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Case Name EEOC v. GLC RESTAURANTS, INC. DBA MCDONALDS EE-AZ-0050
Docket / Court 3:05-cv-00618-DGC ( D. Ariz. )
State/Territory Arizona
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC’s Phoenix district office sued GLC Restaurants d/b/a McDonalds on February 24, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. The EEOC alleged the GLC violated Title VII by engaging in sex-based discrimination. Specifically, it was alleged that GLC sexually harassed a ... read more >
The EEOC’s Phoenix district office sued GLC Restaurants d/b/a McDonalds on February 24, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. The EEOC alleged the GLC violated Title VII by engaging in sex-based discrimination. Specifically, it was alleged that GLC sexually harassed a number of female employees and created a hostile work environment. On October 19, 2005 the court granted a motion for additional intervenors. The intervenors alleged a number of tort violations against GLC in addition to the Title VII claims.

GLC filed two motions for summary judgment; one regarding the Title VII claims, and another regarding the claims brought by the intervenors. These motions were granted in part and denied in part. Notably, the court granted the motion with regard to the hostile environment of two employees because the claims were time-barred; the court denied summary judgment on the EEOC’s Title VII claims among other things.

Before going to trial, the parties reached a settlement. A three-year consent decree was entered on March 21, 2007. It enjoined defendants from sex discrimination and retaliation, required payment of $550,000 to intervenors and class members, and required defendants to review and revise their discrimination policies as well as appoint someone to oversee these policies and hear discrimination complaints. Further, the defendant could not re-hire a certain former employee, had to provide training for employees, post policies, issue an apology to intervenors and class members, and report regularly to the EEOC. Further, defendants were ordered to pay costs ($26,115.43) and attorney’s fees ($321,600). As there is no further activity in the docket, beyond determinations of costs and notice of partial satisfaction of judgment, presumably this case closed in 2010.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/08/2007
Rachel Barr - 03/18/2018


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Apology
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Training
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. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Cindy Keppel
GLC Restaurants, Inc.
Herb Keppel
Shari Louise Ehresman
Shari Louise Ehresman
Steven Alan Ehresman
Steven Alan Ehresman
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
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Order Duration 2007 - 2010
Filing Year 2005
Case Closing Year 2010
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
3:05-cv-00618-DGC (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0050-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/04/2008
General Documents
Amended Complaint of Plaintiffs/Interveners
EE-AZ-0050-0021.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/01/2005
Order [Summary Judgment] (2006 WL 3052224) (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0050-0022.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 10/26/2006
Consent Decree
EE-AZ-0050-0019.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/21/2007
Stipulated Judgment (2007 WL 906710) (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0050-0020.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 03/21/2007
GLC Restaurants to Pay $550,000 for Sexual Harassment of Teen Workers by Male Boss
EE-AZ-0050-0024.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/22/2007
Judges Campbell, David G. (D. Ariz.)
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Marshall, Michelle G. (Arizona)
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Meyer, Valerie L. (Arizona)
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Nutter, Karen E. (Arizona)
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O'Neill, Mary Jo (Arizona)
EE-AZ-0050-9000
Shanley, Sally C. (Arizona)
EE-AZ-0050-9000
Smith, C. Emanuel (Alabama)
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Defendant's Lawyers Blair, James Lawrence (Arizona)
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Garcia, Christopher A. (Illinois)
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Heintzelman, Yvette A. (Illinois)
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Maatman, Gerald L Jr. (Illinois)
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McKay, Neil Todd (Arizona)
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Nelson, James M. (California)
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Peracke, Nicole K. (Illinois)
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Other Lawyers Hathaway, Milton W. Jr. (Arizona)
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