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Case Name EEOC v. HORSETRADERS, INC. D/B/A BULLFROGS EE-TX-0060
Docket / Court 9:05-cv-00193-RHC ( E.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2005, the Dallas District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Horsetraders, Inc., d/b/a Bullfrogs Restaurant, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ... read more >
In September 2005, the Dallas District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Horsetraders, Inc., d/b/a Bullfrogs Restaurant, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the charging party, a female employee, to a sexually hostile work environment consisting of sexually explicit remarks and unwelcome touching resulting in the charging party's constructive discharge. In November 2005, the charging party intervened in the suit. After some discovery, the parties settled through a consent decree in August 2006.

The three-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: adopt an anti-sexual harassment policy, notify its employees of the new policy, provide Title VII training for all its employees, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, and pay $49,000.

Michele Marxkors - 06/08/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
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 law
Defendant(s) Horsetraders, Inc.
Horsetraders, Inc.
Ricky Miller
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)
9:05-cv-00193-RHC (E.D. Tex.) 08/29/2006
EE-TX-0060-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/30/2005
EE-TX-0060-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Janette England's Motion to Intervene 11/23/2005 (2005 WL 3149346) (E.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0060-0006 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiff-Intervenor's Original Complaint 12/02/2005
EE-TX-0060-0007 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint 05/08/2006
EE-TX-0060-0008 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 08/29/2006
EE-TX-0060-0010 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Final Judgment and Order Entering Consent Decree 08/29/2006 (E.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0060-0011 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Craven, Caroline M. (E.D. Tex.) [Magistrate]
EE-TX-0060-9000
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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