Case: EEOC v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

8:05-cv-00313 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Filed Date: Feb. 17, 2005

Closed Date: 2009

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Miami district office sued Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. on February 17, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Wal-Mart violated Title VII when it discriminated against the complainant based on sex (female) by creating a hostile work environment. The parties entered into a consent decree on June 29, 2006 which stipulated that Wal-Mart would pay $25,000 to the complainant, develop and distribute an anti-harassment policy, post…

The EEOC's Miami district office sued Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. on February 17, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Wal-Mart violated Title VII when it discriminated against the complainant based on sex (female) by creating a hostile work environment. The parties entered into a consent decree on June 29, 2006 which stipulated that Wal-Mart would pay $25,000 to the complainant, develop and distribute an anti-harassment policy, post a notice of compliance with Title VII at the store specified in the consent decree, provide Title VII compliance training at the store specified in the consent decree, place a signed statement acknowledging compliance with Wal-Mart's anti-harassment policy in the offending manager's file, and report compliance with the consent decree and harassment complaints semiannually to the EEOC. The settlement term was 3 years. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (6/20/2007)

Clearinghouse (6/10/2017)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

8:05-cv-00313

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

June 29, 2006

June 29, 2006

Docket
1

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Complaint

Feb. 17, 2005

Feb. 17, 2005

Complaint
19

8:05-cv-00313

Order [Dismissing Case Pursuant to Settlement]

EEOC v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

April 3, 2006

April 3, 2006

Order/Opinion

8:05-cv-00313

EEOC Press Release

EEOC v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

No Court

June 1, 2006

June 1, 2006

Press Release
25

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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

June 29, 2006

June 29, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4224783/united-states-equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-wal-mart-stores/

Last updated Sept. 3, 2022, 3:09 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ; jury demand (Filing fee waived), filed by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(wlb) (Entered: 02/22/2005)

Feb. 17, 2005

Feb. 17, 2005

RECAP
2

Summons issued as to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Consent(s) issued. (wlb) (Entered: 02/22/2005)

Feb. 17, 2005

Feb. 17, 2005

PACER
3

NOTICE of designation under Local Rule 3.05 - track 2 (ao) (Entered: 03/11/2005)

March 11, 2005

March 11, 2005

PACER
4

NOTICE of pendency of other actions re order of compliance to Local Rule by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Related case(s): yes (Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 03/18/2005)

March 18, 2005

March 18, 2005

PACER
5

Defendant's ANSWER to complaint and Statement of Affirmative Defenses by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc..(Reed, Aaron) (Entered: 03/28/2005)

March 28, 2005

March 28, 2005

PACER
6

RETURN of service executed on 3/9/05 by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (wlb) (Entered: 03/29/2005)

March 28, 2005

March 28, 2005

PACER
7

NOTICE of unavailability of counsel byUnited States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from May 27, 2005 to June 13, 2005. (Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 04/18/2005)

April 18, 2005

April 18, 2005

PACER
8

CASE MANAGEMENT REPORT. (Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 05/04/2005)

May 4, 2005

May 4, 2005

PACER
9

CASE MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER: Discovery due by 1/31/2006. Dispositive motions due by 2/28/2006. Pretrial Conference set for 6/9/2006 11:00 AM in Courtroom 13 B before Judge James D. Whittemore. Jury Trial set for 7/10/2006 08:30 AM in Courtroom 13 B before Judge James D. Whittemore. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 5/16/2005. (, kle) (Entered: 05/16/2005)

May 16, 2005

May 16, 2005

PACER
10

NOTICE by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of Scheduling Mediation (Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 10/13/2005)

Oct. 13, 2005

Oct. 13, 2005

PACER
11

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery Until February 28, 2006 and To Extend Summary Judgment Deadline Until March 31, 2006 by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 01/11/2006)

Jan. 11, 2006

Jan. 11, 2006

PACER
12

ORDER granting 11 Plaintiff's Motion for Extension of Deadlines. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 1/17/2006. (kle) (Entered: 01/18/2006)

Jan. 18, 2006

Jan. 18, 2006

PACER
13

NOTICE by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. of Rescheduling Mediation (Reed, Aaron) (Entered: 02/02/2006)

Feb. 2, 2006

Feb. 2, 2006

PACER
14

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.. (Reed, Aaron) (Entered: 02/27/2006)

Feb. 27, 2006

Feb. 27, 2006

PACER
15

ORDER granting 14 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery. The discovery cut-off deadline shall be March 17, 2006. Signed by Judge Mary S. Scriven on 2/28/2006. (CH2) (Entered: 02/28/2006)

Feb. 28, 2006

Feb. 28, 2006

PACER
16

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Return of Sevice of Subpoena--Elizabeth Kemp)(Reed, Aaron) (Entered: 03/16/2006)

2 Exhibit Return of Sevice of Subpoena--Elizabeth Kemp

View on PACER

March 16, 2006

March 16, 2006

PACER
17

ORDER granting 16 Defendant's Second Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery. Signed by Judge Mary S. Scriven on 3/17/2006. (EKW) (Entered: 03/17/2006)

March 17, 2006

March 17, 2006

PACER
18

NOTICE of Settlement by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Reed, Aaron) (Entered: 03/31/2006)

March 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

PACER
19

ORDER dismissing case pursuant to the 18 Notice of Settlement. All pending motions are denied as moot. The Clerk is directed to close this case. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 4/3/2006. (kle) (Entered: 04/03/2006)

April 3, 2006

April 3, 2006

PACER
20

NOTICE by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of Filing Consent Decree for Court Approval (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Consent Decree)(Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 05/31/2006)

2 Exhibit Consent Decree

View on PACER

May 31, 2006

May 31, 2006

PACER
21

ORDER denying request for order approving proposed Consent Decree (Dkt. 20). Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 6/1/2006. (ao) (Entered: 06/02/2006)

June 1, 2006

June 1, 2006

PACER
22

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to File Motion For Approval of Consent Decree by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 06/02/2006)

June 2, 2006

June 2, 2006

PACER
23

ORDER granting 22 Joint Motion for Extension of Time to File. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 6/9/2006. (kle) (Entered: 06/09/2006)

June 9, 2006

June 9, 2006

PACER
24

Joint MOTION for Approval of Consent Decree by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Consent Decree)(Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 06/19/2006)

2 Exhibit Consent Decree

View on PACER

June 19, 2006

June 19, 2006

PACER
25

ORDER granting 24 Joint Motion for Approval of Consent Decree. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 6/27/2006. (kle) (Entered: 06/29/2006)

June 29, 2006

June 29, 2006

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 17, 2005

Closing Date: 2009

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

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Bradenton, FL), 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: 25000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Recordkeeping

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits