6:98-cv-01166 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Filed Date: June 23, 1998

Closed Date: Dec. 17, 1999

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Case Summary

In June 1998, the EEOC district office in Miami, Florida brought this suit against the Kanon Service Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida; in late September, the case was transferred, at the EEOC's request, to the Middle District of Florida. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it terminated an employee who, as a Seventh Day Adventist, refused to work on Saturday.

In December of 1999 the case was settled and a consent decree was entered. The parties agreed that the defendant would refrain from discriminating on the basis of religion, provide EEO training for all its supervisors, post an EEO notice, provide neutral reference letters, retain all employee records, provide a copy of the consent decree to any employee who wishes to see it, and pay the aggrieved party $15,282 in back pay.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (6/19/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse


Docket (PACER) [Original Case in SD of FL - DN 98-1459]

Equal Employment v. Kanon Service

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Oct. 27, 1998 Docket

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Op v. Kanon Service Corp.

March 4, 2004 Docket


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Kanon Service Corporation

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

June 23, 1998 Complaint

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Kanon Service Corporation

Dec. 17, 1999 Settlement Agreement


Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link

Original file and docket sheet received from Miami Division of the Southern District of Florida (Case #: 98-1459-Civ-Graham; Pleadings # 1-4 filed) Certified sheet in file. (hsh) (Entered: 10/23/1998)

Oct. 20, 1998

NOTICE to Counsel of inter-district transfer (hsh) (Entered: 10/23/1998)

Oct. 23, 1998

ORDER directing counsel to review and certify compliance with Local Rule 1.04(c) within 10 days ( Signed by Judge Anne C. Conway ) ctc (hsh) (Entered: 10/23/1998)

Oct. 23, 1998

MAGISTRATE JUDGE CASE ASSIGNMENT Magistrate assigned: David A. Baker (hsh) (Entered: 11/06/1998)

Oct. 23, 1998

NOTICE of designation under Local Rule 3.05 - TRACK 2. (ctc) (maa) (Entered: 11/06/1998)

Nov. 6, 1998

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE by Equal Employment Op with [6-1] order - no related cases. (nrs) (Entered: 12/04/1998)

Dec. 4, 1998

ANSWER AND AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES to Complaint by Kanon Service Corp. (maa) (Entered: 02/16/1999)

Feb. 16, 1999

ORDER for plaintiff TO SHOW CAUSE why case should not be dismissed for lack of prosecution: Response to order to show cause due 4/12/99 for Equal Employment. ( Signed by Judge Anne C. Conway ) ctc (maa) (Entered: 03/30/1999)

March 30, 1999

CASE MANAGEMENT REPORT. (maa) (Entered: 04/08/1999)

April 8, 1999

RESPONSE TO SHOW CAUSE ORDER filed by plaintiff Equal Employment Op. (maa) (Entered: 04/09/1999)

April 9, 1999

ORDER directing all non-government corporate parties to file statement identifying all parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates that have issued shares to the public within 11 days. ( Signed by Judge Anne C. Conway ) ctc (maa) (Entered: 04/26/1999)

April 26, 1999

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Joining of parties, amending of pleadings on 7/2/99; Deadline for filing of motions 5/19/00; Discovery cutoff 1/28/00; Pretrial statement due on or before 5/19/00; Jury trial set for 7/3/00 before Judge Anne C. Conway. ( signed by Judge Anne C. Conway ) ctc (maa) (Entered: 04/26/1999)

April 26, 1999

ORDER referring case to mediation. Conduct hearing by 2/15/99. ( Signed by Judge Anne C. Conway ) Lead counsel to coordinate dates. ctc (maa) (Entered: 11/18/1999)

Nov. 18, 1999

JOINT STIPULATION FOR MEDIATOR by plaintiff Equal Employment Op, defendant Kanon Service Corp. (maa) (Entered: 12/02/1999)

Dec. 1, 1999

ORDER appointing Jay M. Cohen as mediator in this action. ( Signed by Judge Anne C. Conway ) ctc (maa) (Entered: 12/06/1999)

Dec. 6, 1999

CONSENT DECREE ( Signed by Judge Anne C. Conway ) ctc (maa) (Entered: 12/17/1999)

Dec. 17, 1999

CASE CLOSED. (maa) (Entered: 12/17/1999)

Dec. 17, 1999

FRC record data: accession # 021 03 0539; agency box # 216 of 255; location # D0980621; temporary record. (igc) (Entered: 03/04/2004)

March 4, 2004

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 23, 1998

Closing Date: Dec. 17, 1999

Case Ongoing: No


Plaintiff Description:

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

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:


Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought


Kanon Service Corporation (Orlando, Florida), Private Entity/Person

Kanon Service Corporation, 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


Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement


Source of Relief:


Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 15282

Order Duration: 1999 - 2002

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Neutral/Positive Reference

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training





Disparate Treatment


Accommodation / Leave

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff


Religion discrimination


Direct Suit on Merits