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Case Name EEOC v. Mid-State Petroleum, Inc. EE-NC-0086
Docket / Court 3:06-cv-00413 ( W.D.N.C. )
State/Territory North Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Charlotte office filed this suit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina on September 28, 2006. The suit alleged that defendant Mid-State Petroleum, Inc., doing business as The Pop Shoppe, failed to reasonably accommodate a Muslim woman by refusing to hire her ... read more >
The EEOC's Charlotte office filed this suit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina on September 28, 2006. The suit alleged that defendant Mid-State Petroleum, Inc., doing business as The Pop Shoppe, failed to reasonably accommodate a Muslim woman by refusing to hire her after she requested the ability to wear a hijab at work for religious reasons.

In March 2007 the case was settled and a consent decree was entered. The defendant agreed to pay the complainant $40,000, to change its policy regarding dress code accommodation, provide training for its management, and send reports to the EEOC regarding any requests for religious accommodation. The decree was to last for three years. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2010.

Jason Chester - 07/29/2007
- 06/11/2017


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Hiring
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) Mid-State Petroleum, 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 - 2010
Case Closing Year 2010
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)
3:06-cv-00413 (W.D.N.C.)
EE-NC-0086-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/04/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
EE-NC-0086-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/28/2006
Consent Decree
EE-NC-0086-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/04/2007

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