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Case Name EEOC v. Denny'S EE-FL-0041
Docket / Court 6:99-Cv-1625-Orl-28a ( M.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In December 1999, the Miami District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Denny's Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint ... read more >
In December 1999, the Miami District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Denny's Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the complainant, a female employee, to a sexually hostile work environment. The complainant intervened in the lawsuit in March 2000. Following extensive discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit through a stipulated order in June 2001.

The two-year order required the defendant to: make semi-annual reports regarding compliance with the Order and complaints of sexual harassment, keep records of complaints, post and distribute notice of employee rights, provide EEO training to managers and supervisors, and pay $75,000 to the complainant and her attorney.

Daisy Manning - 11/09/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
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
Defendant(s) Denny's 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 2001 - 2003
Case Closing Year 2001
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)
6:99-cv-01625-JA (M.D. Fla.) 09/04/2001
EE-FL-0041-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 12/20/1999
EE-FL-0041-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Intervenor Valerie Yerrick's Complaint 03/10/2000
EE-FL-0041-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [stipulated settlement agreement] 09/04/2001 (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0041-0003.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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