Case: EEOC v. RITE AID PHARMACY #1411

1:03-cv-00777 | U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware

Filed Date: Aug. 5, 2003

Closed Date: Dec. 12, 2005

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Case Summary

In August 2003, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Wilmington brought this Title VII suit on behalf of the EEOC against Rite Aid Pharmacy Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant because of her religion (Islam). More specifically, the defendant allegedly refused to allow the claimant to take time off for a religious holiday and terminated her thereafter because of her religion. The defendant filed a motion for summary judgment in July 2004, and the court entered summary judgment in favor of the defendant in December 2005. No other information was made available pertaining to the nature of the suit.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (6/29/2007)

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Document

1:03-cv-00777

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment v. Rite Aid Corporation

Jan. 10, 2006

Jan. 10, 2006

Docket
63

1:03-cv-00777

Memorandum

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Rite Aid Corporation

2005 WL 3434779, 2005 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 32898

Dec. 12, 2005

Dec. 12, 2005

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4629147/equal-employment-v-rite-aid-corporation/

Last updated Aug. 1, 2022, 3:14 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed. Magistrate Consent Notice to Pltf. (mwm) (Entered: 08/05/2003)

Aug. 5, 2003

Aug. 5, 2003

DEMAND for jury trial by Equal Employment (mwm) (Entered: 08/05/2003)

Aug. 5, 2003

Aug. 5, 2003

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Rite Aid Corporation (mwm) (Entered: 08/05/2003)

Aug. 5, 2003

Aug. 5, 2003

2

CASE assigned to Judge Gregory M. Sleet . Notice to all parties. (rjb) (Entered: 08/13/2003)

Aug. 13, 2003

Aug. 13, 2003

3

NOTICE of Change of Address by Equal Employment (USA) (lg) (Entered: 08/15/2003)

Aug. 14, 2003

Aug. 14, 2003

4

Letter to Clerk from S. Williams enclosing DI # 5 (fmt) (Entered: 08/28/2003)

Aug. 27, 2003

Aug. 27, 2003

5

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to Rite Aid Corporation 8/18/03 Answer due on 9/8/03 for Rite Aid Corporation (fmt) (Entered: 08/28/2003)

Aug. 27, 2003

Aug. 27, 2003

6

ANSWER to Complaint by Rite Aid Corporation (Attorney Sheldon N. Sandler),; jury demand (gp) (Entered: 09/06/2003)

Sept. 4, 2003

Sept. 4, 2003

7

MOTION by Equal Employment for Santiago-Flores,EEOC to Appear Pro Hac Vice re: [7-1] motion (gp) (Entered: 11/05/2003)

Oct. 31, 2003

Oct. 31, 2003

So Ordered granting [7-1] motion for Santiago-Flores,EEOC to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( signed by Judge Gregory M. Sleet ) Notice to all parties. (gp) (Entered: 11/06/2003)

Nov. 6, 2003

Nov. 6, 2003

8

NOTICE from Judge Sleet of 16.2a telecnf. scheduled for 12/16/03 at 11:00 a.m. (gp) (Entered: 11/20/2003)

Nov. 18, 2003

Nov. 18, 2003

Deadline updated; set 16.2a Telephone Conference for 11:00 12/16/03 (gp) (Entered: 11/19/2003)

Nov. 19, 2003

Nov. 19, 2003

Tele-conference held (rpt. Dibbs) 16 conf. scheduled for 01/21/04 2:00 (gp) (Entered: 12/16/2003)

Dec. 16, 2003

Dec. 16, 2003

Deadline updated; set Scheduling Conference for 2:00 1/21/04 (gp) (Entered: 12/16/2003)

Dec. 16, 2003

Dec. 16, 2003

9

Steno Notes for 12/16/03 (rpt. Dibbs) (gp) (Entered: 12/18/2003)

Dec. 16, 2003

Dec. 16, 2003

10

NOTICE from Judge Sleet of 16.2b scheduling conf. scheduled for 01/21/04 at 2:00 (gp) (Entered: 12/23/2003)

Dec. 23, 2003

Dec. 23, 2003

11

Letter REQUEST by Equal Employment for cnsl. admitted pro hac vice Iris Santiago Flores to participate by phone at 16 conf. scheduled for 01/21/04 at 2:00; granted per GMS 1/6/04(gp) Modified on 01/06/2004 (Entered: 01/05/2004)

