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Case Name EEOC v. Jaxx Inns d/b/a Spindrifter Hotel EE-FL-0067
Docket / Court 3:04-Cv-978-J ( M.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Miami district office sued Jax Inns, Inc., on September 29, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on race (African American) by harassing and terminating one of ... read more >
The EEOC's Miami district office sued Jax Inns, Inc., on September 29, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on race (African American) by harassing and terminating one of its employees for her association with African Americans. The parties entered into a consent decree on April 28, 2006, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainant $99,000 in damages, post a notice of compliance with Title VII, provide Title VII training to its managers and supervisors, distribute its non-discrimination policy, provide for a consent decree compliance official, and report complaints of discrimination or harassment to the EEOC semiannually.

Aaron Weismann - 07/27/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
State Anti-Discrimination Law
Defendant(s) Jax Inns, 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 2006 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
3:04-cv-00978-JHM-MMH (M.D. Fla.) 04/28/2006
EE-FL-0067-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2004
EE-FL-0067-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Intervenor's Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial 11/30/2004
EE-FL-0067-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [re: Motion for Protective Order and to Quash Defendant's Subpoenas] 07/29/2005 (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0067-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [re: Motion for Protective Order and to Quash Defendant's Subpoenas] 08/24/2005 (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0067-0004 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [re: Motion to Compel] 10/11/2005 (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0067-0005 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [re: Motion to Compel] 10/14/2005 (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0067-0006 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 04/28/2006
EE-FL-0067-0007 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Howard, Marcia Morales (M.D. Fla.) [Magistrate]
EE-FL-0067-0006
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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