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Case Name United States of America v. Florida Department of Corrections EE-FL-0128
Docket / Court 9:98-cv-08087-KMM ( S.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
On February 12, 1998, the United States filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Corrections under 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The United States, along with the individual plaintiff, sought injunctive and ... read more >
On February 12, 1998, the United States filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Corrections under 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. ("Title VII") in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The United States, along with the individual plaintiff, sought injunctive and monetary relief, alleging that the defendant violated Title VII, by discriminating and retaliating against a female employee on the basis of gender.

The plaintiff alleged that the female prison teacher was subjected to a sexually hostile work environment in the following ways: (1) conditioning the terms, conditions, and privileges of her employment upon the submission to unwelcome sexual advances of her immediate supervisor; (2) threatening to alter the terms, conditions, and privileges of her employment unless she assented to such unwelcome sexual advances; and (3) taking adverse action against her because of her opposition to those unwelcome sexual advances.

After the complaint was filed, the defendants moved to dismiss. However, before the court ruled on that motion, the parties stipulated to the dismissal of the case on June 16, 1998. The reason for that dismissal or the terms of any settlement agreement are not clear from the public docket.

The case is now closed.

Jane Wu - 12/19/2007
Jonah Hudson-Erdman - 08/25/2021


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Defendant-type
Corrections
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Florida Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description United States on behalf of a female employee
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status outcome Not sought
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Unknown
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Unknown
Filed 02/12/1998
Case Closing Year 1998
Case Ongoing No
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Court Docket(s)
S.D. Fla.
07/01/1998
9:98-cv-08087-KMM
EE-FL-0128-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
S.D. Fla.
02/12/1998
Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial
EE-FL-0128-0001.pdf | Detail
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Judges Moore, Kevin Michael (S.D. Fla.) show/hide docs
EE-FL-0128-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Carmona, Lisa A. (Florida) show/hide docs
EE-FL-0128-9000
Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
EE-FL-0128-0001
Johnson, Michael W. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
EE-FL-0128-0001
Libman, Robert S (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
EE-FL-0128-0001
Scott, Thomas Emerson Jr. (Florida) show/hide docs
EE-FL-0128-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Hauser, Helen A. (Florida) show/hide docs
EE-FL-0128-9000

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