Dec. 31, 2003

Dec. 31, 2003

Scheduling conference held (rpt. Gaffigan) Schedule Judge Sleet entered as follows: amend join 01/23/04; discovery cutoff 06/28/04; disp. mots. 07/14/04; pto due 11/22/04; ptc 12/13/04 10:00; (3) day jury trial 1/10/05 9:00; matter referred to magistrate for mediation (cnsl.to submit stip. order consistant w/above) (gp) (Entered: 01/21/2004)

Jan. 21, 2004

Jan. 21, 2004

13

Steno Notes for 01/21/04 (rpt. Gaffigan) (gp) (Entered: 01/23/2004)

Jan. 22, 2004

Jan. 22, 2004

14

PROPOSED SCHEDULING ORDER (gp) (Entered: 01/29/2004)

Jan. 27, 2004

Jan. 27, 2004

So Ordered granting [14-1] Scheduling order as follows: initial disclosures 2/3/04; amend/join 01/23/04; discovery cutoff 06/28/04; disp.mots 07/14/04; status t/c re: settlement 09/09/04 9:00 a.m.; pto due 11/22/04; ptc 12/13/04 10:00; (3) day jury trial 1/10/05 ( signed by Judge Gregory M. Sleet ) Notice to all parties. (gp) (Entered: 02/03/2004)

Feb. 2, 2004

Feb. 2, 2004

Deadline updated; set Scheduling Order Deadlines: joining of parties, amended pleadings on 1/23/04 Discovery deadline on 6/28/04 Deadline for filing dispositive motions by 7/14/04 Pretrial conference by 10:00 12/13/04 Trial Date Deadline 9:00 1/10/05 Proposed Pretrial Order due on or before 11/22/04 , set Status t/c re: settlement Conference for 9:00 9/9/04 (gp) (Entered: 02/03/2004)

Feb. 2, 2004

Feb. 2, 2004

15

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Equal Employment of initial disclosure statement (gp) (Entered: 02/04/2004)

Feb. 2, 2004

Feb. 2, 2004

16

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Rite Aid Corporation of 1st set of interrog. to pltf (gp) (Entered: 02/04/2004)

Feb. 2, 2004

Feb. 2, 2004

17

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Rite Aid Corporation of 1st request for production to pltf (gp) (Entered: 02/04/2004)

Feb. 2, 2004

Feb. 2, 2004

18

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Rite Aid Corporation of intitial disclosures (gp) (Entered: 02/04/2004)

Feb. 2, 2004

Feb. 2, 2004

19

ORDER, set Telephone Conference for 10:00 2/26/04 ( signed by Judge Mary P. Thynge ) copies to: cnsl. (gp) (Entered: 02/05/2004)

Feb. 4, 2004

Feb. 4, 2004

20

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Equal Employment of 1st set of interrog (gp) (Entered: 02/20/2004)

Feb. 18, 2004

Feb. 18, 2004

21

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Equal Employment of 1st request for production (gp) (Entered: 02/20/2004)

Feb. 18, 2004

Feb. 18, 2004

22

NOTICE of Deposition by Rite Aid Corporation of Ms. Zarin Din on 3/31/04 at 10:00 am (lg) (Entered: 03/04/2004)

March 3, 2004

March 3, 2004

23

ORDER setting a mediation conf for 5/20/04 at 10:00 a.m.; by 5/10/04, each party shall submit to the Magistrate Judge ONLY and original and one copy of the mediation conf stmt ( signed by Judge Mary P. Thynge ) copies to: cnsl (lg) (Entered: 03/04/2004)

March 3, 2004

March 3, 2004

24

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Equal Employment copies of Respone to Interrogs (lg) (Entered: 03/12/2004)

March 11, 2004

March 11, 2004

26

RE-NOTICE by Rite Aid Corporation to take deposition of Zarin Din on 4/9/04 at 9:30 a.m. (asw) (Entered: 03/24/2004)

March 23, 2004

March 23, 2004

27

CONFIDENTIALITY STIPULATION AND PROTECTIVE ORDER (lg) (Entered: 04/16/2004)

April 16, 2004

April 16, 2004

So Ordered granting [27-1] stipulation ( signed by Judge Gregory M. Sleet ) Notice to all parties. (lg) (Entered: 04/20/2004)

April 20, 2004

April 20, 2004

28

RE-NOTICE by Rite Aid Corporation to take deposition of Ms. Zarin Din on 5/3/04 (asw) (Entered: 04/23/2004)

April 21, 2004

April 21, 2004

29

NOTICE OF SERVICE by Rite Aid Corporation re: Deft's Answers to Plaintiffi's First Set of Interrogatories and First Request for Production (asw) (Entered: 04/27/2004)

