United States District Court, E.D. Michigan, Southern Division
AND Jury Demand
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION P. DAVID LOPEZ General
L. LEE Deputy General Counsel
GWENDOLYN YOUNG REAMS Associate General Counsel
A. YOUNG Regional Attorney
KENNETH BIRD Supervisory Trial Attorney
SHULTZ (P73555) Trial Attorney
PRICE (P55578) Trial Attorney DETROIT FIELD OFFICE Patrick V.
NATURE OF THE ACTION
an action under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to
correct unlawful employment practices on the basis of sex and
to provide appropriate relief to Amiee Stephens who was
adversely affected by such practices. As alleged with greater
particularly in paragraphs 8 through 16 below, Defendant R.G.
& G.R. Harris Funeral Home, Inc., fired Stephens, a
transgender woman, because of sex. Additionally, as alleged
in paragraphs 12 and 17 below, Defendant discriminated
against female employees by not providing them work clothing
while providing work clothing to male employees.
Jurisdiction of this Court is invoked pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
§§ 451, 1331, 1337, 1343 and 1345. This action is
authorized and instituted pursuant to Section 706(f)(1) and
(3) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended,
42 U.S.C. § 2000e-5(f)(1) and (3) (“Title
VII”), and Section 102 of the Civil Rights Act of 1991,
42 U.S.C. § 1981a.
employment practices alleged to be unlawful were committed
within the jurisdiction of the United States District Court
for Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division.
Plaintiff, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the
“Commission”), is the agency of the United States
of America charged with the administration, interpretation
and enforcement of Title VII, and is expressly authorized to
bring this action by ...