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Case Name EEOC v. Norstan Apparel Shops EE-FL-0089
Docket / Court 8:01-cv-00379-RAL ( M.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In February 2002, the Tampa Area Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Norstan Apparel Shops, Inc., doing business as Fashion Cents, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil ... read more >
In February 2002, the Tampa Area Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Norstan Apparel Shops, Inc., doing business as Fashion Cents, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida 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 retaliated against the plaintiff, a newly-hired female store manager, by firing her after she complained to store management on behalf of female employees about alleged sexual harassment in the store. The plaintiff intervened in the lawsuit in July 2001. Following extensive discovery, a partially successful motion for summary judgment by the defendant in July 2002, and a referral to mediation, the parties settled the lawsuit in September 2002 through a consent decree.

The three year decree required the defendant to: make compliance reports to the EEOC, retain records regarding complaints of retaliation for monitoring by the EEOC, expunge the complainant's employment record, agree not to discriminate or retaliate, post and distribute notice of employee rights, provide managers and supervisors with annual training, and pay the complainant $250,000 in backpay and emotional distress.

David Friedman - 01/15/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
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 State Anti-Discrimination Law
State law
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Norstan Apparel Shops, 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 outcome Not sought
Filed Pro Se 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 - 2005
Filed 02/21/2001
Case Closing Year 2002
Case Ongoing No
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Court Docket(s)
M.D. Fla.
12/10/2002
8:01-cv-00379-RAL
EE-FL-0089-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
M.D. Fla.
02/21/2001
Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-FL-0089-0001.pdf | Detail
M.D. Fla.
07/03/2001
Complaint of Plaintiff Intervenor [ECF# 13]
EE-FL-0089-0002.pdf | Detail
M.D. Fla.
08/10/2001
First Amended Complaint [ECF# 20]
EE-FL-0089-0003.pdf | Detail
M.D. Fla.
09/06/2001
Order [ECF# 24]
EE-FL-0089-0005.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
09/17/2001
Plaintiff Intervenor's Second Amended Complaint [ECF# 25]
EE-FL-0089-0004.pdf | Detail
M.D. Fla.
11/07/2001
Order [ECF# 29]
EE-FL-0089-0006.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
03/25/2002
Order [ECF# 41]
EE-FL-0089-0007.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
06/03/2002
Order [ECF# 75]
EE-FL-0089-0008.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
07/29/2002
Order [RE: Summary Judgment] [ECF# 106]
EE-FL-0089-0009.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Fla.
12/10/2002
Consent Decree [ECF# 141]
EE-FL-0089-0010.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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03/18/2003
EEOC Press Release
EE-FL-0089-0011.pdf | Detail
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EE-FL-0089-9000

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