Case: EEOC v. FOOTSTAR, CORPORATION dba FOOTACTION, USA

3:97-cv-01570 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Filed Date: June 30, 1997

Closed Date: Aug. 27, 1999

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Case Summary

The Dallas District Office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Footstar Corporation d/b/a Footaction, USA in June 1997, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The complaint alleged that the defendant failed to promote the charging party (and others similarly situated) to Merchandise Manager because of their sex, and the defendant constructively discharged the charging party. The court entered a consent decree in August 1997.

The two year consent decree required the defendant to pay a total sum of $218,000, including at least $62,000 on training. The consent decree also included an anti-discrimination provision, training sessions for the workforce, reports to the EEOC regarding the implementation of the decree requirements, announcement of management job openings, posting notice of the action, and notice of its toll-free number to report discrimination.

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Kevin Wilemon (5/31/2007)

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3:97-cv-01570

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Footstar Corporation

Aug. 27, 1997

Aug. 27, 1997

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3:97-cv-01570

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Footstar Corporation d/b/a Footaction, USA

Aug. 27, 1997

Aug. 27, 1997

Settlement Agreement

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Docket

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ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; (5) (alh) (Entered: 07/02/1997)

June 30, 1997

June 30, 1997

1

DEMAND for jury trial by plaintiff EEOC (alh) (Entered: 07/02/1997)

June 30, 1997

June 30, 1997

PRELIMINARY ASSIGNMENT TO Magistrate Judge Wm F Sanderson Jr (alh) (Entered: 07/02/1997)

June 30, 1997

June 30, 1997

2

SUMMONS(ES) issued for defendant Footstar Corporation (ISS-1) (alh) (Entered: 07/02/1997)

July 1, 1997

July 1, 1997

3

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to defendant Footstar Corporation 7/3/97 Answer due on 7/23/97 for Footstar Corporation...by serving US Corporation Company. (3) (jrb) (Entered: 07/09/1997)

July 8, 1997

July 8, 1997

4

ANSWER to Complaint by defendant Footstar Corporation (Attorney William Louis Davis), (5) (jrb) (Entered: 07/24/1997)

July 23, 1997

July 23, 1997

5

ORDER/CONSENT DECREE...SEE ORDER FOR SPECIFICS. ( signed by JB) Copies to counsel: 8/27/97 Page(s) 15+ (jrb) (Entered: 08/27/1997)

Aug. 27, 1997

Aug. 27, 1997

Case closed (jrb) (Entered: 08/27/1997)

Aug. 27, 1997

Aug. 27, 1997

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 30, 1997

Closing Date: Aug. 27, 1999

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Footstar Corporation (Irving, TX), Private Entity/Person

Footstar Corporation (Irving, Texas), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 218000

Order Duration: 1997 - 1999

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Neutral/Positive Reference

Discrimination Prohibition

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Recordkeeping

Retaliation Prohibition

Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits