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U.S. Equal Emp't Opportunity Comm'n v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Oct 25, 2012
Case No.: 11-cv-03162-YGR (N.D. Cal. Oct. 25, 2012)

Opinion

Case No.: 11-cv-03162-YGR

10-25-2012

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, Plaintiff, and UMME-HANI KHAN, Plaintiff-Intervenor, v. ABERCROMBIE & FITCH STORES, INC. d/b/a HOLLISTER CO., HOLLISTER CO. CALIFORNIA, LLC, Defendants.


ORDER REGARDING JOINT DISCOVERY

LETTER BRIEF (DKT. NO. 57)

The Court has reviewed the Joint Discovery Letter Brief regarding Plaintiff-Intervenor's Requests for Production. (Dkt. No. 57.) At issue are four requests for production, which seek documents: (i) relating "to all employee requests, made in any of respondent's stores, to deviate from the Look Policy" (Request No. 20); (ii) all documents that "reflect or otherwise relate to Hollister's consideration and/or disposition of the requests" (Request No. 21); (iii) all documents that "reflect or otherwise relate to all employee requests, made in any Hollister store, for accommodation of religious attire" (Request No. 22); and (iv) documents relating to "Hollister's consideration and/or disposition of the requests for accommodation of religious attire" (Request No. 23). According to the parties, the only remaining issue with regard to these requests "relates to records from January 3, 2011 to the present regarding requests to deviate from the Look Policy unrelated to head scarves."

Having reviewed the letter brief and the positions of the parties, the Court DENIES Plaintiff-Intervenor's requests. Plaintiff-Intervenor and Plaintiff have failed to establish that the records at issue are likely to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence with respect to Plaintiff's disparate treatment claims. The requests are overly broad to the extent that they seek documents relating to any request to deviate from the policy unrelated to head scarves. The requests are also overly broad as to time, to the extent that they seek documents that post-date Plaintiff's termination date by anywhere from nine to thirty months.

This Order terminates Dkt. No. 57.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

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YVONNE GONZALEZ ROGERS

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGE


Summaries of

U.S. Equal Emp't Opportunity Comm'n v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Oct 25, 2012
Case No.: 11-cv-03162-YGR (N.D. Cal. Oct. 25, 2012)
Case details for

U.S. Equal Emp't Opportunity Comm'n v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

Case Details

Full title:U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, Plaintiff, and UMME-HANI…

Court:UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

Date published: Oct 25, 2012

Citations

Case No.: 11-cv-03162-YGR (N.D. Cal. Oct. 25, 2012)