April 22, 2004

April 22, 2004

30

NOTICE OF SERVICE by Equal Employment (Paulette Nash, Esq.) re: Notice to take oral depositions (asw) (Entered: 05/07/2004)

May 4, 2004

May 4, 2004

31

ORDER that the continued telephonic Mediation has been scheduled for 5/27/04 at 3:30 p.m.; Sheldon Sandler, Esq. shall initiate the teleconference call ( signed by Judge Mary P. Thynge ) copies to: Counsel (asw) (Entered: 05/20/2004)

May 20, 2004

May 20, 2004

32

NOTICE by Rite Aid Corporation to take deposition of Ms. Huma Din on 6/17/04 at 9:30 a.m. (asw) (Entered: 06/10/2004)

June 9, 2004

June 9, 2004

33

NOTICE OF SERVICE by Equal Employment re: Notice to take Oral Depositions (asw) (Entered: 06/22/2004)

June 21, 2004

June 21, 2004

35

Opening Brief Filed by Rite Aid Corporation [34-1] motion for Summary Judgment - Answer Brief due 7/28/04 (asw) (Entered: 07/15/2004)

July 14, 2004

July 14, 2004

36

Appendix to Brief Filed by Rite Aid Corporation Appending [35-1] opening brief (asw) (Entered: 07/15/2004)

July 14, 2004

July 14, 2004

34

MOTION by Rite Aid Corporation for Summary Judgment Answer Brief due 7/29/04 re: [34-1] motion (asw) (Entered: 07/15/2004)

July 15, 2004

July 15, 2004

37

MOTION by Equal Employment with Proposed Order for Extension of Time to 8/11/04 for the Pltf to file an Answering Brief to the Motion for Summary Judgment (lg) (Entered: 07/27/2004)

July 22, 2004

July 22, 2004

So Ordered granting [37-1] motion for Extension of Time to 8/11/04 for the Pltf to file an Answering Brief to the Motion for Summary Judgment ( signed by Judge Gregory M. Sleet ) Notice to all parties. (asw) (Entered: 07/29/2004)

July 29, 2004

July 29, 2004

Deadline updated; reset Answer Brief Deadline to 8/11/04 re: [34-1] motion for Summary Judgment (asw) (Entered: 07/29/2004)

July 29, 2004

July 29, 2004

38

Answer Brief Filed by Equal Employment In opposition to Defendant's [34-1] motion for Summary Judgment - Reply Brief due 8/18/04 (asw) (Entered: 08/12/2004)

Aug. 11, 2004

Aug. 11, 2004

40

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE by Equal Employment re: Answer Brief in Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Summ Jgm. and Appendix to Pltf's Brief (asw) (Entered: 08/12/2004)

Aug. 11, 2004

Aug. 11, 2004

41

Reply Brief Filed by Rite Aid Corporation [34-1] motion for Summary Judgment (asw) (Entered: 08/26/2004)

Aug. 25, 2004

Aug. 25, 2004

42

Appendix to Brief Filed by Rite Aid Corporation Appending [41-1] reply brief (asw) (Entered: 08/26/2004)

Aug. 25, 2004

Aug. 25, 2004

43

AFFIDAVIT of Denise Hondorf Re: Rite Aid Corporation (asw) (Entered: 08/26/2004)

Aug. 26, 2004

Aug. 26, 2004

Telephone conference held; Judge Sleet presiding; Crt. Rptr, Heather Triozzi; the parties Mediation conference re: Settlement with Judge Thynge was unsuccessful; this case will go to trial (asw) (Entered: 09/09/2004)

Sept. 9, 2004

Sept. 9, 2004

44

Letter to Judge Sleet from Sheldon N. Sandler, Esq. enclosing a copy of the Memorandum Opinion in a similar case as this (C.A. 02-464) to support its pending Motion for Summary Judgment (asw) (Entered: 10/13/2004)

Oct. 13, 2004

Oct. 13, 2004

45

STIPULATION for Extension of Time to Submit Parties' Pretrial Order with proposed order. (mmm) (Entered: 11/17/2004)

Nov. 16, 2004

Nov. 16, 2004

So Ordered granting [45-1] stipulation ( signed by Judge Gregory M. Sleet ) Notice to all parties. (asw) (Entered: 11/19/2004)

Nov. 19, 2004

Nov. 19, 2004

46

Proposed pretrial order filed by Equal Employment on behalf of the parties (asw) (Entered: 12/01/2004)

