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Case Name EEOC v. Benni's, LLC d/b/a "Bennigan's" EE-CT-0004
Docket / Court 3:06-cv-01287-WWE ( D. Conn. )
State/Territory Connecticut
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In August 2006, the Boston Area Office and New York District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the ... read more >
In August 2006, the Boston Area Office and New York District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut 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 defendant subjected the complaining party to a sexually hostile work environment, leading to her constructive discharge. The complainant intervened in the lawsuit in February 2007.

The lawsuit had not concluded as of April 22, 2008 when the documents were collected. Following some discovery and a settlement conference, the EEOC and complaining party were granted a motion for default judgment as recently as March 28, 2008.

David Friedman - 05/30/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
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) Benni's LLC
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 None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
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)
3:06-cv-01287-WWE (D. Conn.) 03/28/2008
EE-CT-0004-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 08/17/2006
EE-CT-0004-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Complaint of Plaintiff-Intervenor 12/20/2006
EE-CT-0004-0002 PDF | Detail
Recommended Ruling on Motion for Default Judgment [adopted 3/28/2008] 03/03/2008 (D. Conn.)
EE-CT-0004-0003 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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