Shores v. Publix Super Markets

Shores v. Publix Super Markets was a class action case brought by female employees of Publix Grocery Stores, then-Florida’s largest private employer.  In 1996, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida certified the case as a class action in an opinion reported at 1996 WL 407850 (M.D. Fla. 1996).  The case was subsequently settled for $81.5 million and a seven year agreement in which Publix made significant changes to its personnel practices nationwide to insure equal employment opportunities for all employees and to increase the number of women in management positions.  Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho’s co-counsel in this case were Tommy Warren of Tallahassee, Florida and Burr & Smith of Tampa Florida.