Nov. 29, 2004

Nov. 29, 2004

47

Proposed Jury instructions filed by Equal Employment (asw) (Entered: 12/01/2004)

Nov. 29, 2004

Nov. 29, 2004

48

Proposed Voir dire questions filed by Equal Employment (asw) (Entered: 12/01/2004)

Nov. 29, 2004

Nov. 29, 2004

49

Proposed Verdict Form filed by Equal Employment (asw) (Entered: 12/01/2004)

Nov. 29, 2004

Nov. 29, 2004

50

Proposed Voir dire questions filed by Rite Aid Corporation (asw) (Entered: 12/01/2004)

Nov. 29, 2004

Nov. 29, 2004

51

Proposed Verdict Form filed by Rite Aid Corporation (asw) (Entered: 12/01/2004)

Nov. 29, 2004

Nov. 29, 2004

52

TRIAL BRIEF filed by Rite Aid Corporation (asw) (Entered: 12/01/2004)

Nov. 29, 2004

Nov. 29, 2004

53

TRIAL BRIEF filed by Equal Employment (asw) (Entered: 12/01/2004)

Nov. 30, 2004

Nov. 30, 2004

54

MOTION by Equal Employment with Proposed Order for Dawn M. Edge-McKendrick, Esq. to Appear Pro Hac Vice (asw) (Entered: 12/07/2004)

Dec. 7, 2004

Dec. 7, 2004

So Ordered granting [54-1] motion for Dawn M. Edge-McKendrick, Esq. to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( signed by Judge Gregory M. Sleet ) Notice to all parties. (asw) (Entered: 12/08/2004)

Dec. 8, 2004

Dec. 8, 2004

56

Letter to Judge Sleet from Patricia Hannigan, Esq. informing the court that she will be unable to attend the Oral Argument scheduled for 1/11/05; at 11:00 a.m.; Douglas McCann, AUSA will be present for the hearing in Ms. Hannigan's absence; Defendant has no objection (asw) (Entered: 01/06/2005)

Jan. 6, 2005

Jan. 6, 2005

57

ORDER that attorneys for both parties to this action are to appear before the court for oral argument on this issue on 1/11/05 at 11:00 a.m. ( signed by Judge Gregory M. Sleet ) copies to: Counsel (asw) (Entered: 01/10/2005)

Jan. 10, 2005

Jan. 10, 2005

58

NOTICE of Substitution of Counsel by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Patricia C. Hannigan enters her appearance on behalf of the EEOC in place of Pauletter K. Nash. (mmm) (Entered: 01/11/2005)

Jan. 11, 2005

Jan. 11, 2005

Oral Argument hearing re: [34-1] motion for Summary Judgment; Judge Sleet presiding; Crt Rptr, K. Maurer; Counsel's arguments presented to the Court; Court will take this matter under advisement (asw) (Entered: 01/11/2005)

Jan. 11, 2005

Jan. 11, 2005

59

Letter to Judge Sleet from Sheldon Sandler, Esq. providing the case names mentioned at the Oral Argument on 1/11/05 that did not use the disjunctive (asw) (Entered: 01/11/2005)

Jan. 11, 2005

Jan. 11, 2005

60

Steno Notes of motions hearing held before Judge Gregory M. Sleet on 1/11/05. Court Reporter: Kevin Maurer. (mmm) (Entered: 01/12/2005)

Jan. 11, 2005

Jan. 11, 2005

61

Letter from Judge Gregory M. Sleet to Sheldon Sandler, Esq. Copy sent to counsel. (mmm) (Entered: 01/13/2005)

Jan. 12, 2005

Jan. 12, 2005

62

Letter to Judge Sleet from Sheldon N. Sandler regarding Kautz v. Met-Pro Corp. (Attachments: # 1)(Sandler, Sheldon) (Entered: 07/25/2005)

July 25, 2005

July 25, 2005

64

TRANSCRIPT of Oral Argument Hearing held on 1/11/05 before Judge Sleet. Court Reporter: Kevin Maurer. (Transcript on file in Clerk's Office) (asw ) (Entered: 01/10/2006)

Jan. 10, 2006

Jan. 10, 2006

63

MEMORANDUM OPINION and ORDER re GRANTING 34 Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Rite Aid Corporation . Signed by Judge Gregory M. Sleet on 12/12/05. (mmm)

Dec. 12, 2005

Dec. 12, 2005

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: Delaware

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 5, 2003

Closing Date: Dec. 12, 2005

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

Rite Aid Coporation, Private Entity/Person

Rite Aid Pharmaccy #1411, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Monetary Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits