Case: EEOC v. SUPERVALU INC

2:02-cv-00306 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

Filed Date: Sept. 11, 2002

Closed Date: April 12, 2006

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Case Summary

In September 2002, the Seattle District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Supervalu Inc. in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Washington alleging discrimination on the basis of religion in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant failed to reasonably accommodate the religious requirements of the complainant, an employee of the defendant, who was subsequently discharged. Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit through a consent decree in April 2004.

The two-year decree, containing an anti-discrimination clause, required the defendant to: make certain reports to the EEOC and train its supervisors if the transportation facility was reopened, expunge complainant's records of any reference to the lawsuit, post notice of employee rights, evaluate and impose substantial discipline on managers permitting discrimination, and pay the complainant $12,586.80.

Summary Authors

Daisy Manning (11/1/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:02-cv-00306

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Supervalu Inc

April 12, 2004

April 12, 2004

Docket
1

2:02-cv-00306

Complaint

EEOC v. Supervalu Inc

Sept. 11, 2002

Sept. 11, 2002

Complaint
16

2:02-cv-00306

(Proposed) Consent Decree and Order Dismissing Action

EEOC v. Supervalu Inc

April 12, 2004

April 12, 2004

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3:15 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT JURY TRIAL DEMAND (Summons(es) issued) Fee-status: wv Receipt #: wv (CR) (Entered: 09/11/2002)

Sept. 11, 2002

Sept. 11, 2002

2

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Supervalu Inc ; Atty Lucinda Schilling Whaley appearing (FmrEmp) (Entered: 10/07/2002)

Oct. 4, 2002

Oct. 4, 2002

3

SUMMONS/RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Supervalu Inc (FmrEmp) (Entered: 10/15/2002)

Oct. 11, 2002

Oct. 11, 2002

4

ANSWER by defendant Supervalu Inc; jury demand (PP) (Entered: 10/22/2002)

Oct. 21, 2002

Oct. 21, 2002

Status Conference Notice ;telephonic status conf 10:30 12/17/02 Yakima, WA (PP) (Entered: 10/22/2002)

Oct. 22, 2002

Oct. 22, 2002

FAXED/MAILED order/judgment to all counsel Notice re Status conference. (PP) (Entered: 10/22/2002)

Oct. 22, 2002

Oct. 22, 2002

FAXED/MAILED order/judgment to all counsel Notice reserrint Status Conf. (PP) (Entered: 11/21/2002)

Nov. 21, 2002

Nov. 21, 2002

5

Joint Status Conference Certificate filed by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Supervalu Inc (PP) (Entered: 02/19/2003)

Feb. 14, 2003

Feb. 14, 2003

6

Discovery Plan by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Supervalu Inc pur. to FRCP 26(F) (PP) (Entered: 02/19/2003)

Feb. 14, 2003

Feb. 14, 2003

7

Status Conference Order by Judge Alan A. McDonald Disp mtn ddl: 4/30/04; Mtn in limine ddl: 5/7/04 ;discovery to be complete 3/26/04 ;pretrial conference 11:00 5/28/04 Yakima, WA ;proposed PTO due 5/21/04 ;Jury Trial set 1:30 6/7/04 Spokane, WA (cc:all counsel) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 03/03/2003)

March 3, 2003

March 3, 2003

9

PROPOSED RECEIVED StipO re:disclosure of experts submitted by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Supervalu Inc (PP) (Entered: 07/16/2003)

July 14, 2003

July 14, 2003

10

Stipulation and ORDER by Judge Alan A. McDonald : granting document proposed [9-1] re Expert Witnesses (cc: all counsel) (PP) (Entered: 07/16/2003)

July 16, 2003

July 16, 2003

11

Notice of change of Address re counsel by defendant Supervalu Inc (PP) (Entered: 09/09/2003)

Sept. 9, 2003

Sept. 9, 2003

13

PROPOSED RECEIVED StipO. re: Extention of time submitted by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Supervalu Inc (PP) (Entered: 11/18/2003)

Nov. 14, 2003

Nov. 14, 2003

12

PROPOSED RECEIVED StipO. re: submitted by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Supervalu Inc (PP) (Entered: 11/17/2003)

Nov. 17, 2003

Nov. 17, 2003

14

Stipulation and ORDER re DDL for Expert Witnesses by Judge Alan A. McDonald : (cc: all counsel) (PP) (Entered: 11/18/2003)

Nov. 18, 2003

Nov. 18, 2003

15

PROPOSED RECEIVED Consent Decree/Order re: Dismissing Action submitted by defendant Supervalu Inc, plaintiff EEOC (PP) (Entered: 04/05/2004)

April 1, 2004

April 1, 2004

16

CONSENT DECREE by Judge Alan A. McDonald COB: Y-45/1 (cc: all counsel) (PP) (Entered: 04/12/2004)

April 12, 2004

April 12, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 11, 2002

Closing Date: April 12, 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

Supervalu, Inc. (Spokane, Washington), 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: 14613.4

Order Duration: 2004 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Discrimination Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits