Case: EEOC v. SAFEWAY, INC.

3:00-cv-05083 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Filed Date: Sept. 26, 2000

Closed Date: Dec. 7, 2002

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Case Summary

In September 2000, the Kansas City Area Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant paid claimant, a female employee, less than it did male employees performing the same job. After some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit through a consent decree in June 2001.

The eighteen month decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, enjoined the defendant from paying members of one sex more than the other sex to perform the same work and: post notice of employee rights, provide the EEOC with a written statement of compliance with the consent decree, provide a letter of recommendation for the complainant, and pay complainant $20,000 in backpay and compensatory damages.

Summary Authors

Daisy Manning (11/7/2007)

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Document

3:00-cv-05083

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Safeway, Inc.

June 7, 2001

June 7, 2001

Docket
1

3:00-cv-05083

Complaint

EEOC v. Safeway, Inc.

Sept. 26, 2000

Sept. 26, 2000

Complaint
13

3:00-cv-05083

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Safeway, Inc.

June 7, 2001

June 7, 2001

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 16, 2022, 3 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Safeway, Inc.. filed by Andrea G. Baran of US Equal Employment Opportunity Comm on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Receipt #-0-.(Baran, Andrea) Additional attachment(s) added on 9/27/2000 CIVIL COVER SHEET(Kuhl, Carol). Modified on 9/27/2000 to show receipt number. (Kuhl, Carol). (Entered: 09/26/2000)

Sept. 26, 2000

Sept. 26, 2000

2

WAIVER OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS by Safeway, Inc. (related document(s)1) Answer due by 12/19/2000, filed by Andrea G. Baran of US Equal Employment Opportunity Comm on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Navarro, Steve) (Entered: 10/25/2000)

Oct. 24, 2000

Oct. 24, 2000

3

ANSWER to complaint (Related Doc # 1) filed by Daniel B. Boatright of Spencer, Fane, Britt & Browne LLP on behalf of Safeway, Inc..(Boatright, Daniel) (Entered: 11/08/2000)

Nov. 8, 2000

Nov. 8, 2000

4

MINUTE ENTRY of scheduling telec. (Morrison, Carolyn) (Entered: 12/15/2000)

Dec. 15, 2000

Dec. 15, 2000

5

SCHEDULING ORDER by Judge Scott O. Wright setting deadlines: discovery due by 9/1/2001, pre-trial conference set for 1/7/2002 at 08:30 AM at Courtroom 1, Springfield, with jury trial to be held on 1/7/2002 at 09:00 AM at Courtroom 1, Springfield, dispositive motions due by 10/1/2001, proposed jury instructions from plaintiff due by 12/24/2001, proposed jury instructions from defendant due by 12/31/2001, proposed voir dire due by 12/24/2001, proposed witness list due by 12/24/2001, proposed exhibit list due by 12/24/2001, objections to designations due by 12/31/2001.(Morse, Judy) (Entered: 12/18/2000)

Dec. 18, 2000

Dec. 18, 2000

6

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE OF INITIAL RULE 26 DISCLOSURES filed by Daniel B. Boatright of Spencer, Fane, Britt & Browne LLP on behalf of Safeway, Inc..(Boatright, Daniel) (Entered: 12/21/2000)

Dec. 21, 2000

Dec. 21, 2000

7

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE OF INITIAL RULE 26 DISCLOSURES filed by Andrea G. Baran of US Equal Employment Opportunity Comm on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 12/21/2000)

Dec. 21, 2000

Dec. 21, 2000

8

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Plaintiff's First Interrogatories filed by Andrea G. Baran of US Equal Employment Opportunity Comm on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 12/21/2000)

Dec. 21, 2000

Dec. 21, 2000

10

DEPOSITION NOTICE filed by Andrea G. Baran on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 01/25/2001)

Jan. 25, 2001

Jan. 25, 2001

11

DEPOSITION NOTICE filed by Andrea G. Baran on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 01/25/2001)

Jan. 25, 2001

Jan. 25, 2001

12

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Defendant's Responses to Plaintiff's First Interrogatories and First Request for Production of Documents filed by Daniel B. Boatright of Spencer, Fane, Britt & Browne LLP on behalf of Safeway, Inc..(Boatright, Daniel) (Entered: 02/01/2001)

Feb. 1, 2001

Feb. 1, 2001

13

Consent Decree (Navarro, Steve) (Entered: 06/12/2001)

June 7, 2001

June 7, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Missouri

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 26, 2000

Closing Date: Dec. 7, 2002

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

Safeway, Inc. (Joplin, Missouri), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)

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: 20000

Order Duration: 2001 - 2002

Content of Injunction:

Neutral/Positive Reference

Discrimination Prohibition

Reporting

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits