Case: EEOC v. Sand Key Associates, Ltd., d/b/a Sheraton Sand Key Resort

8:04-cv-01863 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Filed Date: Aug. 12, 2004

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

In August 2004, the Tampa and Miami offices of the EEOC brought this suit against Sand Key Associates, Ltd. d/b/a Sheraton Sand Key Resort in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. In its complaint, the EEOC alleged that defendant violated Title VII's prohibition of sex discrimination by subjecting a male employee to a sexually hostile work environment. In September 2004 the charging party intervened in the suit and also sought recovery directly from the alleged harasser. …

In August 2004, the Tampa and Miami offices of the EEOC brought this suit against Sand Key Associates, Ltd. d/b/a Sheraton Sand Key Resort in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. In its complaint, the EEOC alleged that defendant violated Title VII's prohibition of sex discrimination by subjecting a male employee to a sexually hostile work environment. In September 2004 the charging party intervened in the suit and also sought recovery directly from the alleged harasser. The case was settled by the entry of a consent decree in October 2005. In the three-year decree, the defendant was prohibited from engaging in discrimination and retaliation. The defendant was required to pay $172,500.00 in monetary relief to the charging party and an additional claimant. Additionally, the defendant was required to provide annual training to its managers and supervisors; to discipline the alleged harasser; and to report to the EEOC on a semi-annual basis on compliance with the consent decree.

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 2008.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (10/17/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

8:04-cv-01863

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Sand Key Associates Limited Partnership

Nov. 8, 2006

Nov. 8, 2006

Docket
1

8:04-cv-01863

Complaint

EEOC v. Sand Key Associates Ltd., d/b/a Sheraton Sand Key Resort

Aug. 12, 2004

Aug. 12, 2004

Complaint
4

8:04-cv-01863

Motion to Intervene & Complaint of Intervention and Demand for Jury Trial

EEOC & Robert Weir v. Sand Key Associates Ltd., d/b/a Sheraton Sand Key Resort

Oct. 4, 2004

Oct. 4, 2004

Complaint
28-2

8:04-cv-01863

Consent Decree

EEOC & Robert Weir v. Sand Key Associates, Ltd., d/b/a Sheraton Sand Key Resort

Oct. 4, 2005

Oct. 4, 2005

Settlement Agreement

8:04-cv-01863

EEOC Litigation Settlements - October 2005

No Court

Oct. 30, 2005

Oct. 30, 2005

Press Release

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4656002/united-states-equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-sand-key/

Last updated Aug. 1, 2022, 3:16 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
27

60-DAY ORDER OF DISMISSAL. All pending motions, if any, are DENIED as moot. The Clerk is directed to close the file. Signed by Judge James S. Moody Jr. on 9/19/2005. (len)

Sept. 19, 2005

Sept. 19, 2005

RECAP
1

COMPLAINT against Sand Key Associates Limited Partnership ; jury demand , filed by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(jmg) (Entered: 08/12/2004)

Aug. 12, 2004

Aug. 12, 2004

2

Summons issued as to Sand Key Associates Limited Partnership. Consent(s) issued. (jmg) (Entered: 08/16/2004)

Aug. 12, 2004

Aug. 12, 2004

3

NOTICE of designation under Local Rule 3.05 - track 2 issued on 8/16/2004. (smb) (Entered: 08/16/2004)

Aug. 16, 2004

Aug. 16, 2004

4

MOTION to intervene Exhibit A (Complaint of Intervention and Demand for Jury Trial) by Robert D Weir. (Shanafelt, Randall) (Entered: 09/01/2004)

Sept. 1, 2004

Sept. 1, 2004

6

INTERVENOR'S COMPLAINT and demand for jury trial , filed by Robert D Weir.(jmg) (Entered: 10/04/2004)

Oct. 4, 2004

Oct. 4, 2004

7

Summons issued as to Sand Key Associates Limited Partnership. Consent(s) issued. (jmg) (Entered: 10/04/2004)

Oct. 4, 2004

Oct. 4, 2004

8

ANSWER to complaint filed by EEOC by Sand Key Associates Limited Partnership.(Walker, Robert) (Entered: 10/08/2004)

Oct. 8, 2004

Oct. 8, 2004

9

Summons issued as to Rick Mitchum. Consent(s) issued. (jmg) (Entered: 10/26/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004

Oct. 25, 2004

10

NOTICE of Appearance by Colleen M. Flynn on behalf of Sand Key Associates Limited Partnership (Flynn, Colleen) (Entered: 10/27/2004)

Oct. 27, 2004

Oct. 27, 2004

11

AFFIDAVIT of lost summons of Yolanda Johnson re: 2 Summons issued by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Robert D Weir. (jmg) (Entered: 10/29/2004)

