Case: EEOC v. SATISFIED FROG

1:06-cv-03243 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: June 14, 2006

Closed Date: 2010

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Case Summary

In June 2006, the Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Satisfied Frog, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant's owner and another manager sexually harassed the charging party, a female employee, and other female employees and retaliated against the charging party by terminating her w…

In June 2006, the Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Satisfied Frog, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant's owner and another manager sexually harassed the charging party, a female employee, and other female employees and retaliated against the charging party by terminating her when she complained of the harassment. After numerous scheduling orders and status hearings, the parties settled in April 2007 through a consent decree.

The three-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: prohibit one of the harassers from entering its premises for two years, hire a complaint monitor to receive complaints and report to the EEOC, post a notice of the decree, keep records of all complaints of sexual harassment, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, provide Title VII training for its employees, and pay $17,000. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2010.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (7/10/2007)

Clearinghouse (6/13/2017)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:06-cv-03243

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Satisfied Frog

April 24, 2007

April 24, 2007

Docket
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1:06-cv-03243

Complaint

EEOC v. Satisfied Frog

June 14, 2006

June 14, 2006

Complaint
25-2

1:06-cv-03243

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Satisfied Frog

April 24, 2007

April 24, 2007

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Sept. 6, 2022, 3:09 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Jury Demand.(ar, ) (Entered: 06/15/2006)

June 14, 2006

June 14, 2006

2

CIVIL Cover Sheet (ar, ) (Entered: 06/15/2006)

June 14, 2006

June 14, 2006

3

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Jeanne B. Szromba (ar, ) (Entered: 06/15/2006)

June 14, 2006

June 14, 2006

4

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Diane Ilene Smason (ar, ) (Entered: 06/15/2006)

June 14, 2006

June 14, 2006

5

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by John C. Hendrickson (ar, ) (Entered: 06/15/2006)

June 14, 2006

June 14, 2006

6

MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall : Status hearing set for 8/14/2006 at 09:00 AM. The parties are to report the following: (1) Possibility of settlement in the case; (2) If no possibility of settlement exists, the nature and length of discovery necessary to get the case ready for trial. Plaintiff is to advise all other parties of the Court's action herein. Lead counsel is directed to appear at this status hearing. Parties shall prepare and file a joint status report within three days prior to the status. (See Judge Kendall's web page found at www.ilnd.uscourts.gov for status report). Mailed notice (gmr, ) (Entered: 06/26/2006)

June 26, 2006

June 26, 2006

7

MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall : At plaintiff's request, status hearing reset to 8/21/2006 at 09:00 AM. The parties are directed to review the Court's Order of June 26, 2006 and comply with its directives. Mailed notice (gmr, ) (Entered: 06/27/2006)

June 27, 2006

June 27, 2006

9

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Satisfied Frog by Christopher L Nybo (Nybo, Christopher) (Entered: 08/11/2006)

Aug. 11, 2006

Aug. 11, 2006

10

MOTION by Defendant Satisfied Frog for extension of time and To Reset Initial Status Hearing (Agreed) (Nybo, Christopher) (Entered: 08/11/2006)

Aug. 11, 2006

Aug. 11, 2006

11

NOTICE of Motion by Christopher L Nybo for presentment of motion for extension of time10 before Honorable Virginia M. Kendall on 8/21/2006 at 09:00 AM. (Nybo, Christopher) (Entered: 08/11/2006)

Aug. 11, 2006

Aug. 11, 2006

12

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Satisfied Frog by Thomas Michael Wilde (Wilde, Thomas) (Entered: 08/11/2006)

Aug. 11, 2006

Aug. 11, 2006

13

MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall : Motion hearing held. Motion for extension of time 10 is granted to and including 8/28/2006. Status hearing reset to 9/12/2006 at 09:00 AM. The parties are directed to review the Court's Order of June 26, 2006 and comply with its directives. Mailed notice (gmr, ) (Entered: 08/21/2006)

Aug. 21, 2006

Aug. 21, 2006

14

Defendant ANSWER to Complaint by Satisfied Frog(Wilde, Thomas) (Entered: 08/28/2006)

Aug. 28, 2006

Aug. 28, 2006

15

NOTICE of Affiliates pursuant to Local Rule 3.2 by Satisfied Frog (Wilde, Thomas) (Entered: 08/28/2006)

Aug. 28, 2006

Aug. 28, 2006

16

NOTICE by Satisfied Frog re answer to complaint14, notice of affiliates pursuant to local rule 3.215 and Certificate of Service (Wilde, Thomas) (Entered: 08/28/2006)

Aug. 28, 2006

Aug. 28, 2006

17

STATUS Report (Initial Joint) by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Satisfied Frog (Wilde, Thomas) (Entered: 09/08/2006)

Sept. 8, 2006

Sept. 8, 2006

18

MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall : Status hearing held and continued to 11/9/2006 at 09:00 AM. Discovery ordered closed by 5/1/2007. Mailed notice (gmr, ) (Entered: 09/12/2006)

Sept. 12, 2006

Sept. 12, 2006

19

MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall : Status hearing held on 11/9/2006 and continued to 12/7/2006 at 9:00a.m. Mailed notice (slb, ) (Entered: 11/09/2006)

Nov. 9, 2006

Nov. 9, 2006

20

MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall : Status hearing held. Counsel are directed to contact the Court's clerk to schedule a settlement conference. Mailed notice (gmr, ) (Entered: 12/07/2006)

Dec. 7, 2006

Dec. 7, 2006

21

MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall :Plaintiff's counsel advises that the parties are working toward a settlement agreement. Status hearing set for 2/22/2007 at 09:00 AM. If an order of dismissal is filed with the Court in advance of the status date, the status hearing will be stricken and counsel need not appear. Counsel may contact the Court's clerk to set a settlement conference with the Court, if necessary.Mailed notice (gmr, ) (Entered: 01/19/2007)

Jan. 19, 2007

Jan. 19, 2007

23

MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall :Status hearing held and continued to 4/10/2007 at 09:00 AM.Mailed notice (gmr, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)

March 26, 2007

March 26, 2007

24

MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall :Status hearing held and continued to 4/24/2007 at 09:00 AM. If an order of dismissal is filed in advance of the status date, the status will be stricken and counsel need not appear.Mailed notice (gmr, ) (Entered: 04/10/2007)

April 10, 2007

April 10, 2007

25

MOTION by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to approve consent judgment (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Consent Decree)(Smason, Diane) (Entered: 04/23/2007)

April 23, 2007

April 23, 2007

26

NOTICE of Motion by Diane Ilene Smason for presentment of motion to approve consent judgment25 before Honorable Virginia M. Kendall on 4/30/2007 at 09:00 AM. (Smason, Diane) (Entered: 04/23/2007)

April 23, 2007

April 23, 2007

27

MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall :Status hearing set for 4/24/2007 is stricken and reset to 4/30/2007 at 9:00 AM. If the Consent Judgment is entered in advance of the status date, the parties need not appear on 4/30/2007.Mailed notice (gmr, ) (Entered: 04/23/2007)

April 23, 2007

April 23, 2007

28

MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall : Joint motion for entry of consent decree 25 is granted. Enter Consent Decree. Any pending dates, motions, or schedules in this case are terminated as moot. Civil case terminated. Mailed notice (td, ) (Entered: 04/27/2007)

April 24, 2007

April 24, 2007

29

CONSENT DECREE Signed by Judge Virginia M. Kendall on 4/24/2007. (td, ) (Entered: 04/27/2007)

April 24, 2007

April 24, 2007

30

MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall :Enter Notice to All Satisfied Frog Employees.Mailed notice (gej, ) (Entered: 05/10/2007)

April 24, 2007

April 24, 2007

31

NOTICE to all Satisfied Frog Employees signed by the Honorable Judge Kendall on 4/24/2007. (gej, ) (Entered: 05/10/2007)

April 24, 2007

April 24, 2007

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 14, 2006

Closing Date: 2010

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

Satisfied Frog (Warrenville, IL), 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: 17000

Order Duration: 2007 - 2010

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits