Case: EEOC v. Jillian's of Indianapolis IN Inc.

1:00-cv-01452 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Filed Date: Sept. 18, 2000

Closed Date: Aug. 11, 2007

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Case Summary

In September 2000, the Indianapolis office of the EEOC brought this suit against Jillian's of Indianapolis, IN Inc., Jillian's Entertainment Corp., and Jillian's Entertainment Holdings in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Jillian's operates a nationwide chain of restaurants in about 25 states with more than 5,000 employees. The complaint is unavailable; however an EEOC press release reveals that the EEOC alleged sex discrimination under Title VII on behalf of a clas…

In September 2000, the Indianapolis office of the EEOC brought this suit against Jillian's of Indianapolis, IN Inc., Jillian's Entertainment Corp., and Jillian's Entertainment Holdings in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Jillian's operates a nationwide chain of restaurants in about 25 states with more than 5,000 employees.

The complaint is unavailable; however an EEOC press release reveals that the EEOC alleged sex discrimination under Title VII on behalf of a class of male employees. The suit alleged that Jillian's maintained sex-segregated job classifications on a nationwide basis and failed to hire male employees to server positions and other so-called "female" job classifications because of their sex.

The defendant filed a motion for summary judgment in January 2003. In June 2003, the judge granted summary judgment to the defendant on the nationwide pattern and practice claim, but the motion was denied in part, and the case was allowed to proceed. The case was resolved by the entry of a consent decree in August 2004. In the three-year consent decree, the defendant was required to pay $350,000 in compensatory damages to the class members and $10,000 in administrative expenses to advertise for and locate class members. The decree provided that Jillian's will hire for all positions without regard to sex and will maintain applicant flow logs and applications. Additionally, Jillian's was required to prepare sex-neutral advertisements and revise job descriptions to make them sex-neutral.

We have no further information on the case, but it is now presumed closed.

Summary Authors

Keri Livingston (10/8/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

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Docket

EEOC v. Jillian's of Indianapolis, IN, Inc.

May 11, 2005

May 11, 2005

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Entry on Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment

EEOC v. Jillian's of Indianapolis, IN, Inc.

279 F.Supp.2d 974

June 16, 2003

June 16, 2003

Order/Opinion

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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Jillian's

Aug. 11, 2004

Aug. 11, 2004

Settlement Agreement

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Jillian's to Pay $360,000 for Sex Discrimination Against Men

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No Court

Aug. 13, 2004

Aug. 13, 2004

Press Release

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EEOC Litigation Settlement Report - August 2004

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Nov. 19, 2004

Nov. 19, 2004

Press Release

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Office of General Counsel FY 2004 Annual Report

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No Court

Oct. 18, 2005

Oct. 18, 2005

Press Release

Resources

Docket

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Case Details

State / Territory: Indiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 18, 2000

Closing Date: Aug. 11, 2007

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

Jillian's of Indianapolis, IN 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

Any published opinion

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: 360000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria

Discrimination Prohibition

Utilize objective job description

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements

Reporting

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

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

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Male

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits