Case: EEOC v. FEDERAL EXPRESS

1:00-cv-00050 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

Filed Date: March 17, 2000

Closed Date: May 24, 2001

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Atlanta district office sued Federal Express Corporation on March 17, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on religion (Islam) by failing to make a reasonable accommodation for the complainant's religious necessity of maintaining a beard. The parties entered into a consent decree on May 24, 2001, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainant $70,000 in damages, post a notice of compliance with Title VII, provide Title VII training to its managers as specified by the consent decree, draft a non-discrimination policy, provide for an EEO compliance official, and report complaints of religious discrimination to the EEOC semiannually.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (6/21/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Barfield, W. Leon (Georgia)

Bowen, Dudley Hollingsworth Jr. (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Rhodes, Rosemarie (Georgia)

Royal, S. Robert (Georgia)

Tapper, Steven (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hyder, James D. Jr (Georgia)

Paul, Richard C (Tennessee)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Judge(s)

Barfield, W. Leon (Georgia)

Bowen, Dudley Hollingsworth Jr. (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Rhodes, Rosemarie (Georgia)

Royal, S. Robert (Georgia)

Tapper, Steven (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hyder, James D. Jr (Georgia)

Paul, Richard C (Tennessee)

Other Attorney(s)

Batson, John Paul (Georgia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:00-cv-00050

Docket

EEOC v. Federal Express

May 24, 2001

May 24, 2001

Docket
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1:00-cv-00050

Complaint

EEOC v. Federal Express

March 17, 2000

March 17, 2000

Complaint
14

1:00-cv-00050

Complaint in Intervention

EEOC v. Federal Express

July 6, 2000

July 6, 2000

Pleading / Motion / Brief
23

1:00-cv-00050

Consent Order Dismissing Complaint in Intervention

EEOC v. Federal Express

Aug. 31, 2000

Aug. 31, 2000

Order/Opinion
52

1:00-cv-00050

Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment]

EEOC v. Federal Express

Jan. 26, 2001

Jan. 26, 2001

Order/Opinion
62

1:00-cv-00050

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Federal Express

May 24, 2001

May 24, 2001

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 9, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

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3

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance for Equal Opportunity by Steven M. Tapper (cmk) (Entered: 03/17/2000)

March 17, 2000

March 17, 2000

** Set Jury Trial Flag. (cmk) (Entered: 03/17/2000)

March 17, 2000

March 17, 2000

4

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to Federal Express 3/22/00 Answer due on 5/21/00 for Federal Express (esf) (Entered: 03/31/2000)

March 31, 2000

March 31, 2000

5

SUPPLEMENTAL ANSWERS to Local Rule 26.3 Interrogatories by Equal Opportunity (esf) (Entered: 05/05/2000)

May 5, 2000

May 5, 2000

6

ANSWER to Complaint by Federal Express (Attorney James D. Hyder Jr.), (esf) (Entered: 05/15/2000)

May 15, 2000

May 15, 2000

6

CERTIFICATE pursuant to Local Rule 3.2. by defendant Federal Express (esf) (Entered: 05/15/2000)

May 15, 2000

May 15, 2000

SCHEDULING NOTICE setting Joining of parties,amending of pleadings by 7/14/00 ; Expert witness report by plaintiff due by 7/14/00 ; Expert witness report by Defendant due by 8/13/00 ; Discovery cutoff 9/12/00 ; Motion Filing deadline on 10/2/00 ; Summary Judgment deadline on 10/12/00 ; copies served. (esf) (Entered: 05/15/2000)

May 15, 2000

May 15, 2000

7

MOTION by Federal Express for attorney Richard C. Paul to Appear Pro Hac Vice. with brief in support. (esf) (Entered: 05/23/2000)

May 23, 2000

May 23, 2000

Pro Hac Vice paid by Richard C. Paul for defendant Federal Express Receipt # 189838 Date: 5/23/00 (esf) (Entered: 05/23/2000)

May 23, 2000

May 23, 2000

8

ORDER granting [7-1] motion for attorney Richard C. Paul to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney added to case. ( signed by Chief Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr ); [EOD Date 5/23/00 copies served. (esf) (Entered: 05/23/2000)

May 23, 2000

May 23, 2000

9

MOTION by Federal Express for leave of absence for James D. Hyder Jr. for dates of July 10, 2000 through July 14, 2000 for defendant Federal Express with brief in support. (esf) (Entered: 06/13/2000)

