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Case Name EEOC v. Kronberg Bagel Company D/B/A Bakin Bagels EE-FL-0072
Docket / Court 2:00-Cv-409-Ftm-29d ( M.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2000 the Miami, FL office of the EEOC brought this suit against Kronberg Bagel Company d/b/a Bakin' Bagels in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. In its complaint, the EEOC alleged that the defendant subjected three female employees to sexual harassment and ... read more >
In September 2000 the Miami, FL office of the EEOC brought this suit against Kronberg Bagel Company d/b/a Bakin' Bagels in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. In its complaint, the EEOC alleged that the defendant subjected three female employees to sexual harassment and constructive discharge in violation of Title VII. In November 2000, two of the charging parties intervened in the suit.

The parties were involved in numerous discovery disputes and each filed a partial motion for summary judgment. The case remained open, however, and a jury trial was set for March 2002. The parties eventually resolved the case in March 2002 before going to trial by the entry of a consent decree. The defendant was required to pay $45,000.00 to resolve the litigation. It was also required to provide sexual harassment training to its management. Defendant Bakin' Bagels ceased its business operations on November 2001; therefore, the decree's provisions on training will be applicable if and when it reopens.

Kevin Wilemon - 10/26/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
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
State Anti-Discrimination Law
Defendant(s) Kronberg Bagel Company
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 2002 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2002
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
2:00-cv-00409-JES (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0072-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/14/2002
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-FL-0072-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/28/2000
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Intervenors' Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial [ECF# 16]
EE-FL-0072-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/27/2000
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Intervenors' Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial [ECF# 33]
EE-FL-0072-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/23/2001
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 59] (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0072-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/31/2001
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 70] (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0072-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/17/2001
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 129] (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0072-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/31/2001
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [re: Motion to Dismiss Claims] [ECF# 172] (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0072-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/24/2002
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Denying Defendant's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment] [ECF# 173] (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0072-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/24/2002
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 196] (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0072-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/05/2002
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree [ECF# 210]
EE-FL-0072-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/14/2002
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Frazier, Douglas N. (M.D. Fla.) [Magistrate]
EE-FL-0072-0004 | EE-FL-0072-0005 | EE-FL-0072-0006 | EE-FL-0072-0008

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