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Case Name EEOC v. Associated Security Enforcement, Inc. EE-FL-0017
Docket / Court 4:04-cv-00391-SPM-AK ( N.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2004, the Miami District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Associated Security Enforcement, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ... read more >
In September 2004, the Miami District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Associated Security Enforcement, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida 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 charging parties, female employees, to a sexually hostile work environment consisting of unwelcome sexual comments and requests for sex. In addition, the defendant retaliated against one of the charging parties by demoting her and eventually terminating her employment as a result of her rejections of his sexual advances and/or her complaints of the harassment. Three charging parties intervened in the suit in March 2005.

After several discovery disputes and scheduling orders, the court issued an order in February 2006 stating that the defendant had defaulted as to liability. A jury trial to determine damages was held in early March, and the jury rendered a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs, awarding damages of $1,337,164.78. The court also granted equitable relief, including annual training sessions; development and implementation of an anti-harassment policy; posting of notice; writing letters of apology to the complainants; giving positive references to the complainants; and expunging the complainants' employment records. The defendant was also enjoined from retaliatory practices and ordered to file semi-annual reports with the EEOC's Miami District Office for a period of four years. The reports included information regarding the receipt of complaints of unlawful discrimination or retaliation made by any of the defendant's employees. Attorneys continued to file time records until August 15, 2011. The case is now closed.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/03/2007
Chelsea Rinnig - 03/23/2018

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Issues and Causes of Action
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Affected Gender
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Sex discrimination
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
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) Associated Security Enforcement, 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 Litigation
Order Duration 2007 - 2011
Case Closing Year 2011
Case Ongoing No
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4:04-cv-00391-SPM-AK (N.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0017-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/15/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
EE-FL-0017-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/28/2004
Intervenor Complaint
EE-FL-0017-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/08/2005
Order [Denying Motion to Compel] (N.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0017-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/18/2005
Order [Granting Motion to Compel and Protective Order] (N.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0017-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/14/2005
EE-FL-0017-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/08/2006
EEOC Press Release
EE-FL-0017-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/10/2006
Judgment for Equitable Relief (N.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0017-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/05/2007
Source: District Court
Judges Kornblum, Allan N. (N.D. Fla.) [Magistrate]
EE-FL-0017-0003 | EE-FL-0017-0004 | EE-FL-0017-9000
Mickle, Stephan P. (N.D. Fla.)
Plaintiff's Lawyers Cooper, Cheryl A (Florida)
Gillespie, Kenneth Lawrence (Florida)
Johnson, Richard Errol (Florida)
Reino, Andrea Lynn (Florida)
Defendant's Lawyers Myers, Richard Frank (Florida)
Pearson, Fred Eugene (Florida)
Waters, William R (Florida)

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