Case: EEOC v. FRED'S STORES OF TENNESSEE, INC.

2:04-cv-02679 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Filed Date: Sept. 1, 2004

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

The Memphis office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, against Fred's Stores of Tennessee, Inc. The complaint was filed in September 2004, and alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII. The parties entered into a consent decree in February 2006. The decree was valid for two years and required Defendant to pay $30,000 to the charging party. Defendant was enjoined from discriminating or retaliating in violation of Title VII, and required to post and distribute a notice of non-discrimination, provide Title VII training to its mangers, follow recruitment, hiring, and promotion protocols, and comply with advertising/recruiting requirements. Defendant was also required to report regularly to the EEOC. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

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Elizabeth Glassman (7/16/2007)

Clearinghouse (6/12/2017)

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Document

2:04-cv-02679

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Fred's Stores of Tennessee, Inc.

Feb. 27, 2006

Feb. 27, 2006

Docket
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2:04-cv-02679

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Fred's Stores of Tennessee, Inc.

Feb. 27, 2006

Feb. 27, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 26, 2022, 3:13 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Fred's Stores of Tennessee, Inc. , filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. jury demand(ehg, ) (Entered: 09/03/2004)

Sept. 1, 2004

Sept. 1, 2004

2

NOTICE of Appearance by Charles W. Hill on behalf of Fred's Stores of Tennessee, Inc. (ehg, ) (Entered: 09/16/2004)

Sept. 16, 2004

Sept. 16, 2004

3

ANSWER to Complaint by Fred's Stores of Tennessee, Inc..(ehg, ) (Entered: 09/21/2004)

Sept. 21, 2004

Sept. 21, 2004

4

MOTION for Special Admission to Participate in a Particular Case (atty. Pamela B. Dixon) by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (ehg, ) (Entered: 09/24/2004)

Sept. 23, 2004

Sept. 23, 2004

5

WAIVER OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS Returned Executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Fred's Stores of Tennessee, Inc. waiver sent on 9/21/2004, answer due 11/22/2004. (ehg, ) (Entered: 09/30/2004)

Sept. 29, 2004

Sept. 29, 2004

6

ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE..granting [4] Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Pamela B. Dixon as counsel for the plaintiff.. Signed by Judge Samuel H. Mays Jr.. (ehg, ) (Entered: 10/05/2004)

Oct. 4, 2004

Oct. 4, 2004

7

NOTICE/DEFENDANT'S RULE 7.1. DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Fred's Stores of Tennessee, Inc. (ehg, ) (Entered: 11/15/2004)

Nov. 12, 2004

Nov. 12, 2004

8

SETTING LETTER: Scheduling Conference set for 1/27/2005 09:30 AM in Courtroom 5 - Memphis before Diane K. Vescovo. (jae, ) (Entered: 12/30/2004)

Dec. 30, 2004

Dec. 30, 2004

9

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (ehg, ) (Entered: 01/12/2005)

Jan. 11, 2005

Jan. 11, 2005

10

RULE 16(b) SCHEDULING ORDER: Amended Pleadings due by 3/31/2005. Discovery due by 10/31/2005. Joinder of Parties due by 3/31/2005. Motions due by 3/31/2005.. Signed by Judge Diane K. Vescovo. (ehg, ) (Entered: 01/18/2005)

Jan. 18, 2005

Jan. 18, 2005

11

SETTING LETTER: Jury Trial set for 1/17/2006 09:30 AM in Courtroom 2 - Memphis before Samuel H. Mays Jr.. Pretrial Conference set for 1/6/2006 09:30 AM in Courtroom 2 - Memphis before Samuel H. Mays Jr.. Proposed Joint Pretrial Order due by 12/30/05.(jae, ) (Entered: 02/01/2005)

Feb. 1, 2005

Feb. 1, 2005

Set/Reset Hearings: Telephonic Status Conference set for 1/10/2006 10:30 AM before Diane K. Vescovo. The purpose of the conference is to discuss the settlement conference and to pick a date for the conference. Carol Vinson will place the call to your office. (Vescovo, Diane) (Entered: 01/06/2006)

Jan. 6, 2006

Jan. 6, 2006

Set/Reset Hearings: Time Change for Telephonic Status Conference set for 1/10/2006 from 10:30AM to 03:30 PM before Diane K. Vescovo. (Vescovo, Diane) (Entered: 01/06/2006)

Jan. 6, 2006

Jan. 6, 2006

13

Minute Entry: PRETRIAL CONFERENCE held on 1/6/06 before Judge Samuel H. Mays Jr. Attorneys Pamela Dixon and Terry Beck for Plaintiff and Attorney Charles Hill for defendant. (No Court Reporter) Jury trial currently set 1/17/06. Trial CONTINUED; may be reset at a later time. Settlement discussions are on-going. Counsel to contact Magistrate Judge Vescovo to schedule mediation. Status Conference set for Thursday, 1/26/2006 at 09:00 AM in Courtroom 2 - Memphis before Samuel H. Mays Jr. Counsel may participate by telephone. (jl) (Entered: 01/11/2006)

Jan. 6, 2006

Jan. 6, 2006

Set/Reset Hearings: Settlement Conference set for 1/23/2006 09:30 AM in Room 341, 167 North Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee before Diane K. Vescovo. In camera statements are due in chambers (via email to carol_vinson@tnwd.uscourts.gov) by 5:00p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2005. (crv, ) (Entered: 01/10/2006)

Jan. 10, 2006

Jan. 10, 2006

14

SETTING LETTER: STATUS CONFERENCE set for Thursday, 1/26/2006 at 09:00 AM in Courtroom 2 - Memphis before Samuel H. Mays Jr. Counsel may appear at the hearing by telephone. Please contact the case manager (Jean Lee @ 901-495-1239) to make arrangements. (jl) (Entered: 01/11/2006)

Jan. 11, 2006

Jan. 11, 2006

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CONSENT DECREE . Signed by Judge Samuel H. Mays Jr. on 2/21/2006. (agj,) (Entered: 02/28/2006)

Feb. 27, 2006

Feb. 27, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 1, 2004

Closing Date: 2008

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

Fred's Stores of Tennessee, Inc., 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: 30000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria

Provide antidiscrimination training

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits