Case: EEOC v. SANCTUARY GOLF CLUB

2:00-cv-00265 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Filed Date: June 15, 2000

Closed Date: Oct. 16, 2001

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Tampa district office sued Sanctuary Golf Clubs, Inc., a national golf course operator, on June 15, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Sanctuary violated Title VII when it discriminated against one of its employees based on race (African American) by creating a hostile work environment and failing to take corrective action when notified, resulting in the aggrieved employee's constructive discharge. The parties entered into a consent decree on October 10, 2001 which stipulated that Sanctuary would not discriminate in the future, that it would adopt a policy against racial harassment, provide Title VII compliance training for managers and supervisors, implementing a policy of discipline for discrimination, post notice of compliance with Title VII, notify the EEOC bi-annually of compliance with the settlement decree, and pay $50,000 in damages to the aggrieved employee.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (6/1/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:00-cv-00265

Docket

EEOC v. Sanctuary Golf Club

Oct. 16, 2001

Oct. 16, 2001

Docket
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2:00-cv-00265

Complaint

EEOC v. Sanctuary Golf Club

June 15, 2000

June 15, 2000

Complaint

EEOC Press Release

EEOC v. Sanctuary Golf Course

No Court

June 15, 2000

June 15, 2000

Press Release
17

2:00-cv-00265

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Sanctuary Golf Course

Oct. 10, 2001

Oct. 10, 2001

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 24, 2022, 3:12 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT filed; jury demand (drn) (Entered: 06/15/2000)

June 15, 2000

June 15, 2000

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MAGISTRATE JUDGE CASE ASSIGNMENT Magistrate assigned: Douglas N. Frazier (drn) (Entered: 06/15/2000)

June 15, 2000

June 15, 2000

2

NOTICE of designation under Local Rule 3.05 - TRACK 2/RELATED CASE ORDER. The parties shall file notice of pendency of other actions within 11 days. (ctc) (sll) (Entered: 06/16/2000)

June 16, 2000

June 16, 2000

3

INTERESTED PERSONS ORDER FOR CIVIL CASES directing the parties to file a certificate of interested persons and corporate disclosure statement within 11 days. ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier ) ctc (sll) (Entered: 06/16/2000)

June 16, 2000

June 16, 2000

4

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE by Equal Employment Re: [3-1] order (bjt) (Entered: 06/30/2000)

June 30, 2000

June 30, 2000

5

NOTICE by Equal Employment of pendency of other actions re: order of compliance to local rule (bjt) (Entered: 07/03/2000)

June 30, 2000

June 30, 2000

6

ANSWER and affirmative defenses to [1-1] complaint by Sanctuary Golf Club (sll) (Entered: 07/18/2000)

July 17, 2000

July 17, 2000

7

INTERESTED PERSONS ORDER FOR CIVIL CASES directing Sanctuary Golf Club, Inc. to file a certificate of interested persons and corporate disclosure statement within 11 days. ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier ) ctc (sll) (Entered: 07/18/2000)

July 18, 2000

July 18, 2000

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CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE by Sanctuary Golf Club Re: [7-1] order (sll) (Entered: 07/24/2000)

July 24, 2000

July 24, 2000

10

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Equal Employment by Carla J. Von Greiff (bjt) (Entered: 09/18/2000)

Sept. 18, 2000

Sept. 18, 2000

11

CASE MANAGEMENT REPORT (c: courtroom deputy) (bjt) (Entered: 10/12/2000)

Oct. 12, 2000

Oct. 12, 2000

12

CASE MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER setting Joining of parties,amending of pleadings on 11/8/00 ; Discovery cutoff 7/6/01 ; dispositive motion filing deadline for 8/3/01 Pretrial statement due on or before 10/26/01 ; Pretrial conference for 9:00 12/7/01 ; Jury trial set for term commencing 1/7/02 ; Scheduled for Judge John E. Steele ( signed by Judge John E. Steele ) ctc (bjt) (Entered: 11/06/2000)

Nov. 6, 2000

Nov. 6, 2000

13

NOTICE of withdrawal of affirmative defense without prejudice by Sanctuary Golf Club (bjt) (Entered: 02/16/2001)

Feb. 16, 2001

Feb. 16, 2001

14

JOINT MOTION with memorandum in support by Equal Employment, Sanctuary Golf Club to extend time for mediation deadline (bjt) (Entered: 07/11/2001)

July 11, 2001

July 11, 2001

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ORDER granting [14-1] joint motion to extend time for mediation deadline, reset mediation conference for 9/28/01 ( Signed by Judge John E. Steele ) ctc (bjt) (Entered: 07/16/2001)

July 16, 2001

July 16, 2001

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AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING: resetting pretrial conference for 9:30 12/10/01 scheduled for Judge John E. Steele ( Signed by Deputy Clerk ) ctc (sll) (Entered: 07/18/2001)

July 17, 2001

July 17, 2001

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CONSENT DECREE by Equal Employment, Sanctuary Golf Club (bjt) (Entered: 10/10/2001)

Oct. 10, 2001

Oct. 10, 2001

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ENDORSED ORDER granting [17-1] decree consent ( Signed by Judge John E. Steele ) ctc (bjt) (Entered: 10/15/2001)

Oct. 15, 2001

Oct. 15, 2001

CASE CLOSED. (bjt) (Entered: 10/16/2001)

Oct. 16, 2001

Oct. 16, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 15, 2000

Closing Date: Oct. 16, 2001

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

Sanctuary Golf Club, Inc. (Sanibel Island), 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: 50000

Order Duration: 2001 - 2004

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

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

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits