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Case Name EEOC v. KBJN, INC d/b/a BURGER KING EE-MD-0064
Docket / Court 8:06-CV-02018-PJM ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In August 2003, the Philadelphia and Baltimore offices of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against KBJN, Inc d/b/a Burger King in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the claimant to inappropriate touching and comments because ... read more >
In August 2003, the Philadelphia and Baltimore offices of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against KBJN, Inc d/b/a Burger King in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the claimant to inappropriate touching and comments because of the claimant's sex (female). The case settled by entry of a consent decree in January 2007.

The three year consent decree required the defendant to pay the claimant $20,000 in damages and attorney's fees, refrain from discrimination, review and revise its anti-harassment policy, provide training for all of its employees on federal anti-discrimination laws, promote a "Youth at Work Initiative", post notice, give the EEOC reports every 90 days about any complaints that it receives, and allow the EEOC to monitor its compliance.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/18/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) KBJN, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2007 - 2010
Case Closing Year 2007
Case Ongoing No
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)
8:06-cv-02018-PJM (D. Md.) 01/19/2007
EE-MD-0064-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 08/03/2006
EE-MD-0064-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 01/19/2007
EE-MD-0064-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Final Order of Judgment 01/19/2007 (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0064-0004.pdf | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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