin (Pennsylvania)
EE-PA-0248-9000
Other Lawyers Nestler, Emily B. (District of Columbia)
EE-PA-0248-0004 | EE-PA-0248-0005 | EE-PA-0248-9000

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