June 13, 2000

June 13, 2000

10

ORDER granting [9-1] motion for leave of absence for James D. Hyder Jr. for dates of July 10, 2000 through July 14, 2000 for defendant Federal Express ( signed by Chief Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr ); [EOD Date 6/14/00 copies served. (esf) (Entered: 06/14/2000)

June 14, 2000

June 14, 2000

11

MOTION by Khaleed Abdul-Azeez to Intervene as a Plaintiff with brief in support. (esf) (Entered: 06/15/2000)

June 15, 2000

June 15, 2000

12

Litigants' Bill of Rights filed by Equal Opportunity (esf) (Entered: 06/21/2000)

June 21, 2000

June 21, 2000

13

ORDER granting [11-1] motion to Intervene as a Plaintiff ( signed by Chief Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr ); [EOD Date 7/6/00 copies served. (esf) (Entered: 07/06/2000)

July 6, 2000

July 6, 2000

14

Intervenor's COMPLAINT by against Federal Express (esf) (Entered: 07/06/2000)

July 6, 2000

July 6, 2000

16

ANSWER to Local Rule 26.3 Interrogatories by Federal Express; jury demand (cmk) (Entered: 07/17/2000)

July 17, 2000

July 17, 2000

17

AMENDED MOTION by Khaleed Abdul-Azeez for John P. Batson to Withdraw as Attorney with brief in support. (cmk) (Entered: 07/20/2000)

July 19, 2000

July 19, 2000

18

AMENDED MOTION by Khaleed Abdul-Azeez for Nathaniel Johnson to Withdraw as Attorney with brief in support. (cmk) (Entered: 07/20/2000)

July 19, 2000

July 19, 2000

19

ORDER granting [18-1] motion for Nathaniel Johnson to Withdraw as Attorney ( signed by Chief Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr ); [EOD Date 7/24/00] copies served. (esf) (Entered: 07/24/2000)

July 24, 2000

July 24, 2000

20

ORDER granting [17-1] motion for John P. Batson to Withdraw as Attorney (Terminated attorney John Paul Batson for Khaleed Abdul-Azeez, granting [15-1] motion for John P. Batson to Withdraw as Attorney (Terminated attorney John Paul Batson for Khaleed Abdul-Azeez ( signed by Chief Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr ); [EOD Date 7/24/00] copies served. (esf) (Entered: 07/24/2000)

July 24, 2000

July 24, 2000

21

STIPULATION of dismissal of Complaint in intervention (cmk) (Entered: 08/30/2000)

Aug. 30, 2000

Aug. 30, 2000

22

MOTION by Equal Opportunity, Federal Express, Khaleed Abdul-Azeez, Federal Express to Extend Time for discovery up to and including November 30, 2000 with brief in support. (cmk) (Entered: 08/30/2000)

Aug. 30, 2000

Aug. 30, 2000

Motion(s) referred: [22-1] motion to Extend Time for discovery up to and including November 30, 2000 referred to Magistrate Judge W. Leon Barfield (cmk) (Entered: 08/30/2000)

Aug. 30, 2000

Aug. 30, 2000

23

ORDER granting [21-1] dismiss/dismissal stipulation ( signed by Chief Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr ); [EOD Date 8/31/00] copies served. (cmk) (Entered: 08/31/2000)

Aug. 31, 2000

Aug. 31, 2000

24

ORDER granting the extension until 10/12/00 for discovery cut-off [22-1] motion to Extend Time for discovery up to and including November 30, 2000. The clerk is instructed to issue a new scheduling notice reflecting the adjusted deadlines. Further extensions must be directed to the District Judge. ( signed by Magistrate Judge W. Leon Barfield ); [EOD Date 8/31/00] copies served. (cmk) Modified on 08/31/2000 (Entered: 08/31/2000)

Aug. 31, 2000

Aug. 31, 2000

SCHEDULING NOTICE setting Discovery cutoff 10/12/00 ; Motion Filing deadline on 11/1/00 ; Summary Judgment deadline on 11/11/00 ; copies served. (cmk) (Entered: 08/31/2000)

Aug. 31, 2000

Aug. 31, 2000

25

NOTICE of Change of Address of attorney Richard C. Paul, Esq. by Federal Express (esf) (Entered: 10/10/2000)

Oct. 10, 2000

Oct. 10, 2000

26

NOTICE of Stipulation by Federal Express (esf) (Entered: 10/20/2000)

