Case: EEOC v. SEA WORLD OF FLORIDA, INC.

6:99-cv-00710 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Filed Date: June 11, 1999

Closed Date: March 14, 2000

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Case Summary

The Miami Office of the EEOC filed this action in the District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The Defendant was Sea World of Florida, Inc., an aquatic wildlife theme park. The controversy involved the alleged sexual harassment of three complainants, and the constructive discharge of one of them in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The lawsuit was filed in June 1999 and was eventually resolved by consent decree in March 2000. The complainants, who did not intervene in the case, was awarded a total $109,856.25, with two of them receiving $36,000 each and the other (who had alleged constructive discharge) receiving $37,856.25. In addition, the company had to post a Notice and conduct training for all its employees. The decree was to last for one year.

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Kevin Wilemon (7/3/2007)

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6:99-cv-00710

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Sea World of Florida, Inc.

March 14, 2000

March 14, 2000

Docket
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6:99-cv-00710

Order [Dismissing Case with Prejudice]

EEOC v. Sea World of Florida, Inc.

March 14, 2000

March 14, 2000

Order/Opinion

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3:20 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT filed pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 alleging job discrimination (sex). (nrs) (Entered: 06/11/1999)

June 11, 1999

June 11, 1999

MAGISTRATE JUDGE CASE ASSIGNMENT Magistrate assigned: James G. Glazebrook (nrs) (Entered: 06/11/1999)

June 11, 1999

June 11, 1999

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Sea World of Florida . Consent(s) issued. (nrs) (Entered: 06/11/1999)

June 11, 1999

June 11, 1999

2

ORDER directing counsel to review and certify compliance with Local Rule 1.04(c) within 10 days. (Signed by Judge Anne C. Conway.) ctc MFR Number (nrs) (Entered: 06/11/1999)

June 11, 1999

June 11, 1999

3

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE by Equal Employment Op with [2-1] order - no related cases. (nrs) (Entered: 06/30/1999)

June 30, 1999

June 30, 1999

4

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Equal Employment Op by Thomas A. Falkinburg. (nrs) (Entered: 06/30/1999)

June 30, 1999

June 30, 1999

5

NOTICE of designation under Local Rule 3.05 - TRACK 2. (ctc) (nrs) (Entered: 07/19/1999)

July 16, 1999

July 16, 1999

6

ANSWER and affirmative defensesto Complaint by Sea World of Florida. (nrs) (Entered: 07/26/1999)

July 23, 1999

July 23, 1999

7

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Sea World of Florida by Marcia Howard, Eva Tashjian-Brown and Michele Stoddard. (hsh) (Entered: 07/28/1999)

July 28, 1999

July 28, 1999

8

NOTICE OF SERVICE of [5-1] notice of designation under Local Rule 3.05 by Equal Employment Op (spr) (Entered: 08/04/1999)

Aug. 4, 1999

Aug. 4, 1999

9

NOTICE of withdrawal of attorney Thomas Falkinburg by Equal Employment Op (nrs) (Entered: 08/30/1999)

Aug. 30, 1999

Aug. 30, 1999

10

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Equal Employment Op by Lauren A. Greenbaum. (nrs) (Entered: 10/05/1999)

Oct. 4, 1999

Oct. 4, 1999

11

CASE MANAGEMENT REPORT. (STRICKEN per Order #12) (nrs) Modified on 11/18/1999 (Entered: 10/08/1999)

Oct. 8, 1999

Oct. 8, 1999

12

ORDER striking [11-1] case management report . Counsel shall meet in person and file, no later than 4:00 p.m., 12/17/99, a case management report that complies fully with Local Rule 3.05(c)(2)(B) and (C) and the requirements of this Court. (Signed by Judge Anne C. Conway. ) ctc (nrs) (Entered: 11/18/1999)

Nov. 18, 1999

Nov. 18, 1999

13

CASE MANAGEMENT REPORT. (nrs) (Entered: 12/17/1999)

Dec. 17, 1999

Dec. 17, 1999

14

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Joining of parties, amending of pleadings on 5/5/00; Deadline for filing of motions 1/5/01; Discovery cutoff 10/16/00; Pretrial statement due on or before 3/29/01; Bench trial set for 5/1/01 before Judge Anne C. Conway ( signed by Judge Anne C. Conway ) ctc (hsh) (Entered: 12/27/1999)

Dec. 23, 1999

Dec. 23, 1999

16

ORDER referring case to Cary R. Singletary as mediator. Conduct hearing by 5/1/00. (Signed by Judge Anne C. Conway) Lead counsel to coordinate dates. ctc (maa) (Entered: 12/28/1999)

Dec. 28, 1999

Dec. 28, 1999

17

MOTION by Sea World of Florida with memorandum in support to extend time for 5 days to respond to the Court's Order of 12/23/99 (cbh) (Entered: 01/03/2000)

Jan. 3, 2000

Jan. 3, 2000

18

ORDER granting [17-1] motion to extend time for 5 days to respond to the Court's Order of 12/23/99 ( Signed by Judge Anne C. Conway ) ctc (cbh) (Entered: 01/04/2000)

Jan. 4, 2000

Jan. 4, 2000

19

RESPONSE by Sea World of Florida to [15-1] order (cbh) (Entered: 01/07/2000)

Jan. 7, 2000

Jan. 7, 2000

20

CONFLICT ORDER directing the parties to file a certificate of conflict within 11 days. ( Signed by Judge Anne C. Conway ) ctc (spr) (Entered: 01/27/2000)

Jan. 27, 2000

Jan. 27, 2000

21

CERTIFICATE OF INTEREST by Equal Employment Op in response to [20-1] Conflict order (spr) (Entered: 02/04/2000)

Feb. 4, 2000

Feb. 4, 2000

22

RESPONSE by Sea World of Florida to [20-1] Conflict order (spr) (Entered: 02/08/2000)

Feb. 8, 2000

Feb. 8, 2000

23

ORDER, dismissing this case with prejudice; each party to bear their own costs . The parties consent to the terms outlined in this Order. ( Signed by Judge Anne C. Conway ) ctc (cbh) (Entered: 03/15/2000)

March 14, 2000

March 14, 2000

CASE CLOSED. (cbh) (Entered: 03/15/2000)

March 14, 2000

March 14, 2000

Case Details

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 11, 1999

Closing Date: March 14, 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

Sea World of Florida, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 109856.25

Order Duration: 2000 - 2001

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

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