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Case Name EEOC v. Avado Brands, Inc. EE-MD-0009
Docket / Court 1:04-cv-02094 ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On July 8, 2004, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of a black female, filed a lawsuit in the District Court of Maryland, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, against Avado Brands, Inc. The EEOC sought injunctive relief, compensatory damages, punitive ... read more >
On July 8, 2004, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of a black female, filed a lawsuit in the District Court of Maryland, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, against Avado Brands, Inc. The EEOC sought injunctive relief, compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorneys' fees, and other forms of affirmative relief, claiming that the defendant violated the terms of a prior Negotiated Settlement Agreement with the plaintiffs due to a racially hostile work environment.

On September 15, 2004, the complainant filed a complaint as the plaintiff-intervenor. On October 13, 2005, the District Court (Judge Richard D. Bennett) entered a consent decree where the defendant, among other things, agreed to pay the complainant $9,166.21.

Perry Miska - 04/12/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Avado Brands, Inc.
Plaintiff Description EEOC on behalf of black female worker alleging a violation of a prior Negotiated Settlement Agreement between the EEOC and the defendant where the defendant subjected the complainant to a racially hostile work environment.
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 2005 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
1:04-cv-2094 (D. Md.) 10/13/2005
EE-MD-0009-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 07/08/2004
EE-MD-0009-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Intervenor Complaint 09/15/2004
EE-MD-0009-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 10/13/2005
EE-MD-0009-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Bennett, Richard D. (D. Md.)
EE-MD-0009-0002 | EE-MD-0009-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Cahill, Kathleen M. (Maryland)
EE-MD-0009-0003 | EE-MD-0009-9000
Kiel, Gerald (Maryland)
EE-MD-0009-0001 | EE-MD-0009-0002 | EE-MD-0009-9000
Quinlan, Cecile Celeste (Maryland)
EE-MD-0009-0002 | EE-MD-0009-9000
Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)
EE-MD-0009-9000
Spicer, Tracy Hudson (District of Columbia)
EE-MD-0009-0001 | EE-MD-0009-0002 | EE-MD-0009-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Rice, Thomas (Texas)
EE-MD-0009-0002
Other Lawyers None on record

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