Oct. 20, 2000

Oct. 20, 2000

27

JOINT MOTION by Equal Opportunity, Federal Express to Extend Time in which to file motions for summary judgment (esf) (Entered: 11/14/2000)

Nov. 13, 2000

Nov. 13, 2000

29

MOTION by Federal Express for Summary Judgment with brief in support. (esf) (Entered: 11/15/2000)

Nov. 15, 2000

Nov. 15, 2000

30

MEMORANDUM by Federal Express in support of [29-1] motion for Summary Judgment by Federal Express (esf) (Entered: 11/15/2000)

Nov. 15, 2000

Nov. 15, 2000

31

STATEMENT OF MATERIAL FACTS by defendant Federal Express in support of [29-1] motion for Summary Judgment by Federal Express (esf) (Entered: 11/15/2000)

Nov. 15, 2000

Nov. 15, 2000

32

NOTICE of Filing Original Depositionby Federal Express (esf) (Entered: 11/15/2000)

Nov. 15, 2000

Nov. 15, 2000

33

DEPOSITION of Khaleed Abdul-Azeez taken on 7/25/00 Re: [29-1] motion for Summary Judgment by Federal Express (esf) (Entered: 11/15/2000)

Nov. 15, 2000

Nov. 15, 2000

34

NOTICE issued re: [29-1] motion for Summary Judgment (esf) (Entered: 11/15/2000)

Nov. 15, 2000

Nov. 15, 2000

35

CONSENT ORDER directing that the plaintiff's response time to defendant's motion for summary judgment is extended Response to Motion set to 12/7/00 for [29-1] motion for Summary Judgment ( signed by Chief Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr ); [EOD Date 12/5/00] copies served. (esf) (Entered: 12/05/2000)

Dec. 5, 2000

Dec. 5, 2000

36

RESPONSE by Equal Opportunity to [29-1] motion for Summary Judgment by Federal Express (esf) (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Dec. 7, 2000

Dec. 7, 2000

37

RESPONSE TO STATEMENT OF MATERIAL FACTS by plaintiff Equal Opportunity to [31-1] material facts statement by Federal Express (esf) (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Dec. 7, 2000

Dec. 7, 2000

38

MEMORANDUM by Equal Opportunity in support of [36-1] motion response by Equal Opportunity (esf) (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Dec. 7, 2000

Dec. 7, 2000

39

REQUEST for Production of Documents by Equal Opportunity (esf) (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Dec. 7, 2000

Dec. 7, 2000

40

NOTICE of Filing Original Discovery by Equal Opportunity (esf) (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Dec. 7, 2000

Dec. 7, 2000

41

DEPOSITION of Leah E. Berry taken on 7/19/00 Re: [29-1] motion for Summary Judgment by Federal Express (esf) (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Dec. 7, 2000

Dec. 7, 2000

42

DEPOSITION of Jenice Medora Sullivan taken on 9/21/00 Re: [29-1] motion for Summary Judgment by Federal Express (esf) (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Dec. 7, 2000

Dec. 7, 2000

43

DEPOSITION of Saundra Jeanne Plunkett taken on 9/21/00 Re: [29-1] motion for Summary Judgment by Federal Express (esf) (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Dec. 7, 2000

Dec. 7, 2000

44

DEPOSITION of Gregory Jacob Taylor taken on 7/25/00 Re: [29-1] motion for Summary Judgment by Federal Express (esf) (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Dec. 7, 2000

Dec. 7, 2000

46

EXHIBIT 2 to Affidavit of Helen Garrett (esf) (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Dec. 7, 2000

Dec. 7, 2000

47

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Equal Opportunity (esf) (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Dec. 7, 2000

Dec. 7, 2000

48

NOTICE of Filing Original Discovery by Equal Opportunity (esf) (Entered: 12/08/2000)

Dec. 8, 2000

Dec. 8, 2000

49

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Equal Opportunity (esf) (Entered: 12/08/2000)

Dec. 8, 2000

Dec. 8, 2000

50

DEPOSITION of Michael Saladino taken on 9/29/00 Re: [29-1] motion for Summary Judgment by Federal Express (esf) (Entered: 12/08/2000)

Dec. 8, 2000

Dec. 8, 2000

Motion hearing re: [29-1] motion for Summary Judgment by Federal Express set at 2:30 1/11/01; telephonic notification 1/08/01. (esi) (Entered: 01/09/2001)

