Case: EEOC v. HOSPITAL HOUSEKEEPING SYSTEMS

8:05-cv-01231 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Filed Date: June 30, 2005

Closed Date: 2009

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Case Summary

In June 2005, the EEOC district office in Miami, Florida brought this suit against Hospital Housekeeping Systems, Ltd. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The complaint states that a Hispanic female employee alleged national origin discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, she alleged that she was unlawfully terminated when the defendant instituted a discriminatory English-only policy. After only a single EEOC motion to…

In June 2005, the EEOC district office in Miami, Florida brought this suit against Hospital Housekeeping Systems, Ltd. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The complaint states that a Hispanic female employee alleged national origin discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, she alleged that she was unlawfully terminated when the defendant instituted a discriminatory English-only policy. After only a single EEOC motion to compel, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in June 2006.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would pay the aggrieved party $10,000, refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of national origin, implement an English-only policy only when absolutely necessary for the performance of a specific job, post EEO notices, distribute copies of its anti-discrimination policy, provide two hours of EEO training annually, retain all records of complaints, and make semiannual reports to the EEOC.

The terms of the agreement were to run for 3 years. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (6/15/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

8:05-cv-01231

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Hospital Housekeeping Systems, LTD

June 30, 2006

June 30, 2006

Docket
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Complaint

EEOC v. Hospital Housekeeping, LTD.

June 30, 2005

June 30, 2005

Complaint
13

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Amended Complaint

EEOC v. Hospital Housekeeping Systems, LTD

May 15, 2006

May 15, 2006

Complaint
19

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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Hospital Housekeeping Systems, LTD.

June 30, 2006

June 30, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 14, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Hospital Housekeeping Systems, LTD ; jury demand , filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(apv, ) (Entered: 06/30/2005)

June 30, 2005

June 30, 2005

2

Summons issued as to Hospital Housekeeping Systems, LTD. Consent(s) issued. (apv, ) (Entered: 06/30/2005)

June 30, 2005

June 30, 2005

3

NOTICE of designation under Local Rule 3.05 - track 2. (ao) (Entered: 07/11/2005)

July 11, 2005

July 11, 2005

4

NOTICE by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Of Designation For Receipt Of Service Via CM/ECF System (Lewis, Muslima) (Entered: 07/12/2005)

July 12, 2005

July 12, 2005

5

ANSWER to complaint and Affirmative Defenses by Hospital Housekeeping Systems, LTD.(apv, ) (Entered: 08/30/2005)

Aug. 29, 2005

Aug. 29, 2005

6

NOTICE of compliance by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 3 Related case order and notice of designation of track 2 (Lewis, Muslima) Modified on 9/2/2005 (apv, ). (Entered: 09/01/2005)

Sept. 1, 2005

Sept. 1, 2005

8

CASE MANAGEMENT REPORT. (Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 10/07/2005)

Oct. 7, 2005

Oct. 7, 2005

9

CASE MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER: Pretrial Conference set for 11/3/2006 10:30 AM in Courtroom 13 B before Judge James D. Whittemore. Jury Trial set for 12/4/2006 09:00 AM in Courtroom 13 B before Judge James D. Whittemore.Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 10/31/2005. (ao) (Entered: 10/31/2005)

Oct. 31, 2005

Oct. 31, 2005

10

NOTICE by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of Scheduling Mediation (Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 04/17/2006)

April 17, 2006

April 17, 2006

11

Unopposed MOTION for leave to file Amended Complaint by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A- Amended Complaint)(Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 05/04/2006)

May 4, 2006

May 4, 2006

12

ORDER granting 11 Plaintiff's Unopposed Motion for leave to file Amended Complaint. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 5/10/2006. (kle) (Entered: 05/11/2006)

May 11, 2006

May 11, 2006

13

AMENDED COMPLAINT against Hospital Housekeeping Systems, LTD, filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 05/15/2006)

May 15, 2006

May 15, 2006

14

NOTICE by Hospital Housekeeping Systems, LTD (Moffett, David) Wrong event code was used, document not signed nor dated. Counsel's office contacted and instructed to re-file. Modified on 5/16/2006 (apv, ). (Entered: 05/15/2006)

May 15, 2006

May 15, 2006

15

NOTICE of Appearance and substitution of counsel by David B. Moffett on behalf of Hospital Housekeeping Systems, LTD (Moffett, David) Modified on 5/18/2006 (apv, ). (Entered: 05/17/2006)

May 17, 2006

May 17, 2006

16

NOTICE by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of Re-Scheduling Mediation (Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 06/02/2006)

June 2, 2006

June 2, 2006

17

MOTION to compel Defendant's Responses to Interrogatories, Requests For Production of Documents and For Extension Of The Discovery and Other Deadlines by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2# 3 Exhibit 3# 4 Exhibit 4# 5 Exhibit 5# 6 Exhibit 6# 7 Exhibit 7# 8 Exhibit 8# 9 Exhibit 9)(Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 06/20/2006)

June 20, 2006

June 20, 2006

18

Joint MOTION For Approval of Consent Decree by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Consent Decree)(Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 06/28/2006)

June 28, 2006

June 28, 2006

19

CONSENT DECREE. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 6/29/2006. (kle) (Entered: 06/30/2006)

June 30, 2006

June 30, 2006

20

ORDER granting 18 Motion for Approval of Consent Decree. The clerk is directed to close this case. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 6/29/2006. (kle) (Entered: 06/30/2006)

June 30, 2006

June 30, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: Florida

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: June 30, 2005

Closing Date: 2009

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

Hospital Housekeeping Systems, 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: 10000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Retaliation Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Indian