Oct. 27, 2004

Oct. 27, 2004

12

RETURN of service executed on 10/4/04 by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Robert D Weir as to Sand Key Associates Limited Partnership. (jmg) (Entered: 10/29/2004)

Oct. 27, 2004

Oct. 27, 2004

13

ANSWER to intervenor complaint by Sand Key Associates Limited Partnership.(Walker, Robert) (Entered: 11/02/2004)

Nov. 2, 2004

Nov. 2, 2004

14

ANSWER to intervenor complaint by Rick Mitchum.(jmg) (Entered: 11/17/2004)

Nov. 16, 2004

Nov. 16, 2004

15

CASE MANAGEMENT REPORT. (Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 12/02/2004)

Dec. 2, 2004

Dec. 2, 2004

16

CASE MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER: Pretrial Conference set for 2/7/2006 09:00 AM in Courtroom 13 A before Judge James S. Moody Jr. Jury Trial set for trial month commencing 3/6/2006. (See Order for additional deadlines.) Signed by Judge James S. Moody Jr. on 12/6/2004. (len) (Entered: 12/06/2004)

Dec. 6, 2004

Dec. 6, 2004

17

NOTICE by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of Substitution of Counsel (Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 04/04/2005)

April 4, 2005

April 4, 2005

18

NOTICE of unavailability of counsel byUnited States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from May 27, 2005 to June 13, 2005. (Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 04/18/2005)

April 18, 2005

April 18, 2005

19

RETURN of service executed on October 28, 2004 by Robert D Weir as to Rick Mitchum. (Shanafelt, Randall) (Entered: 04/27/2005)

April 27, 2005

April 27, 2005

20

Joint MOTION to extend time to complete discovery by Sand Key Associates Limited Partnership. (Flynn, Colleen) (Entered: 06/28/2005)

June 28, 2005

June 28, 2005

21

ORDER granting 20 Motion to extend time. See order for specific deadlines. Signed by Judge Mark A. Pizzo on 6/29/2005. (JAS) (Entered: 06/29/2005)

June 29, 2005

June 29, 2005

23

NOTICE by Sand Key Associates Limited Partnership of Scheduled Mediation (Corrected) (Flynn, Colleen) (Entered: 08/08/2005)

Aug. 8, 2005

Aug. 8, 2005

24

STIPULATION of the Parties to Take Witness Deposition Outside of the Discovery Period by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Von Greiff, Carla) (Entered: 08/30/2005)

Aug. 30, 2005

Aug. 30, 2005

25

NOTICE by Sand Key Associates Limited Partnership of Rescheduled Mediation (Flynn, Colleen)Mediation set for 9-9-05 at 10:00 a.m. before Mediator Walter Aye. Modified on 9/2/2005 (len) (Entered: 09/01/2005)

Sept. 1, 2005

Sept. 1, 2005

26

MEDIATION REPORT: Hearing held on 9/9/05; Hearing outcome: settled(kit) (Entered: 09/16/2005)

Sept. 15, 2005

Sept. 15, 2005

28

CONSENT DECREE by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Von Greiff, Carla) Modified on 10/4/2005 (jlh, ). COPY OF CONSENT DECREE ONLY; NOT SIGNED BY JUDGE. (Entered: 10/03/2005)

Oct. 3, 2005

Oct. 3, 2005

29

STIPULATION of Dismissal with Prejudice and without fees and costs by Sand Key Associates Limited Partnership. (Flynn, Colleen) (Entered: 10/04/2005)

Oct. 4, 2005

Oct. 4, 2005

31

ENDORSED ORDER approving 29 Joint Stipulation for Dismissal With Prejudice. Signed by Judge James S. Moody Jr. on 10/5/2005. (len) (Entered: 10/05/2005)

Oct. 5, 2005

Oct. 5, 2005

32

*DOCUMENT TERMINATED - INCORRECT CASE NUMBER ON DOCUMENT* MEDIATION REPORT Hearing held on October 31, 2006 Hearing outcome: Settled(cda) Modified on 11/9/2006 DOCUMENT HAS BEEN FILED IN APPROPRIATE CASE # 8:05CV1832 (cda). (Entered: 11/08/2006)

Nov. 8, 2006

Nov. 8, 2006

30

CONSENT DECREE. Signed by Judge James S. Moody Jr. on 10/4/2005. (len)

Oct. 4, 2005

Oct. 4, 2005

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 12, 2004

Closing Date: 2008

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

Sand Key Associates, Ltd. (Clearwater, FL), Private Entity/Person

Sand Key Associates, Ltd., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

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: 172500

Order Duration: 2005 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Recordkeeping

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Male

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits