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Case Name EEOC v. Outback Steakhouse of Florida EE-CO-0041
Docket / Court 1:06-cv-01935-EWN-BNB ( D. Colo. )
Additional Docket(s) 09-01333  [ 09-1333 ]  Federal Court of Appeals
State/Territory Colorado
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2006, the Denver District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed this lawsuit against Outback Steakhouse of Florida, OS Restaurant Partners, and OS Restaurant Services (the latter two doing business as Outback Steakhouse) in the U.S. District Court for the ... read more >
In September 2006, the Denver District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed this lawsuit against Outback Steakhouse of Florida, OS Restaurant Partners, and OS Restaurant Services (the latter two doing business as Outback Steakhouse) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado alleging discrimination on the basis of gender in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Individual complaining parties intervened in the lawsuit in November 2006, November 2007, and September 2007.

Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged that the defendants had discriminated against women employees by failing to hire or promote women to management positions and for failing to offer equal conditions of employment, especially as related to training and opportunities for advancement.

The parties engaged in discovery between 2006 and 2008.

On December 29, 2009, Judge Christine M. Arguello approved of a consent decree granting injunctive relief to the plaintiff. In addition to prohibiting retaliatory treatment towards any employees involved in this lawsuit, the Consent Decree also prohibits Outback from "discriminating against any employee or applicant on the basis of gender, in hiring, promotions, pay, terms and conditions of employment including providing women less favorable job assignments, less training opportunities, less opportunity for advancement, or creating or condoning a gender-based hostile work environment." The same "training and conditions of employment" should be available to all employees, and "scheduling and assignment of work shall be made in an equal and nondiscriminatory manner." The consent decree was scheduled to last four years. As there is no additional noteworthy activity reflected in the docket sheet, presumably the case closed in 2013.

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Issues and Causes of Action
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Affected Gender
Content of Injunction
Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Sex discrimination
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) OS Restaurant Partners, Inc.
OS Restaurant Services, Inc.
Outback Steakhouse of Florida, Inc.
Plaintiff Description All female workers employed at corporately-owned Outback restaurants from 2002 to the present who have at least three years of tenure
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status outcome Granted
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2009 - 2013
Filed 09/28/2006
Case Closing Year 2013
Case Ongoing No
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Court Docket(s)
D. Colo.
EE-CO-0041-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
D. Colo.
Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-CO-0041-0001.pdf | Detail
D. Colo.
Complaint in Intervention [ECF# 10]
EE-CO-0041-0002.pdf | Detail
D. Colo.
Amended Complaint in Intervention [ECF# 24]
EE-CO-0041-0003.pdf | Detail
D. Colo.
EEOC's First Amended Complaint [ECF# 25]
EE-CO-0041-0004.pdf | Detail
D. Colo.
Order [Regarding Motion for Protective Order] [ECF# 41]
EE-CO-0041-0005.pdf | Detail
D. Colo.
Order and Memorandum of Decision granting Defendant Motion to Dismiss [ECF# 151]
EE-CO-0041-0007.pdf | Detail
D. Colo.
Second Amended Complaint in Intervention and Jury Demand [ECF# 158]
EE-CO-0041-0008.pdf | Detail
D. Colo.
Complaint in Intervention and Jury Demand [ECF# 207]
EE-CO-0041-0009.pdf | Detail
D. Colo.
Consent Decree [ECF# 396] (2009 WL 5177751)
EE-CO-0041-0010.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Source: BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
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Judges Arguello, Christine M. (D. Colo.) show/hide docs
EE-CO-0041-0010 | EE-CO-0041-9000
Boland, Boyd N. (D. Colo.) [Magistrate] show/hide docs
Mix, Kristen L. (D. Colo.) [Magistrate] show/hide docs
Nottingham, Edward Willis Jr. (D. Colo.) show/hide docs
Plaintiff's Lawyers Feiger, Lynn D. (Colorado) show/hide docs
EE-CO-0041-0002 | EE-CO-0041-0003 | EE-CO-0041-0008 | EE-CO-0041-0009 | EE-CO-0041-0010 | EE-CO-0041-9000
Fuller, Ann Louise (Colorado) show/hide docs
EE-CO-0041-0001 | EE-CO-0041-9000
Kittle, Rita Byrnes (Colorado) show/hide docs
EE-CO-0041-0001 | EE-CO-0041-0004 | EE-CO-0041-0010 | EE-CO-0041-9000
O'Neill, Mary Jo (Arizona) show/hide docs
EE-CO-0041-0001 | EE-CO-0041-0010
Randall, Jennifer Ann (Colorado) show/hide docs
Struble, Stephanie (Colorado) show/hide docs
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Weeks, Nancy A. (Colorado) show/hide docs
EE-CO-0041-0001 | EE-CO-0041-0004 | EE-CO-0041-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Collins, John L. (Texas) show/hide docs
Lee, Lawrence L. (Colorado) show/hide docs
Maatman, Gerald L Jr. (Illinois) show/hide docs
Mandelson, Richard Saul (Colorado) show/hide docs
EE-CO-0041-0010 | EE-CO-0041-9000
Moore, Steven Woodrow (Colorado) show/hide docs
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Mueller, Stacy Dian (Colorado) show/hide docs
Oberti, Mark Joseph (Texas) show/hide docs
Ross, David Bennet (New York) show/hide docs
Trim, Roger Glenn (Colorado) show/hide docs
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