Jan. 9, 2001

Jan. 9, 2001

51

Defendant Federal Express Corp's Amendment to its responses to plaintiff EEOC's first set of interrogatories to deft (esf) (Entered: 01/11/2001)

Jan. 11, 2001

Jan. 11, 2001

Motion hearing held re: [29-1] motion for Summary Judgment by Federal Express ; ruling reserved. Court Reporter: D.Dueringer (esi) (Entered: 01/12/2001)

Jan. 12, 2001

Jan. 12, 2001

52

ORDER denying [29-1] motion for Summary Judgment. This case will proceed to trial accordingly ( signed by Chief Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr ); [EOD Date 1/26/01] copies served. (esf) (Entered: 01/26/2001)

Jan. 26, 2001

Jan. 26, 2001

SCHEDULING NOTICE setting Pretrial Order deadline 3/12/01 ; copies served. (esi) (Entered: 02/14/2001)

Feb. 14, 2001

Feb. 14, 2001

53

ORDER directing parties to submit a consolidated request for jury instructions setting Pretrial Instructions deadline to 3/12/01 ( signed by Chief Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr ); [EOD Date 2/14/01] copies served. (esf) (Entered: 02/14/2001)

Feb. 14, 2001

Feb. 14, 2001

54

CONSENT ORDER granting the parties request for extension of the pretrial order deadline setting Scheduling Order Deadlines: Pretrial Order due by 4/13/01 ; ( signed by Chief Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr ); [EOD Date 2/28/01] copies served. (esf) (Entered: 02/28/2001)

Feb. 28, 2001

Feb. 28, 2001

Oral extension of Pretrial Order deadline to 4/23/01; telephonic consent of counsel. (esi) (Entered: 04/10/2001)

April 10, 2001

April 10, 2001

55

MOTION by Equal Opportunity for leave of absence for Steven M. Tapper for dates of April 26, 2001 through May 8, 2001 for plaintiff Equal Opportunity with brief in support. (esf) (Entered: 04/13/2001)

April 13, 2001

April 13, 2001

56

ORDER granting [55-1] motion for leave of absence for Steven M. Tapper for dates of April 26, 2001 through May 8, 2001 for plaintiff Equal Opportunity ( signed by Chief Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr ); [EOD Date 4/13/01] copies served. (esf) (Entered: 04/13/2001)

April 13, 2001

April 13, 2001

57

CONSOLIDATED PROPOSED PRE-TRIAL ORDER (esf) (Entered: 04/23/2001)

April 23, 2001

April 23, 2001

58

PLAINTIFF'S MEMORANDUM OF AUTHORITIES (esf) (Entered: 04/23/2001)

April 23, 2001

April 23, 2001

60

'STIPULATED FACTS' (esf) (Entered: 04/23/2001)

April 23, 2001

April 23, 2001

Pre-Trial Conference set for 10:30 5/24/01 before Chief Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr (esi) (Entered: 04/25/2001)

April 25, 2001

April 25, 2001

Jury selection and trial assignment set for 9:00 5/29/01 before Chief Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr (esi) (Entered: 04/25/2001)

April 25, 2001

April 25, 2001

61

ORDER directing that, this case having been settled, is dismissed. Should the parties wish for the Court to retain jurisdiction to enforce settlement, they must file a 'Notice of Filing Under Dismissal Order' within 10 days of service of this Order. This case shall be closed 15 days hence ( signed by Chief Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr ); [EOD Date 5/21/01] copies served. (esf) (Entered: 05/21/2001)

May 21, 2001

May 21, 2001

62

ORDER/SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT directing Dft to pay Pla a total of $70,000.00 in monetary relief; further directing that this Court shall retain jurisdiction over this action for the purposes of clarifying and enforcing this Consent Decree with each party to bear their own respective costs and attorney's fees ( signed by Chief Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr ); [EOD Date 5/24/01] copies served. (esf) (Entered: 05/24/2001)

May 24, 2001

May 24, 2001

Case closed (esf) (Entered: 05/24/2001)

May 24, 2001

May 24, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Georgia

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 17, 2000

Closing Date: May 24, 2001

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Federal Express Corporation (Augusta, Georgia), 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:

Voluntary Dismissal

Amount Defendant Pays: 70000

Order Duration: 2001 - 2003

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Neutral/Positive Reference

Monitoring

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit