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Case Name EEOC v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. / Expo Design Center EE-MI-0054
Docket / Court 2:05-cv-73258-MOB-SDP ( 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
In August 2005, the EEOC district office in Detroit, Michigan brought this action against Home Deport USA, Inc. and Expo Design Center, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when ... read more >
In August 2005, the EEOC district office in Detroit, Michigan brought this action against Home Deport USA, Inc. and Expo Design Center, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it refused to accommodate an employee's religious beliefs, which led to his discharge for failing to attend work on Sundays.

After a failed defense motion for summary judgment the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in May 2007. The defendant defendant agreed to pay the aggrieved party $25,157.21 and refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of religion. The terms of the agreement run for two years. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

Jason Chester - 07/25/2007
- 06/12/2017


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Home Depot USA, 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 2007 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2009
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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  Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Date: Mar 1, 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-73258-MOB-SDP (E.D. Mich.)
EE-MI-0054-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/16/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-MI-0054-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/24/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment (W.D. Mich.)
EE-MI-0054-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/25/2006
Consent Decree
EE-MI-0054-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/16/2007

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