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Case Name EEOC v. Abc Pizza EE-FL-0013
Docket / Court 8:03cv567-T-17mss ( M.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Miami District Office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Pizza of Florida, Inc. d/b/a ABC Pizza in March 2003, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The complaint alleged that the defendant's General Manager subjected the charging parties to sexual ... read more >
The Miami District Office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Pizza of Florida, Inc. d/b/a ABC Pizza in March 2003, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The complaint alleged that the defendant's General Manager subjected the charging parties to sexual harassment because of their sex, resulting in constructive discharge. The parties settled the case by entry of a consent decree in October 2003.

The consent decree included an anti-discrimination provision, institution of anti-harassment policies and training, notice to potential claimants, and a lump sum payment to the $325,000 ($225,000 as compensation for state claims, and compensatory and punitive damages for identified aggrieved individuals and $100,000 in compensatory and punitive damages for claimants who worked for defendant between April and December of 2002).

Kevin Wilemon - 05/30/2007


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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
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
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Pizza of Florida, 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 2003 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2003
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-00567-EAK (M.D. Fla.) 11/03/2004
EE-FL-0013-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 03/27/2003
EE-FL-0013-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Two Florida Restaurants To Pay $525,000 For Sexual Harassment of Teenagers 01/08/2004
EE-FL-0013-0001 PDF | Detail
Order on Consent Decree 05/07/2007
EE-FL-0013-0004 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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