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Case Name EEOC v. SHONEY'S EE-NC-0102
Docket / Court 5:04CV156-V ( W.D.N.C. )
State/Territory North Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2004 the Charlotte District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Bud Foods, LLC, doing business as Shoney's Restaurant, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, in violation of Title VII of the ... read more >
In September 2004 the Charlotte District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Bud Foods, LLC, doing business as Shoney's Restaurant, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina 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 sexual harassment culminating in her constructive discharge from employment. Following a referral to mediation the defendant successfully moved for summary judgment, granted in August 2006.

David Friedman - 11/12/2007


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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
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Bud Foods, 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 Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
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  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)
5:04-cv-00156-RLV-CH (W.D.N.C.) 08/07/2006
EE-NC-0102-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/30/2004
EE-NC-0102-0001 PDF | Detail
Order 08/07/2006 (2006 WL 2265291 / 2006 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 16897) (W.D.N.C.)
EE-NC-0102-0002 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | 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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