Case: EEOC v. LEE COUNTY

2:99-cv-00248 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Filed Date: May 12, 1999

Closed Date: July 24, 2000

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Case Summary

In May 1999, the Miami District Office of the EEOC filed this action against Lee County, FL in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The complaint alleged discrimination by the defendant in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"). The defendant discriminated against two charging parties, one sixty years of age and the other sixty-one years of age. Specifically, the defendant discharged two well-qualified employees from their positions and replaced…

In May 1999, the Miami District Office of the EEOC filed this action against Lee County, FL in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The complaint alleged discrimination by the defendant in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"). The defendant discriminated against two charging parties, one sixty years of age and the other sixty-one years of age. Specifically, the defendant discharged two well-qualified employees from their positions and replaced them with younger individuals, and the defendant retaliated against the charging parties because they had previously taken part in an investigation of age discrimination. After some scheduling orders, the parties settled in July 2000.

Under the three-year consent decree, which contained a non-discrimination clause, the defendant agreed to: develop a written ADEA policy, provide ADEA training to all employees, post an EEOC approved notice, retain records of age discrimination, report to the EEOC every six months on compliance, and pay a total of $350,000.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (6/3/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:99-cv-00248

Docket (PACER)

July 24, 2000

July 24, 2000

Docket
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2:99-cv-00248

Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Lee County

May 12, 1999

May 12, 1999

Complaint
14

2:99-cv-00248

Consent Decree

July 24, 2000

July 24, 2000

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 27, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; Jury Demand (sll) (Entered: 05/12/1999)

May 12, 1999

May 12, 1999

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Lee County . Consent(s) issued. (aa) (Entered: 05/19/1999)

May 19, 1999

May 19, 1999

2

COURT'S NOTICE of certain deadlines (aa) (Entered: 05/24/1999)

May 24, 1999

May 24, 1999

3

NOTICE of designation under Local Rule 3.05 - TRACK 2. (ctc) (aa) (Entered: 05/24/1999)

May 24, 1999

May 24, 1999

4

NOTICE of attorney appearance for EEOC by Pauline Terrelonge (aa) (Entered: 06/02/1999)

June 1, 1999

June 1, 1999

5

NOTICE of substitution of attorney Kelly Henderson for Pauline Terrelonge by EEOC (aa) (Entered: 06/04/1999)

June 3, 1999

June 3, 1999

6

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to Lee County 5/14/99 Answer due on 7/13/99 for Lee County (aa) (Entered: 06/24/1999)

June 22, 1999

June 22, 1999

7

ANSWER and affirmative defenses to Complaint by Lee County (sll) (Entered: 07/07/1999)

July 7, 1999

July 7, 1999

8

CASE MANAGEMENT REPORT. (aa) (Entered: 07/23/1999)

July 21, 1999

July 21, 1999

9

CASE MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER setting Jury trial set for the term commencing 9/5/00 Deadline for filing of motions 4/28/00; Discovery cutoff 3/31/00; Scheduled for Judge Susan C. Bucklew (signed by Judge Susan C. Bucklew) ctc (aa) (Entered: 10/19/1999)

Oct. 18, 1999

Oct. 18, 1999

9

CASE MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER setting Pretrial conference for 9:00 8/3/00; Pretrial statement due on or before 7/31/00 (signed by Judge Susan C. Bucklew) ctc (aa) (Entered: 10/19/1999)

Oct. 18, 1999

Oct. 18, 1999

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

Jan. 10, 2000

Jan. 10, 2000

10

NOTICE of stipulation regarding parties' expert identification and disclosure of experts reports, and dates ordered in case management order for dispositive motions, pretrial conference, trial and related matters and request for issuance of amended court order by EEOC, Lee County (aa) (Entered: 04/03/2000)

March 31, 2000

March 31, 2000

11

STIPULATION regarding parties' expert identification and disclosure of experts reports and dates ordered in case management order for dispositive motions, pretrial conference, trial and related matters and for issuance of amended scheduling order by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Lee County . (aa) (Entered: 04/03/2000)

March 31, 2000

March 31, 2000

12

AMENDED CASE MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER setting Discovery cutoff 7/14/00; dispositive motion filing deadline for 8/15/00 Jury trial set for the term commencing 11/6/00; Scheduled for Judge Susan C. Bucklew (signed by Judge Susan C. Bucklew) ctc (aa) (Entered: 04/07/2000)

April 7, 2000

April 7, 2000

13

NOTICE of consent decree by EEOC (jnb) (Entered: 07/24/2000)

July 24, 2000

July 24, 2000

14

CONSENT DECREE by EEOC, Lee County (jnb) (Entered: 07/24/2000)

July 24, 2000

July 24, 2000

CASE CLOSED. (jnb) (Entered: 07/24/2000)

July 24, 2000

July 24, 2000

Case Details

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 12, 1999

Closing Date: July 24, 2000

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

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

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Lee County (Lee), County

Case Details

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

Order Duration: 2000 - 2003

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment