Case: EEOC v. PIZZA HUT OF AMERICA, INC.

2:99-cv-00219 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Filed Date: April 27, 1999

Closed Date: June 12, 2000

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Case Summary

In April 1999, the EEOC's Miami office filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida alleging that Pizza Hut of America, Inc. had violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when a manager in Cape Coral, Florida created a hostile work environment for female employees, causing them to be constructively discharged. The case was referred to mediation in March 2000 but the results of that are unknown. The case was ultimately dismissed with prejudice in June 2000 after the parties reached a settlement agreement which was not available for this summary.

Summary Authors

Tony Friedman (7/19/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Pizza Hut of America

June 12, 2000 Docket
1

Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Pizza Hut of America

April 27, 1999 Complaint
15

Final Order of Stipulated Dismissal with Prejudice

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Pizza Hut of America

June 12, 2000 Order/Opinion

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; jury demand. (drn) (Entered: 04/29/1999)

April 27, 1999

MAGISTRATE JUDGE CASE ASSIGNMENT Magistrate assigned: George T. Swartz (drn) (Entered: 04/29/1999)

April 27, 1999

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Pizza Hut of America. Consent(s) issued. (drn) (Entered: 04/29/1999)

April 29, 1999
2

NOTICE of designation under Local Rule 3.05 - TRACK 2. (ctc) (aa) (Entered: 05/06/1999)

May 6, 1999
3

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Pizza Hut of America by Elizabeth J. Du Fresne, Edwin G. Torres (aa) (Entered: 06/02/1999)

June 1, 1999
5

ANSWER and affirmative defenses to Complaint by Pizza Hut of America (aa) (Entered: 07/15/1999)

July 15, 1999
6

UNOPPOSED MOTION by EEOC to extend time respond to defendant's motion to strike (aa) (Entered: 07/23/1999)

July 23, 1999
7

ORDER denying [6-1] motion to extend time respond to defendant's motion to strike (Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara) ctc (aa) (Entered: 08/02/1999)

Aug. 2, 1999
8

CASE MANAGEMENT REPORT. (aa) (Entered: 08/05/1999)

Aug. 5, 1999
9

CASE MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER setting Joining of parties, amending of pleadings on 1/11/00; Deadline for filing of motions 4/10/00; Discovery cutoff 3/3/00; Jury trial set for the term commencing on 7/31/00 Scheduled for Judge Richard A. Lazzara (signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara) ctc (aa) (Entered: 08/11/1999)

Aug. 11, 1999
9

CASE MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER setting Pretrial conference for 10:00 7/6/00 (signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara) ctc (aa) (Entered: 08/11/1999)

Aug. 11, 1999
10

JOINT MOTION by EEOC, Pizza Hut of America to extend time for discovery period , and to extend time for dispositive motion deadline (bjt) (Entered: 01/06/2000)

Jan. 6, 2000
11

ORDER granting [10-1] joint motion to extend time for discovery period, granting [10-2] joint motion to extend time for dispositive motion deadline, reset discovery due for 5/3/00 , reset motion filing deadline for 6/1/00 ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (bjt) (Entered: 01/10/2000)

Jan. 10, 2000

MAGISTRATE JUDGE CASE ASSIGNMENT Magistrate assigned: Douglas N. Frazier (bjt) (Entered: 01/10/2000)

Jan. 10, 2000
12

ORDER referring case to mediation. Conduct hearing by on or before 5/31/00 ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) Lead counsel, Gilbert Carrillo or any other authorized representative of the EEOC, to coordinate dates. ctc (sll) (Entered: 03/21/2000)

March 21, 2000
13

ORDER that this cause is dismissed without prejudice and subject to the right of the parties within 60 days of the date of this order, to submit a stipulated form of final order or judgment should they so choose or for any party to move to reopen the action upon good cause shown. After that time the dismissal will be with prejudice. All pending motions are denied and the Clerk is directed to close the file. ( Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara ) ctc (bjt) (Entered: 05/11/2000)

May 11, 2000

CASE CLOSED. (bjt) (Entered: 05/11/2000)

May 11, 2000
14

STIPULATION/MOTION by EEOC, Pizza Hut of America to dismiss with prejudice Proposed Order attached (bjt) (Entered: 06/09/2000)

June 8, 2000
15

ORDER granting [14-1] motion to dismiss with prejudice ( in its entirety and each party to bear its own fees and costs. The Clerk is directed to close this case. The Court reserves jurisdiction to enforce the terms of the settlement agreement.

June 12, 2000

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 27, 1999

Closing Date: June 12, 2000

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

Pizza Hut of America, Inc. (Cape Coral), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

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