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FCHR Order No. 12-057

Date of Release: 10/30/2012

STATE OF FLORIDA

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RELATIONS

WESTERN ULYSSE

 

EEOC Case No. 510201104671

Petitioner

 

FCHR Case No. 2011-02085

   

DOAH Case No. 12-0116

v.

 

FCHR Order No. 12-057

     

STEAK N SHAKE

   

Respondent

   

FINAL ORDER DISMISSING PETITION FOR

RELIEF FROM AN UNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE

Preliminary Matters

Petitioner Western Ulysse filed a complaint of discrimination pursuant to the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992, Sections 760.01 - 760.11, Florida Statutes (2010), alleging that Respondent Steak N Shake committed an unlawful employment practice on the bases of Petitioner’s National Origin, sex, and race (none of which were specifically identified in the complaint) by terminating Petitioner from employment.

The allegations set forth in the complaint were investigated, and, on December 15, 2011, the Executive Director issued a determination finding that there was no reasonable cause to believe that an unlawful employment practice had occurred.

Petitioner filed a Petition for Relief from an Unlawful Employment Practice, and the case was transmitted to the Division of Administrative Hearings for the conduct of a formal proceeding.

An evidentiary hearing was held in Orlando, Florida, on July 27, 2012, before Administrative Law Judge R. Bruce McKibben.

Judge McKibben issued a Recommended Order of dismissal, dated August 28, 2012.

The Commission panel designated below considered the record of this matter and determined the action to be taken on the Recommended Order.

Findings of Fact

We find the Administrative Law Judge’s findings of fact to be supported by competent substantial evidence.

We adopt the Administrative Law Judge’s findings of fact.

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Conclusions of Law

We find the Administrative Law Judge’s application of the law to the facts to result in a correct disposition of the matter.

We adopt the Administrative Law Judge’s conclusions of law.

Exceptions

Neither of the parties filed exceptions to the Administrative Law Judge’s Recommended Order.

Dismissal

The Petition for Relief and Complaint of Discrimination are DISMISSED with prejudice.

The parties have the right to seek judicial review of this Order. The Commission and the appropriate District Court of Appeal must receive notice of appeal within 30 days of the date this Order is filed with the Clerk of the Commission. Explanation of the right to appeal is found in Section 120.68, Florida Statutes, and in the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure 9.110.

DONE AND ORDERED this 30th day of October , 2012.

FOR THE FLORIDA COMMISSION ON HUMAN RELATIONS:

Commissioner Gilbert M. Singer, Panel Chairperson;

Commissioner Michell Long; and

Commissioner Mario M. Valle

Filed this 30th day of October , 2012,

in Tallahassee, Florida.

__________/s/___________________

Violet Crawford, Clerk

Commission on Human Relations

2009 Apalachee Parkway, Suite 100

Tallahassee, FL 32301

(850) 488-7082

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Copies furnished to:

Western Ulysse

c/o Jerry Girley, Esq.

The Girley Law Firm, P.A.

125 East Marks Street

Orlando, FL 32803

Steak N Shake

c/o Heather J. Casagrande, Esq.

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash,

Smoak and Stewart, P.C.

100 North Tampa Street, Suite 3600

Tampa, FL 33602

R. Bruce McKibben, Administrative Law Judge, DOAH

James Mallue, Legal Advisor for Commission Panel

I HEREBY CERTIFY that a copy of the foregoing has been mailed to the above listed addressees this 30th day of October , 2012.

By: __________/s/________________

Clerk of the Commission

Florida Commission on Human Relations