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Case Name EEOC v. BK, Inc., d/b/a Church's Chicken EE-KS-0002
Docket / Court 02-1077-WEB ( D. Kan. )
State/Territory Kansas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
EEOC's St. Louis, MO offices jointly filed this sexual harassment lawsuit against the defendant, BK Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas (Wichita) on 03/07/2002. The defendant is an owner/operator of fast food franchises. EEOC alleged on behalf of a 14-year-old ... read more >
EEOC's St. Louis, MO offices jointly filed this sexual harassment lawsuit against the defendant, BK Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas (Wichita) on 03/07/2002. The defendant is an owner/operator of fast food franchises. EEOC alleged on behalf of a 14-year-old female employee that she was sexually assaulted by a store manager and was thus subject to a sexually hostile work environment. The 14-year-old girl and her mother intervened in the EEOC lawsuit.

The parties settled at a settlement hearing presided by District Judge Wesley E. Brown on 12/16/2002. A consent decree was entered on the same day.

The consent decree provides for a payment of $150,000 to the complainant. The decree also requires defendant to issue a letter of apology to the complainant, provide sexual harassment training to all employees, and post notices at its four restaurants informing employees of their right to be free from sexual harassment.

Justin Kanter - 07/06/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Apology
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
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) BK 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 not on record
Case Closing Year 2002
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)
6:02-cv-01077-WEB (D. Kan.) 12/16/2002
EE-KS-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report - December 2002 01/05/2005
EE-KS-0002-0001.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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