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Case Name EEOC v. MEDITERRANEAN PARTNERS EE-IL-0155
Docket / Court 06 C 5114 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September of 2006, the EEOC's Chicago District Office filed suit in United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, against Mediterranean Partners, Inc., dba The York Tavern. The suit alleged that the defendant subjected a class of female employees to sexual harassment in violation ... read more >
In September of 2006, the EEOC's Chicago District Office filed suit in United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, against Mediterranean Partners, Inc., dba The York Tavern. The suit alleged that the defendant subjected a class of female employees to sexual harassment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Two of the alleged victims intervened in the case. The EEOC reached a settlement agreement with the defendant in February of 2008, and a consent decree was entered; the defendant was required to pay a total of $35,000 and to implement anti-discrimination training for its employees. One of the intervenor plaintiffs settled her case in April of 2008; the other plaintiff's case was ongoing as of April 22, 2008.

Shankar Viswanathan - 05/23/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
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
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
Defendant(s) Mediterranean Partners, Inc.
Mediterranean Partners, 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 2008 - 2010
Case Closing Year 2008
Case Ongoing Yes
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)
1:06-cv-05114 (N.D. Ill.) 04/14/2008
EE-IL-0155-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/21/2006
EE-IL-0155-0001.pdf | Detail
Plaintiff-Intervenor's Complaint 11/08/2006
EE-IL-0155-0002.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 02/27/2008
EE-IL-0155-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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