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Case Name United States of America v. Florida Department of Corrections EE-FL-0128
Docket / Court Docket No. Not Available ( S.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
On February 12, 1998, the United States filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Corrections under 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The plaintiff sought injunctive and monetary relief, alleging that the defendant ... read more >
On February 12, 1998, the United States filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Corrections under 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The plaintiff sought injunctive and monetary relief, alleging that the defendant violated Title VII, by discriminating and retaliating against a female employee on the basis of gender.

The plaintiff alleged that the female prison teacher was subjected to a sexually hostile work environment in the following ways: (1) conditioning the terms, conditions, and privileges of her employment upon the submission to unwelcome sexual advances of her immediate supervisor; (2) threatening to alter the terms, conditions, and privileges of her employment unless she assented to such unwelcome sexual advances; and (3) taking adverse action against her because of her opposition to those unwelcome sexual advances.

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Jane Wu - 12/19/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Defendant-type
Corrections
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Florida Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description United States on behalf of a female employee
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Unknown
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Unknown
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Unknown
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial 02/12/1998
EE-FL-0128-0001 PDF | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)
EE-FL-0128-0001
Johnson, Michael W. (District of Columbia)
EE-FL-0128-0001
Libman, Robert S (District of Columbia)
EE-FL-0128-0001
Scott, Thomas Emerson Jr. (Florida)
EE-FL-0128-0001
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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