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Case Name EEOC v. Cardinal Country Pizza & Restaurant EE-MI-0032
Docket / Court 2:04-cv-72040-VAR-DAS ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In May 2004 the Detroit District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Cardinal Country Pizza in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the ... read more >
In May 2004 the Detroit District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Cardinal Country Pizza in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged the defendants subjected two female employees to a sexually hostile work environment. Following some discovery, the parties settle the lawsuit in December 2005 through a consent decree.

The eighteen-month decree, containing anti-discrimination and retaliation provisions, required the defendants to: make compliance reports, post notice of employee rights, provide EEO training, and pay $24,000 to two complaining parties.

David Friedman - 06/04/2008


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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
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
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) Cardinal Country Pizza
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
Order Duration 2005 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2005
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
2:04-cv-72040-VAR-DAS (E.D. Mich.)
EE-MI-0032-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/14/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint and Jury Demand [ECF# 1]
EE-MI-0032-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/28/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement [ECF# 22]
EE-MI-0032-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/07/2005

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