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Case Name EEOC v. JOBEC, INC., d/b/a McDONALD'S EE-CO-0026
Docket / Court 06-CV-01871-MSK-CBS ( D. Colo. )
State/Territory Colorado
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2006, the Denver Field Office, Albuquerque Area Office, and Phoenix District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against restaurant Jobec, Inc. (doing business as McDonald's), Colorado Hamburger Company, Inc., Farmington Hamburger Company, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the ... read more >
In September 2006, the Denver Field Office, Albuquerque Area Office, and Phoenix District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against restaurant Jobec, Inc. (doing business as McDonald's), Colorado Hamburger Company, Inc., Farmington Hamburger Company, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged the defendants subjected the complaining parties to a hostile work environment. The complaining parties intervened in the lawsuit in December 2006. Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit in February 2008 through a consent decree.

The three-year decree, containing anti-discrimination and retaliation provisions, required the defendants to: report complaints and make compliance reports, allow the EEOC access for monitoring, apologize to the complainants and provide them with neutral references, develop an anti-discrimination policy, post and distribute notice of employee rights, provide EEO training,implement a complaint resolution process, and pay $505,000 to four complaining parties and their attorney.

Daisy Manning - 05/29/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Apology
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
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) Colorado Hamburger Company, Inc.
Farmington Hamburger Company, Inc.
Jobec, 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 - 2011
Case Closing Year 2008
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)
1:06-cv-01871-MSK-CBS (D. Colo.) 04/03/2008
EE-CO-0026-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint and Jury Trial Demand 09/19/2006
EE-CO-0026-0001.pdf | Detail
First Amended Complaint and Jury Trial Demand 10/03/2006
EE-CO-0026-0002.pdf | Detail
Complaint of Intervening Plaintiffs Tiawna Shenefield and Brandi Michal 12/27/2006
EE-CO-0026-0003.pdf | Detail
Second Amended Complaint and Jury Trial Demand 09/13/2007
EE-CO-0026-0004.pdf | Detail
Amended Complaint of Intervening Plaintiffs 09/14/2007
EE-CO-0026-0005.pdf | Detail
Second Amended Complaint and Jury Trial Demand 09/17/2007
EE-CO-0026-0006.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 04/03/2008
EE-CO-0026-0007.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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