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Case Name EEOC v. GOLD'S GYM EE-NC-0047
Docket / Court 1:03-CV-00900 ( M.D. N.C. )
State/Territory North Carolina
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2003, the Charlotte District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Greensboro Fitness, L.L.C., doing business as Gold's Gym, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil ... read more >
In September 2003, the Charlotte District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Greensboro Fitness, L.L.C., doing business as Gold's Gym, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the two charging parties, female employees, to a sexually hostile work environment. The complaining parties intervened in the lawsuit in October 2003. When defendant failed to appear in court, the plaintiffs moved for default judgment, which was granted June 2004. The judgment required the defendant to pay each complaining party $50,000 in compensatory and punitive damages and $3,500 attorney's fees.

David Friedman - 11/12/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
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) Greensboro Fitness L.L.C.
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
Source of Relief Litigation
Case Closing Year 2004
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
1:03-cv-00900-WLO (M.D. N.C.)
EE-NC-0047-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/05/2006
General Documents
Complaint - Jury Trial Demand [ECF# 1]
EE-NC-0047-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/22/2003
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment [ECF# 13] (M.D. N.C.)
EE-NC-0047-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/16/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]

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