Case: EEOC v. Churpeyes Chicken of Alabama

1:04-cv-00349 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama

Filed Date: May 28, 2004

Closed Date: June 28, 2006

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Birmingham office sued Churpeys Chicken of Alabama, LLC, the company that owns the national Church's Chicken fast food chain, on May 28, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. The EEOC's Complaint alleged that Churpeys violated Title VII when it discriminated against one of its employees by failing to rehire her based on sex (female) and because of her pregnancy. The parties entered into a consent decree on June 28, 2004 which stipulated that Churpeys would not discriminate in the future, would not retaliate against its employees in the future, would pay $7,500 in damages to the aggrieved employee, would provide Title VII compliance training to its managerial and supervisory staff in Alabama, would annually report complaints of discrimination and participants in training sessions to the EEOC every six months, and would post a notice of Title VII compliance.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (6/6/2007)

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1:04-cv-00349

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Churpeyes Chicken of Alabama, LLC

June 28, 2004

June 28, 2004

Docket
1

1:04-cv-00349

Complaint

EEOC v. Churpeyes Chicken of Alabama, LLC

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

May 28, 2004

May 28, 2004

Complaint
5

1:04-cv-00349

Joint Motion for Entry of Consent Decree

EEOC v. Churpeyes Chicken of Alabama, LLC

June 17, 2004

June 17, 2004

Pleading / Motion / Brief
7

1:04-cv-00349

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Churpeyes Chicken of Alabama, LLC

June 28, 2004

June 28, 2004

Settlement Agreement

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Docket

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ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against Churpeyes Chicken of Alabama, LLC filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 civil cover sheet)(mjn, ) (Entered: 06/02/2004)

May 28, 2004

May 28, 2004

2

Summons Issued as to Churpeyes Chicken of Alabama, LLC, by certified mail, return receipt. (mjn, ) (Entered: 06/03/2004)

June 2, 2004

June 2, 2004

Preliminary Assignment of Sonja F. Bivins as Presiding Judge (mjn, ) (Entered: 06/07/2004)

June 7, 2004

June 7, 2004

3

Return of Service Executed by certified mail, return receipt on Churpeyes Chicken of Alabama, LLC served on 6/7/2004, answer due 6/28/2004. (mjn, ) (Entered: 06/23/2004)

June 9, 2004

June 9, 2004

4

CONSENT to Jurisdiction by US Magistrate Judge by Churpeyes Chicken of Alabama, LLC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Referred to Judge Butler. (mjn, ) (Entered: 06/23/2004)

June 17, 2004

June 17, 2004

5

MOTION for Consent Decree by Churpeyes Chicken of Alabama, LLC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Referred to Judge Bivins(mjn, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 6/23/2004 (mjn, ). (Entered: 06/23/2004)

June 17, 2004

June 17, 2004

6

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Sonja F. Bivins. Signed by Judge Charles R. Butler Jr. on 6/24/04. (mjn, ) (Entered: 06/24/2004)

June 24, 2004

June 24, 2004

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CONSENT JUDGMENT/DECREE that Churpeyes shall pay the sum of $7,500.00 to Kimberly Peeples with 7 days of entry of decree; Each party shall bear its own costs and attys' fees & as further set out; Signed by Judge Sonja F. Bivins on 6/28/04. (mjn, ) (Entered: 06/28/2004)

June 28, 2004

June 28, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: Alabama

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 28, 2004

Closing Date: June 28, 2006

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

Churpeyes Chicken of Alabama, LLC (Flomaton, AL), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

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: 7500

Order Duration: 2004 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Discrimination Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits