Case: EEOC v. Meijer Stores Limited Partnership

1:02-cv-00650 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Filed Date: Sept. 6, 2002

Closed Date: July 9, 2003

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Case Summary

In September 2002, the EEOC district office in Detroit, Michigan brought this suit against Meijer Stores Limited Partnership in the U.S. District Court for the Western 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 whose religious faith dictated that she not work on Sundays and subsequently terminated her for not being available on those days.

The parties settled and a consent decree was entered in July 2003. According to the terms of the consent decree, the defendant would refrain from retaliating on the basis of religion, make reasonable accommodations in the future for religious employees, pay the aggrieved woman $22,000, modify its existing EEO policy to include religion, provide EEO training, and post EEO notices. The terms of the decree ran for one year.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (6/22/2007)

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1:02-cv-00650

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Meijer Stores Lmt. Partnership

July 9, 2003

July 9, 2003

Docket
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1:02-cv-00650

Complaint

Sept. 6, 2002

Sept. 6, 2002

Complaint
43

1:02-cv-00650

Consent Decree

July 9, 2003

July 9, 2003

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4293222/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-meijer-stores-lmt-partnership/

Last updated Aug. 12, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

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COMPLAINT with JURY DEMAND against Meijer Stores Lmt. Partnership ; filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (bd, ) (Entered: 09/13/2002)

Sept. 6, 2002

Sept. 6, 2002

RECAP
2

NOTICE REGARDING PUBLIC ACCESS directed to Adele Rapport (bd, ) (Entered: 10/01/2002)

Oct. 1, 2002

Oct. 1, 2002

PACER
3

ANSWER to Complaint with Affirmative Defenses by Meijer Stores Lmt. Partnership (mrs, ) (Entered: 10/03/2002)

Oct. 2, 2002

Oct. 2, 2002

PACER
4

PROOF OF SERVICE by Meijer Stores Lmt. Partnership re 3 (mrs, ) (Entered: 10/03/2002)

Oct. 2, 2002

Oct. 2, 2002

PACER
5

ORDER Setting Rule 16 Scheduling Conference before Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody: Rule 16 scheduling conference set for 11/5/2002 at 10:00 AM at 654 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI; status report due by 10/31/2002; signed by Judge Carmody (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, cbh) (Entered: 10/08/2002)

Oct. 8, 2002

Oct. 8, 2002

PACER
6

NOTICE REGARDING PUBLIC ACCESS directed to S. Behler (rlw, ) (Entered: 10/08/2002)

Oct. 8, 2002

Oct. 8, 2002

PACER
7

JOINT STATUS REPORT submitted for filing by Meijer Stores Limited Partnership (mrs, ) Modified on 11/4/2002 (mrs, ). (Entered: 11/04/2002)

Oct. 31, 2002

Oct. 31, 2002

PACER
8

PROOF OF SERVICE by Meijer Stores Lmt. Partnership re 7 (mrs, ) (Entered: 11/04/2002)

Oct. 31, 2002

Oct. 31, 2002

PACER
9

Minute Entry: Rule 16 Scheduling Conference held before Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody. CMO to follow. (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, cr) (Entered: 11/05/2002)

Nov. 5, 2002

Nov. 5, 2002

PACER
10

CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER: jury trial set for 1/2004 trial session at 174 Federal Building, Kalamazoo, MI; settlement conference set for 6/3/2003 10:00 AM at 654 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI; final pretrial conference set for 12/9/2003 10:00 AM at 654 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI; signed by Judge Richard Alan Enslen (Judge Richard Alan Enslen, sas) (Entered: 11/11/2002)

Nov. 11, 2002

Nov. 11, 2002

PACER
11

ORDER Regarding Settlement Conference; signed by Judge Carmody (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, cbh) (Entered: 11/12/2002)

Nov. 12, 2002

Nov. 12, 2002

PACER
12

LETTER RETURNING DISCOVERY MATERIAL: Defendant Meijer Stores Limited Partnership's Initial Disclosures Pursuant to FRCP 26(a) returned to atty Behler's office (mrs, ) (Entered: 11/29/2002)

Nov. 29, 2002

Nov. 29, 2002

PACER
13

PROOF OF SERVICE by Meijer Stores Lmt. Partnership of Initial Discloures Pursuant to FRCP 26(a) (mrs, ) (Entered: 11/29/2002)

Nov. 29, 2002

Nov. 29, 2002

PACER
14

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for Rule 26(a)(1) Disclosures (mrs, ) (Entered: 12/12/2002)

Dec. 11, 2002

Dec. 11, 2002

PACER
15

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for first set of interrogatories and requests to produce documents (mrs, ) (Entered: 01/21/2003)

Jan. 21, 2003

Jan. 21, 2003

PACER
16

PROOF OF SERVICE by Meijer Stores Lmt. Partnership of Notice of Taking Records Deposition and Record Certification (mrs, ) (Entered: 01/30/2003)

Jan. 29, 2003

Jan. 29, 2003

PACER
17

This document was inadvertantly docketed in this case; it belongs in case 1:01-cv-650 (mdr, ) Modified on 1/31/2003 (mdr, ). (Entered: 01/31/2003)

Jan. 30, 2003

Jan. 30, 2003

PACER
18

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Witness List (mrs, ) (Entered: 02/05/2003)

Feb. 3, 2003

Feb. 3, 2003

PACER
19

PROOF OF SERVICE by defendant Meijer Stores Lmt. Partnership for expert witness list (mrs, ) (Entered: 02/25/2003)

Feb. 24, 2003

Feb. 24, 2003

PACER
20

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of Notices for Depositons of Raymond, Fletter and Johnson (mrs, ) (Entered: 02/27/2003)

Feb. 26, 2003

Feb. 26, 2003

PACER
21

PROOF OF SERVICE by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of Notice of Deposition of Kerkstra (mrs, ) (Entered: 03/04/2003)

March 3, 2003

March 3, 2003

PACER
22

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for deposition of Angie Mena (mrs, ) (Entered: 03/11/2003)

March 7, 2003

March 7, 2003

PACER
23

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for re-notices for the depositions of Karen Raymond, Stacey Fletter and Kay Johnson (mrs, ) (Entered: 03/11/2003)

March 7, 2003

March 7, 2003

PACER
24

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for Notice of Deposition of Angie Mena (rlw, ) (Entered: 03/17/2003)

March 14, 2003

March 14, 2003

PACER
25

PROOF OF SERVICE by defendant Meijer Stores Lmt. Partnership of responses and objections to first set of interrogatories and request to produce docuements (mrs, ) (Entered: 03/27/2003)

March 26, 2003

March 26, 2003

PACER
26

PROOF OF SERVICE by defendant Meijer Stores Lmt. Partnership for first set of interrogatories and request for production of documents (mrs, ) (Entered: 03/27/2003)

March 26, 2003

March 26, 2003

PACER
27

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for Supplemental Rule 26(a)(1) Disclosures, Rule 26(a)(2) Disclosures of Expert Witness, and Amended Witness List (rlw, ) (Entered: 03/28/2003)

March 28, 2003

March 28, 2003

PACER
28

PROOF OF SERVICE by defendant Meijer Stores Lmt. Partnership of renotice of deposition for Kerkstra (mrs, ) (Entered: 04/03/2003)

April 1, 2003

April 1, 2003

PACER
29

PROOF OF SERVICE by defendant Meijer Stores Lmt. Partnership of first set of requests for admissions (mrs, ) (Entered: 04/04/2003)

April 2, 2003

April 2, 2003

PACER
30

PROOF OF SERVICE by defendant Meijer Stores Lmt. Partnership of Amended Notice of Deposition (mrs, ) (Entered: 04/10/2003)

April 8, 2003

April 8, 2003

PACER
31

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of notice of depositions and request #4 for production of documents (mrs, ) (Entered: 04/11/2003)

April 11, 2003

April 11, 2003

PACER
32

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of first set of requests for admissions and second set of interrogatories and requests to produce documents (mrs, ) (Entered: 04/11/2003)

April 11, 2003

April 11, 2003

PACER
34

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for second set of requests for admissions (mrs, ) (Entered: 04/18/2003)

April 17, 2003

April 17, 2003

PACER
33

ORDER regarding settlement conference: settlement conference set for 4/30/2003 at 10:00 AM at 114 Federal Building, Kalamazoo, MI before Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody; signed by Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, cbh) (Entered: 04/18/2003)

April 18, 2003

April 18, 2003

PACER
35

JOINT MOTION for extension of time to complete discovery by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Meijer Stores; (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Proposed Order) (mrs, ) Modified on 4/30/2003 (mrs, ). Modified on 4/30/2003 (mrs, ). (Entered: 04/23/2003)

2 Exhibit 1

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3 Proposed Order

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April 22, 2003

April 22, 2003

PACER
36

BRIEF in support of 35 joint motion to extend discovery filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Meijer Stores (mrs, ) Modified on 4/30/2003 (mrs, ). (Entered: 04/23/2003)

April 22, 2003

April 22, 2003

PACER
37

NOTICE of Hearing regarding joint motion to extend discovery by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Meijer Stores (mrs, ) Modified on 4/30/2003 (mrs, ). (Entered: 04/23/2003)

April 22, 2003

April 22, 2003

PACER
38

PROOF OF SERVICE by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Meijer Stores re 35, 36, 37 (mrs, ) Modified on 4/30/2003 (mrs, ). (Entered: 04/23/2003)

April 22, 2003

April 22, 2003

PACER
39

ORDER requiring proposed consent judgment to be submitted by 5/30/2003, dismissing motion to extend dates 35 as moot; signed by Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, cbh) (Entered: 04/30/2003)

April 30, 2003

April 30, 2003

PACER
40

Minutes of settlement conference held before Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Court Reporter C. Rather) (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, cr) (Entered: 05/01/2003)

April 30, 2003

April 30, 2003

PACER
41

ORDER requiring settlement papers to be submitted by 7/3/2003; if the proposed consent judgment is not timely filed, a telephone status conference with Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody will be held on 7/11/2003 at 9:00 a.m.; signed by Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, cbh) (Entered: 06/03/2003)

June 3, 2003

June 3, 2003

PACER
42

PROPOSED STIPULATION and ORDER for consent decree (mj, ) (Entered: 07/07/2003)

July 2, 2003

July 2, 2003

PACER
43

CONSENT DECREE granting PROPOSED STIPULATED CONSENT DECREE 42 ; signed by Judge Richard Alan Enslen (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1) (Judge Richard Alan Enslen, blb) (Entered: 07/09/2003)

2 Exhibit Exhibit 1

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July 9, 2003

July 9, 2003

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 6, 2002

Closing Date: July 9, 2003

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

Meijer Stores, LP, 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: 22000

Order Duration: 2003 - 2004

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Reporting

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits