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Case Name EEOC v. Sand Key Associates, Ltd., d/b/a Sheraton Sand Key Resort EE-FL-0109
Docket / Court 8:04-Cv-1863-T-30map ( M.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In August 2004, the Tampa and Miami offices of the EEOC brought this suit against Sand Key Associates, Ltd. d/b/a Sheraton Sand Key Resort in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. In its complaint, the EEOC alleged that defendant violated Title VII's prohibition of sex ... read more >
In August 2004, the Tampa and Miami offices of the EEOC brought this suit against Sand Key Associates, Ltd. d/b/a Sheraton Sand Key Resort in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. In its complaint, the EEOC alleged that defendant violated Title VII's prohibition of sex discrimination by subjecting a male employee to a sexually hostile work environment. In September 2004 the charging party intervened in the suit and also sought recovery directly from the alleged harasser. The case was settled by the entry of a consent decree in October 2005. In the three-year decree, the defendant was prohibited from engaging in discrimination and retaliation. The defendant was required to pay $172,500.00 in monetary relief to the charging party and an additional claimant. Additionally, the defendant was required to provide annual training to its managers and supervisors; to discipline the alleged harasser; and to report to the EEOC on a semi-annual basis on compliance with the consent decree.

The terms of the agreement were to run for 3 years. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Kevin Wilemon - 10/17/2007
- 06/10/2017


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
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
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
State law
Defendant(s) Sand Key Associates, Ltd.
Sand Key Associates, Ltd.
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 2005 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2008
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
8:04-cv-01863-JSM-MAP (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0109-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/08/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
EE-FL-0109-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/12/2004
Motion to Intervene & Complaint of Intervention and Demand for Jury Trial [ECF# 4]
EE-FL-0109-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/04/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree [ECF# 28-2]
EE-FL-0109-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/04/2005
EEOC Litigation Settlements - October 2005
EE-FL-0109-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/30/2005

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