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Case Name EEOC v. MJL OF CABOT INC (d/b/a MCDONALD'S OF CABOT) EE-AR-0035
Docket / Court 4:03-cv-00752-WRW ( E.D. Ark. )
State/Territory Arkansas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Little Rock office of the EEOC filed this complaint in the U.S. District for the Eastern District of Arkansas, against MJL of Cabot, Inc. d/b/a McDonald's of Cabot. The complaint, filed in September 2003, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ... read more >
The Little Rock office of the EEOC filed this complaint in the U.S. District for the Eastern District of Arkansas, against MJL of Cabot, Inc. d/b/a McDonald's of Cabot. The complaint, filed in September 2003, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the Defendant had subjected the charging party to sexual harassment including making graphic sexual comments and physical touching of a sexual nature.

In September 2004, the Defendant filed nine partial motions for summary judgment, one for each individual complainant's claims, but the motions were never ruled on because the parties settled in November 2004. A consent decree was entered in December 2004. The decree, valid for 2 years, prohibited the Defendant from discriminating or retaliating in violation of Title VII, required the Defendant to train is employees about discrimination prevention, provide its employees with a copy of its sexual harassment policy, post a notice of non-discrimination at its facility, and pay a total of $190,000 (to be distributed to 9 individuals. Defendant was also required to provide 2 reports to the EEOC concerning any complaints of alleged sexual harassment.

Shankar Viswanathan - 06/21/2007


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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
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
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) MJL of Cabot 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 - 2006
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)
4:03-cv-00752-WRW (E.D. Ark.) 12/16/2004
EE-AR-0035-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/16/2003
EE-AR-0035-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 12/16/2004
EE-AR-0035-0002 PDF | Detail
Judges Forster, John F. Jr. (E.D. Ark.) [Magistrate]
EE-AR-0035-9000
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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