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Case Name EEOC v. LEE COUNTY EE-FL-0073
Docket / Court 99-248-CIV-FTM-24D ( M.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
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Case Summary
In May 1999, the Miami District Office of the EEOC filed this action against Lee County, FL in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The complaint alleged discrimination by the defendant in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"). The defendant ... read more >
In May 1999, the Miami District Office of the EEOC filed this action against Lee County, FL in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The complaint alleged discrimination by the defendant in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"). The defendant discriminated against two charging parties, one sixty years of age and the other sixty-one years of age. Specifically, the defendant discharged two well-qualified employees from their positions and replaced them with younger individuals, and the defendant retaliated against the charging parties because they had previously taken part in an investigation of age discrimination. After some scheduling orders, the parties settled in July 2000.

Under the three-year consent decree, which contained a non-discrimination clause, the defendant agreed to: develop a written ADEA policy, provide ADEA training to all employees, post an EEOC approved notice, retain records of age discrimination, report to the EEOC every six months on compliance, and pay a total of $350,000.

Michele Marxkors - 06/03/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action None on record
Defendant(s) Lee County
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
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 2000 - 2003
Case Closing Year n/a
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)
99-248-CIV-FTM-24D (M.D. Fla.) 07/24/2000
EE-FL-0073-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 05/12/1999
EE-FL-0073-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 07/24/2000
EE-FL-0073-0002 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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