Case: EEOC v. BOUZIANIS, INC. d/b/a DOUBLE T DINER

1:06-cv-02520 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Sept. 26, 2006

Closed Date: Oct. 3, 2010

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Case Summary

The Baltimore district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Bouzianis, Inc., an entity doing business as the Double T Diner, in September 2006, in the District Court of Maryland. The complaint alleged that a waitress was subjected to sexual harassment by her supervisor and the business owner. The harassment was severe enough to cause her to be constructively discharged from her position. After the Defendant made a motion to dismiss, both parties requested alternative dispute resolution.…

The Baltimore district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Bouzianis, Inc., an entity doing business as the Double T Diner, in September 2006, in the District Court of Maryland. The complaint alleged that a waitress was subjected to sexual harassment by her supervisor and the business owner. The harassment was severe enough to cause her to be constructively discharged from her position. After the Defendant made a motion to dismiss, both parties requested alternative dispute resolution. In May 2007, a settlement conference was held. The motion to dismiss was denied in August 2007, and a consent decree was issued in October 2007.

The consent decree required the Defendant to implement a revised sexual harassment policy. This policy included a contact person to whom reports of harassment could be made and an impartial investigation procedure. The consent decree also required mandatory training of employees (including managers and supervisors); the posting of notices informing employees of their statutory right to a workplace free from harassment; and the distribution of the notice to new employees. The decree was to last for three years. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2010.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (5/14/2008)

People

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:06-cv-02520

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Bouzianis, Inc.

Oct. 4, 2007

Oct. 4, 2007

Docket
1

1:06-cv-02520

Complaint

EEOC v. Bouzianis, Inc. d/b/a Double T Diner

Sept. 26, 2006

Sept. 26, 2006

Complaint
21

1:06-cv-02520

Order [Denying Motion to Dismiss]

EEOC v. Bouzianis, Inc.

Aug. 2, 2007

Aug. 2, 2007

Order/Opinion
20

1:06-cv-02520

Memorandum Opinion [re: Motion to Dismiss]

EEOC v. Bouzianis, Inc.

2007 WL 2258898

Aug. 2, 2007

Aug. 2, 2007

Order/Opinion
22

1:06-cv-02520

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Bouzianis, Inc.

Oct. 3, 2007

Oct. 3, 2007

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4710912/eeoc-v-bouzianis-inc/

Last updated May 20, 2022, 12:03 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Richard D Bennett on 8/2/07. (hml, Deputy Clerk)

Aug. 2, 2007

Aug. 2, 2007

RECAP
1

COMPLAINT against Bouzianis, Inc., filed by EEOC. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(raf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/27/2006)

Sept. 26, 2006

Sept. 26, 2006

Jury Trial Demand by EEOC. (raf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/27/2006)

Sept. 26, 2006

Sept. 26, 2006

2

NOTICE OF LAWSUIT AND REQUEST FOR WAIVER of Service by EEOC as to Bouzianis, Inc. (raf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/27/2006)

Sept. 26, 2006

Sept. 26, 2006

3

NOTICE of Appearance by Jacqueline H McNair on behalf of EEOC (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/2006)

Sept. 27, 2006

Sept. 27, 2006

4

REQUEST FOR WAIVER of Service sent to Bouzianis resident agent/counsel on 11/20/06 by EEOC. (Quinlan, Cecile) (Entered: 11/22/2006)

Nov. 22, 2006

Nov. 22, 2006

5

MOTION to Dismiss by Bouzianis, Inc.. Responses due by 2/8/2007 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum In Support# 2 Exhibit Exhibit 1# 3 Exhibit Exhibit 2# 4 Exhibit Exhibit 3# 5 Exhibit Exhibit 4)(Taylor, Ronald) (Entered: 01/22/2007)

Jan. 22, 2007

Jan. 22, 2007

6

STIPULATION re 5 MOTION to Dismiss - JOINT REQUEST FOR ADR AND EXTENSION TO RESPOND by EEOC. (Quinlan, Cecile) (Entered: 02/06/2007)

Feb. 6, 2007

Feb. 6, 2007

7

MARGINAL ORDER APPROVING 6 Joint Request for Court Settlement/ADR Conference and Extension of Time For Filing Opposition Motion by EEOC.. Signed by Judge Richard D Bennett on 2/6/07. (eg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/07/2007)

Feb. 7, 2007

Feb. 7, 2007

9

LETTER ORDER SCHEDULING Settlement Conference. Signed by Judge Susan K. Gauvey on 2/16/07. (Attachments: # 1 Mediation)(eg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/20/2007)

Feb. 20, 2007

Feb. 20, 2007

10

LETTER ORDER RESCHEDULING Settlement Conference. Signed by Judge Susan K. Gauvey on 3/13/07. (eg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/13/2007)

March 13, 2007

March 13, 2007

Settlement Conference held on 5/25/2007 held before Judge Susan K. Gauvey. (eg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/29/2007)

May 25, 2007

May 25, 2007

11

ORDER DIRECTING counsel to submit a status report on or before June 15, 2007. Signed by Judge Richard D Bennett on 6/8/07(cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/08/2007)

June 8, 2007

June 8, 2007

12

STATUS REPORT by Bouzianis, Inc.. (Taylor, Ronald) (Entered: 06/15/2007)

June 15, 2007

June 15, 2007

Judge Susan K. Gauvey no longer assigned to case. (eg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/15/2007)

June 15, 2007

June 15, 2007

Telephone Conference held on 6/21/2007 before Judge Richard D Bennett. (hml, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/22/2007)

June 21, 2007

June 21, 2007

13

MARGINAL ORDER APPROVING 12 Request to extend briefing schedule deadlines. Signed by Judge Richard D Bennett on 6/21/07. (hml, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/22/2007)

June 22, 2007

June 22, 2007

14

RESPONSE in Opposition re 5 MOTION to Dismiss filed by EEOC.Replies due by 7/13/2007. (Quinlan, Cecile) (Entered: 06/29/2007)

June 29, 2007

June 29, 2007

15

NOTICE by EEOC re 14 Response in Opposition to Motion Of Filing Lengthy Exhibits (Quinlan, Cecile) (LENGTHY EXHIBITS REC'D 7/2/07) Modified on 7/2/2007 (hml, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 06/29/2007)

June 29, 2007

June 29, 2007

16

REPLY to Response to Motion re 5 MOTION to Dismiss Defendant's Reply to EEOC's Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss and Request for Oral Hearing filed by Bouzianis, Inc.. (Taylor, Ronald) (Entered: 07/11/2007)

July 11, 2007

July 11, 2007

17

NOTICE of Appearance by Todd James Horn on behalf of Bouzianis, Inc. (Horn, Todd) (Entered: 07/13/2007)

July 13, 2007

July 13, 2007

18

Motion Hearing held on 7/24/2007 re 5 MOTION to Dismiss filed by Bouzianis, Inc. held before Judge Richard D Bennett. Ruling to be entered at a later date. (Court Reporter: L. Bankins) (kmt, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/24/2007)

July 24, 2007

July 24, 2007

19

Correspondence re: Comment Re: Letter Submitted by Plaintiff at 7/24/07 Hearing (Taylor, Ronald) (Entered: 07/25/2007)

July 25, 2007

July 25, 2007

21

ORDER denying 5 Motion of defendant to Dismiss. Signed by Judge Richard D Bennett on 8/2/07. (hml, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/02/2007)

Aug. 2, 2007

Aug. 2, 2007

23

CONSENT DECREE and Approval. Signed by Judge Richard D Bennett on 10/4/07. (mcb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/05/2007)

Oct. 4, 2007

Oct. 4, 2007

Case Details

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 26, 2006

Closing Date: Oct. 3, 2010

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

Bouzianis, Inc. (Frederick, Maryland), 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: 35000

Order Duration: 2007 - 2010

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits