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Case Name EEOC v. SIX L'S PACKING CO. EE-FL-0110
Docket / Court 2:03-cv-00570-JES-DNF ( 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
In September 2003, the Miami District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Six L's Packing Co., Inc. and Produce Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the civil Rights Act of 1964. ... read more >
In September 2003, the Miami District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Six L's Packing Co., Inc. and Produce Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida 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 parties, female employees, to a sexually hostile work environment consisting of unwelcome sexual comments, requests for sexual favors, and touching, and in one instance retaliation for complaint about the alleged harassment, resulting in the constructive discharge of the charging parties. The charging parties intervened in the lawsuit in January 2004. Following some conferences, the parties settled the dispute through a consent decree in November 2004 and judgment was entered in favor of the EEOC and complainants in December 2004.

The three-year decree, containing a non-discrimination and non-retaliation clause, required the defendant to: post and distribute notice of employee rights, provide annual training sessions to managers and personnel, expunge one complainant's record and provide a neutral reference, and pay $206,000 to be distributed among three individuals.

Daisy Manning - 10/09/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
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
Retaliation
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) Produce, Inc.
Six L's Packing Co., 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 2004 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2004
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)
2:03-cv-00570-JES-DNF (M.D. Fla.) 12/01/2004
EE-FL-0110-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/30/2003
EE-FL-0110-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
[Intervenor Complaint] 01/26/2004
EE-FL-0110-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 11/02/2004
EE-FL-0110-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report (November 2004) 11/30/2004
EE-FL-0110-0004 PDF | Detail
EEOC's Office of General Counsel FY 2005 Annual Report [Excerpt] 04/13/2006
EE-FL-0110-0005 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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