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Case Name EEOC v. MEDITERRANEAN PARTNERS EE-IL-0155
Docket / Court 06 C 5114 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September of 2006, the EEOC's Chicago District Office filed suit in United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, against Mediterranean Partners, Inc., dba The York Tavern. The suit alleged that the defendant subjected a class of female employees to sexual harassment in violation ... read more >
In September of 2006, the EEOC's Chicago District Office filed suit in United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, against Mediterranean Partners, Inc., dba The York Tavern. The suit alleged that the defendant subjected a class of female employees to sexual harassment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Two of the alleged victims intervened in the case. The EEOC reached a settlement agreement with the defendant in February of 2008, and a consent decree was entered; the defendant was required to pay a total of $35,000 and to implement anti-discrimination training for its employees. One of the intervenor plaintiffs settled her case in April of 2008; the other plaintiff's case was ongoing as of April 22, 2008.

Shankar Viswanathan - 05/23/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
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) Mediterranean Partners, Inc.
Mediterranean Partners, 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 2008 - 2010
Case Closing Year 2008
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
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  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
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Docket(s)
1:06-cv-05114 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0155-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/01/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
EE-IL-0155-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/21/2006
Plaintiff-Intervenor's Complaint
EE-IL-0155-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/08/2006
Consent Decree [ECF# 76]
EE-IL-0155-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/27/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Nordberg, John Albert Court not on record
EE-IL-0155-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Calhoun, June Wallace (Illinois)
EE-IL-0155-9000
Gochanour, Gregory M. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0155-9000
Hendrickson, John C. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0155-9000
Seliger, Stephen G (Illinois)
EE-IL-0155-9000
Smason, Diane I. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0155-9000
Smith, Michael T (Illinois)
EE-IL-0155-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Bisbee, Julie K (Illinois)
EE-IL-0155-9000
Boyd, James H. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0155-9000
Cliffe, Sara Marie (Illinois)
EE-IL-0155-9000
Ekl, Elizabeth (Illinois)
EE-IL-0155-9000
Sotos, James G. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0155-9000
Timbo, John J (Illinois)
EE-IL-0155-9000

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