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Case Name EEOC v. THE APOTHECARY SHOP OF SCOTTSDALE, INC. EE-AZ-0109
Docket / Court 2:06-cv-2324-ROS ( D. Ariz. )
State/Territory Arizona
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2006 the Phoenix District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Apothecary Shop of Gilbert, Inc. and Apothecary Shop of Scottsdale, Inc., doing business as Apothecary Shops of Arizona, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona alleging discrimination on the basis ... read more >
In September 2006 the Phoenix District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Apothecary Shop of Gilbert, Inc. and Apothecary Shop of Scottsdale, Inc., doing business as Apothecary Shops of Arizona, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona alleging discrimination on the basis of race, African-American, and gender, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the complainant was terminated from her managerial position and replaced by a white male with a disciplinary history. The complaining party intervened in the lawsuit in August 2007. Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit in April 2008 through a consent decree.

The eighteen-month decree, containing anti-discrimination language, required the defendant to: make compliance reports, keep records, expunge the complainant's employment record and provide a neutral reference, post and distribute notice of employee rights, provide EEO training, implement a complaint resolution process, implement discipline and termination policies in a non-discriminatory manner, and pay $70,000 to the complainant as compensatory damages. The docket sheet shows that no further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

David Friedman - 05/23/2008
- 06/07/2017


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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
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1981
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Apothecary Shop of Gilbert, Inc.
Apothecary Shop of Gilbert, Inc.
Apothecary Shop of Scottsdale, Inc.
Apothecary Shop of Scottsdale, 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 2008 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2009
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
2:06-cv-02324-ROS (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0109-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/17/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
EE-AZ-0109-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/28/2006
Amended Complaint
EE-AZ-0109-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/04/2006
Complaint
EE-AZ-0109-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/09/2007
Consent Decree
EE-AZ-0109-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/17/2008

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