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Case Name EEOC v. KNIFE & FORK ON SHARON AMITY, INC. EE-NC-0058
Docket / Court 3:00-cv-00490 ( W.D.N.C. )
State/Territory North Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2000, the Charlotte District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Knife and Fork on Sharon Amity, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. We do not have a complete copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. ... read more >
In September 2000, the Charlotte District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Knife and Fork on Sharon Amity, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. We do not have a complete copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. However, it appears from the front page of the complaint that the complaint alleged the defendant subjected the two charging parties, female employees, to a sexually hostile work environment, resulting in the constructive discharge of the charging parties. The defendant never appeared in this case, and the EEOC unsuccessfully moved for a default judgment in January 2001. In November 2002, the case was dismissed for want of prosecution. The EEOC appealed this judgment moving for a new trial, or in the alternative relief from judgment, which was denied in August 2003 by the District Court, stating the EEOC's failure to file for a default judgment was the reason dismissal was appropriate. A second order to dismiss the case was signed by District Judge Graham C. Mullen in August 2003.

Daisy Manning - 10/02/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
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) Knife and Fork on Sharon Amity, 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 Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2002
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)
3:00-cv-00490 (W.D.N.C.) 08/21/2003
EE-NC-0058-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2000
EE-NC-0058-0001.pdf | Detail
Order [Dismissing Case for Failure to Prosecute] 11/04/2002 (W.D.N.C.)
EE-NC-0058-0002.pdf | Detail
Order [Regarding Plaintiff's Motion to Reconsider] 08/07/2003 (W.D.N.C.)
EE-NC-0058-0003.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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