Case: EEOC v. INTERSTATE EQUITIES, INC. d/b/a BURGER KING

1:03-cv-02783 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 2003

Closed Date: Oct. 25, 2006

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Case Summary

The Baltimore office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Interstate Equities, Inc. (doing business as Burger King) in September 2003, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Specifically, the complainant alleges that defendant subjected her to a hostile work environment and fired her in retaliation for complaining about the harassment. The parties entered a Settlement Agreement approximately one year after the suit was initiated and the court approved a consent decree in October 2004.

The two-year consent decree includes: an anti-sexual harassment provision, one hour training on sexual harassment prevention for all employees, harassment policy revisions, and notice (posting) of the policy. Interstate Equities must give the EEOC bi-annual reports on the implementation of the consent decree and pay the complainant $17,500.

Summary Authors

Lionel Joiner (5/30/2007)

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Document

1:03-cv-02783

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Interstate Equities, Inc. d/b/a Burger King

Oct. 25, 2004

Oct. 25, 2004

Docket
1

1:03-cv-02783

Complaint

EEOC v. Interstate Equities, Inc. d/b/a Burger King

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

Complaint
19

1:03-cv-02783

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Interstate Equities, Inc. d/b/a Burger King

Oct. 25, 2004

Oct. 25, 2004

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 22, 2022, 3:09 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against Interstate Equities, Inc. , filed by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(raf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/30/2003)

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

JURY TRIAL DEMAND by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (raf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/30/2003)

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

3

SUMMONS Returned Executed by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Interstate Equities, Inc. served on 1/25/2004, answer due 02/17/2004. (Lawrence, Debra) (Entered: 01/27/2004)

Jan. 27, 2004

Jan. 27, 2004

4

STIPULATION Enlarging Defendant's Time to Answer or Otherwise Respond to the Complaint by Interstate Equities, Inc.. (Serotte, Neal) (Entered: 02/13/2004)

Feb. 13, 2004

Feb. 13, 2004

5

STIPULATION AND ORDER. Signed by Judge Andre M Davis on February 17, 2004. (Judge Davis) (Entered: 02/17/2004)

Feb. 17, 2004

Feb. 17, 2004

6

ANSWER to Complaint by Interstate Equities, Inc..(Serotte, Neal) (Entered: 03/04/2004)

March 4, 2004

March 4, 2004

7

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge James K. Bredar for settlement or other ADR conference. Signed by Judge Andre M Davis on 3/5/04. (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/05/2004)

March 5, 2004

March 5, 2004

8

ORDER SETTING Date for Settlement Conference. Signed by Judge James K. Bredar on 3/9/04. (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/09/2004)

March 9, 2004

March 9, 2004

Settlement Conference held before Judge James K. Bredar. (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/20/2004)

May 20, 2004

May 20, 2004

Judge James K. Bredar no longer assigned to case. (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/20/2004)

May 20, 2004

May 20, 2004

9

SCHEDULING ORDER:Discovery due by 10/7/2004. Motions due by 11/9/2004. Status Report due by 10/7/2004. Signed by Judge Andre M Davis on May 25, 2004.(Judge Davis) (Entered: 05/25/2004)

May 25, 2004

May 25, 2004

10

Report re: Deposition hours (Morocco, Maria) (Entered: 06/08/2004)

June 8, 2004

June 8, 2004

11

NOTICE by Interstate Equities, Inc. Disclosure of Corporate Interest (Feldenzer, Christopher) (Entered: 07/26/2004)

July 26, 2004

July 26, 2004

12

STIPULATION Stipulated Protective Order Regarding the Exchange of Confidential Information and Verification by Interstate Equities, Inc.. (Feldenzer, Christopher) (Entered: 08/11/2004)

Aug. 11, 2004

Aug. 11, 2004

13

Stipulated Protective/Confidentiality Order. Signed by Judge Andre M Davis on August 13, 2004. (Judge Davis) (Entered: 08/13/2004)

Aug. 13, 2004

Aug. 13, 2004

14

NOTICE of service of motion to compel discovery by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Attachments: # 1 motion to compel# 2 memorandum)(Morocco, Maria) (Entered: 09/07/2004)

Sept. 7, 2004

Sept. 7, 2004

15

NOTICE by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 14 Notice of service of motion to compel discovery notice of filing lengthy exhibit (Morocco, Maria) (Entered: 09/07/2004)

Sept. 7, 2004

Sept. 7, 2004

16

MOTION to Amend/Correct Scheduling Order by Interstate Equities, Inc.. Responses due by 9/27/2004 (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Feldenzer, Christopher) (Entered: 09/09/2004)

Sept. 9, 2004

Sept. 9, 2004

18

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT (Consent Decree) by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Morocco, Maria) (Entered: 10/18/2004)

Oct. 18, 2004

Oct. 18, 2004

19

CONSENT DECREE and approval. Signed by Judge Andre M Davis on 10/25/04. (jlb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/25/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004

Oct. 25, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2003

Closing Date: Oct. 25, 2006

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Interstate Equities, Inc. (Elkton, MD), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 17500

Order Duration: 2004 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits