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Case Name EEOC v. Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. EE-FL-0032
Docket / Court 8:03-CV-568-T-24 ( M.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC filed this suit on March 27, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Tampa). Two complainants intervened in the suit. The EEOC alleged that defendant Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. violated Title VII by subjecting the two female complainants to sexual ... read more >
The EEOC filed this suit on March 27, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Tampa). Two complainants intervened in the suit. The EEOC alleged that defendant Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. violated Title VII by subjecting the two female complainants to sexual harassment resulting in a hostile work environment. The intervenors further alleged violation of a Florida anti-discrimination statute. The defendant filed three motions to dismiss and one motion for summary judgment, all unsuccessful. The motion for summary judgment was denied after the parties stipulated to dismissal of the case. A settlement conference was held February 23, 2005. A consent decree was filed March 9, 2005 and the decree was entered into the record March 10, 2005.

In the consent decree the defendant agreed to post notice, report to the EEOC regarding complaints, and provide annual training sessions to employees. The consent decree recognized monetary payment to complainants in an undisclosed amount.

Jason Chester - 03/28/2008


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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
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
State Anti-Discrimination Law
Defendant(s) Checker's Drive-In Restaurants, 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 2005 - 2008
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)
8:03-cv-00568-SCB-MAP (M.D. Fla.) 08/23/2005
EE-FL-0032-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 03/27/2003
EE-FL-0032-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Denying Motion to Dismiss Complaint] 09/16/2003 (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0032-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Complaint in Intervention of Stephanie P. Credit 09/24/2003
EE-FL-0032-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Complaint in Intervention of Stephanie P. Credit and Inelia Pino-King 11/10/2003
EE-FL-0032-0004 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Denying Motion to Dismiss Complaint in Intervention] 01/26/2004 (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0032-0005 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Denying Motion to Compel] 06/02/2004 (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0032-0006 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Granting Protective Order] 10/15/2004 (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0032-0007 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [re: Motion to Compel] 12/03/2004 (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0032-0008 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Denying Summary Judgment] 02/14/2005 (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0032-0009 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 03/09/2005
EE-FL-0032-0010 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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