Case: EEOC v. DEES FAMILY RESTAURANT

2:05-cv-00282 | U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

Filed Date: March 31, 2005

Closed Date: 2005

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Case Summary

On March 31, 2005, the Phoenix and Salt Lake City offices of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII against Dee's Family Restaurants in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the rights of a class of female employees by subjecting them to a hostile work environment, wherein they were sexually harassed by male employees.On May 20, 2005, three of the complaintants filed a motion to intervene as plai…

On March 31, 2005, the Phoenix and Salt Lake City offices of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII against Dee's Family Restaurants in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the rights of a class of female employees by subjecting them to a hostile work environment, wherein they were sexually harassed by male employees.

On May 20, 2005, three of the complaintants filed a motion to intervene as plaintiffs in the case. On August 18, 2005, the parties filed a consent decree, which the district court adopted four days later. Under the terms of the decree, defendants were ordered to pay complaintants a total of $60,000 in damages within 15 days of the entry of the consent decree. This sum would be divided among the complaintants and their attorney in an unspecified manner. In addition, within 3 months of the decree, defendant was required to hold annual 2-hour training seminars on the avoidance of employment discrimination. Six months after the decree was adopted by the district court, and at the end of the same year, the defendants were required to report to the EEOC by sending a copy of the revised employee handbook, as well as the identity and contact information for any person against whom an allegation of employment discrimination had been made. They were also required to send the EEOC a list of all persons who had signed the roll of attendance at the employment discrimination seminars.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (2/14/2008)

People


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Christensen, Carlie (Utah)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Christensen, Carlie (Utah)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:05-cv-00282

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Dees

Aug. 22, 2005

Aug. 22, 2005

Docket
1

2:05-cv-00282

Complaint and Jury Trial Demand

EEOC v. Dee's, Inc.

March 31, 2005

March 31, 2005

Complaint
20

2:05-cv-00282

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Dee's, Inc.

Aug. 22, 2005

Aug. 22, 2005

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Sept. 3, 2022, 3:16 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

Complaint filed, assigned to Judge Paul G. Cassell (kla) (Entered: 04/01/2005)

March 31, 2005

March 31, 2005

2

Motion and Order signed by Judge Paul G. Cassell , 4/1/05 Granting motion/PHV for Attorney Mary Jo O'Neill, Sally Shanley on behalf of plaintiff EEOC cc:attys (asp) (Entered: 04/05/2005)

April 4, 2005

April 4, 2005

4

MOTION to Stay filed by Defendant Dee's. (asp, ) (Entered: 05/04/2005)

May 3, 2005

May 3, 2005

5

MEMORANDUM in Support re 4 MOTION to Stay filed by Defendant Dee's. (asp, ) (Entered: 05/04/2005)

May 3, 2005

May 3, 2005

6

MOTION to Intervene as plaintiffs. (asp) (Entered: 05/23/2005)

May 20, 2005

May 20, 2005

7

MEMORANDUM in Support re 6 MOTION to Intervene filed by Movants Breeanna Bonnell, Diann Dutweiler, Karanette Gallegos. (asp) (Entered: 05/23/2005)

May 20, 2005

May 20, 2005

8

STIPULATED MOTION for Extension of Time until 6/1/05 for pla to File Response/Reply as to 4 MOTION to Stay filed by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Defendant Dee's. (asp) (Entered: 05/24/2005)

May 24, 2005

May 24, 2005

9

ORDER (no image attached) granting 8 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re 4 MOTION to Stay Response due by 6/1/2005.Signed by Judge Paul G. Cassell on May 25, 2005. (tkc, ) (Entered: 05/25/2005)

May 25, 2005

May 25, 2005

10

ORDER (no image attached) granting joint motion for extension of time. As stated in the stipulation, the EEOC shall file its response to Dee's Motion to Stay by no later than June 1, 2005. Signed by Judge Paul G. Cassell on May 31, 2005. (tkc, ) (Entered: 05/31/2005)

May 31, 2005

May 31, 2005

11

RESPONSE in opposition to Motion re 4 MOTION to Stay filed by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (asp) (Entered: 06/02/2005)

June 1, 2005

June 1, 2005

12

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 4 MOTION to Stay filed by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits)(asp) (Entered: 06/02/2005)

June 1, 2005

June 1, 2005

13

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 6 MOTION to Intervene filed by Defendant Dee's. (asp) (Entered: 06/06/2005)

June 3, 2005

June 3, 2005

14

MOTION/ORDER granting motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice for of C. Emanuel Smith for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Attorneys admitted pro hac vice may download a copy of the District of Utah's local rules from court's web site at http://www.utd.uscourts.gov . Signed by Judge Paul G. Cassell on 6/6/05. (asp) (Entered: 06/08/2005)

June 7, 2005

June 7, 2005

15

REPLY to Response to Motion re 4 MOTION to Stay filed by Defendant Dee's. (asp) (Entered: 06/09/2005)

June 8, 2005

June 8, 2005

16

ORDER granting 4 Motion to Stay . Signed by Judge Paul G. Cassell on June 10, 2005. (tkc, ) (Entered: 06/10/2005)

June 10, 2005

June 10, 2005

17

DECLARATION of Sally Shanley filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (asp) (Entered: 06/24/2005)

June 24, 2005

June 24, 2005

18

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Brooke C. Wells under 28:636 (b)(1)(A), Magistrate to hear and determine all nondispositive pretrial matters. Signed by Judge Paul G. Cassell on 08/12/2005. (yre) (Entered: 08/12/2005)

Aug. 12, 2005

Aug. 12, 2005

20

ORDER/CONSENT DECREE. Signed by Judge Paul G. Cassell on 8/22/05. (asp) (Entered: 08/23/2005)

Aug. 22, 2005

Aug. 22, 2005

21

ORDER granting 19 Motion for entry of Consent Decree . Signed by Judge Paul G. Cassell on 8/22/05. (asp) (Entered: 08/23/2005)

Aug. 22, 2005

Aug. 22, 2005

Case no longer referred to Brooke C. Wells. (asp) (Entered: 08/23/2005)

Aug. 22, 2005

Aug. 22, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: Utah

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 31, 2005

Closing Date: 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

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

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Dee's (Midvale), 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: 60000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Discrimination Prohibition

Recordkeeping

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit