Case: Fisher v. Int'l Longshoremen's Ass'n Deep Sea Local 1408

99-cv-01241 | Florida state trial court

Filed Date: 1999

Closed Date: 2005

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Case Summary

In 1999, a group of female longshoremen filed suit against the International Longshoremen's Association in Florida Circuit Court. The plaintiffs alleged that sex discrimination, harassment, and retaliation constituted discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e. Specifically, the plaintiffs contended that female workers were repeatedly passed over for job assignments and that they were subjected to harassment, including unwanted touching and implied promises of work in exchange for sexual favors.

The court certified a settlement class in 2001 and a litigation class in 2003. In 2005, the court gave final approval to a settlement agreement that required the defendant to pay $1.65 million and give retroactive seniority.

Case documents were not accessible. Information from this summary was taken from the Class Action Litigation Report, Volume 6 Number 19.

Summary Authors

Andrew Kline (4/1/2008)

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Case Details

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: 1999

Closing Date: 2005

Case Ongoing: No


Plaintiff Description:

Female longshoremen

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted


International Longshoremen's Association, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

None of the above


Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement


Source of Relief:


Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree



Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice



Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)


Sex discrimination

Affected Gender: