Case: United States of America v. City of San Antonio, Texas

5:06-cv-00839 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Filed Date: Sept. 29, 2006

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Case Summary

On September 29, 2006, the United States filed a lawsuit under Title VII against the City of San Antonio in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, alleging that the San Antonio Police Department discriminated against a female employee on the basis of her sex and pregnant condition. Specifically, the United States contended that the Police Department required this employee to assume a limited duty position on the sole basis of her pregnancy, regardless of her ability to work,…

On September 29, 2006, the United States filed a lawsuit under Title VII against the City of San Antonio in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, alleging that the San Antonio Police Department discriminated against a female employee on the basis of her sex and pregnant condition. Specifically, the United States contended that the Police Department required this employee to assume a limited duty position on the sole basis of her pregnancy, regardless of her ability to work, and failed or refused to take appropriate action to remedy the effects of her discriminatory treatment. The United States sought remedial and injunctive relief.

The EEOC investigated the charge, found reasonable cause to believe that the allegation of sex discrimination was true, attempted unsuccessfully to achieve through conciliation a voluntary resolution of the charge and subsequently referred the matter to the Department of Justice.

On August 7, 2007, the United States and the defendant agreed to enter into a settlement agreement, approved by the district court (Judge Xavier Rodriguez). The agreement required the City to provide live training, or a videotape of the training regarding Title VII's prohibition against pregnancy discrimination including the determination of how and when pregnant employees will be placed on limited-duty assignments because of pregnancy. The City also agreed to pay the female Detective monetary damages.

We have no further information on this case.

Summary Authors

Dana Schwarz (11/8/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Rodriguez, Xavier (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kim, Wan J. (District of Columbia)

Palmer, David J. (District of Columbia)

Paniszczyn, John Francis (District of Columbia)

Wasserman, Carl D (District of Columbia)

Woodard, Karen D. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Klein, Deborah Lynne (Texas)

Kosanovich, Mark (Texas)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Bernard, Michael Debs (Texas)

Gonzales, Alberto (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Rodriguez, Xavier (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kim, Wan J. (District of Columbia)

Palmer, David J. (District of Columbia)

Paniszczyn, John Francis (District of Columbia)

Wasserman, Carl D (District of Columbia)

Woodard, Karen D. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Klein, Deborah Lynne (Texas)

Kosanovich, Mark (Texas)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Bernard, Michael Debs (Texas)

Gonzales, Alberto (District of Columbia)

Sutton, Johnny K. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

United States of America v. City of San Antonio

Aug. 7, 2007 Docket
1

Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial

Sept. 29, 2006 Complaint
15

Settlement Agreement

US v City of San Antonio

Aug. 7, 2007 Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT , filed by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(bn, ) (Entered: 10/02/2006)

Sept. 29, 2006
2

Summons Issued as to City of San Antonio. (bn, ) (Entered: 10/02/2006)

Sept. 29, 2006

If ordered by the court, all referrals will be assigned to Magistrate Judge Primomo (bn, ) (Entered: 10/02/2006)

Sept. 29, 2006
3

SUMMONS Returned Executed by United States of America. City of San Antonio served on 10/5/2006, answer due 10/25/2006. (rf) (Entered: 10/11/2006)

Oct. 11, 2006
4

ANSWER to Complaint by City of San Antonio.(rf) (Entered: 10/25/2006)

Oct. 25, 2006
5

ORDER AND ADVISORY: Notice of right to consent to disposition of a civil case by a U.S. Magistrate Judge., Order for Scheduling Recommendations/Proposed Scheduling Order. Plaintiff shall submit a scheduling recommendations/proposed scheduling order to the Court by 12/26/2006. Signed by Judge Xavier Rodriguez. (rf) (Entered: 11/06/2006)

Nov. 6, 2006
6

CONSENT/NON-CONSENT to Trial by US Magistrate Judge by United States of America Received. (Document is sealed pursuant to the Electronic Filing Procedures for the Western District of Texas). (rf) Modified on 12/6/2006, to correct filer (rf). (Entered: 12/06/2006)

Dec. 6, 2006

Notice of Correction: **NOTIFIED PARTIES THAT THE FILER HAS BEEN CORRECTED TO REFLECT THAT DOCUMENT WAS FILED BY USA** re [6] Consent/Non- Consent to Trial by US Magistrate Judge Received. (rf) (Entered: 12/06/2006)

Dec. 6, 2006
7

CONSENT/NON-CONSENT to Trial by US Magistrate Judge by City of San Antonio Received. (Document is sealed pursuant to the Electronic Filing Procedures for the Western District of Texas). (rf) (Entered: 12/07/2006)

Dec. 6, 2006
8

Scheduling Recommendations/Proposed Scheduling Order Joint Motion for Entry of Scheduling Order by City of San Antonio. (Attachments: # 1)(Klein, Deborah) (Entered: 12/21/2006)

Dec. 21, 2006
9

SCHEDULING ORDER granting 8 joint motion for entry of scheduling order. Pretrial Conference set for 11/21/2007 9:30 AM before Honorable Xavier Rodriguez. Jury Selection set for 12/3/2007 9:30 AM before Honorable Xavier Rodriguez. Jury Trial set for 12/3/2007 9:30 AM before Honorable Xavier Rodriguez. ADR Report Deadline due by 1/29/2007. Amended Pleadings due by 3/2/2007. Discovery due by 8/20/2007. Motions due by 9/24/2007. Signed by Judge Xavier Rodriguez. (rf) (Entered: 01/04/2007)

Jan. 3, 2007
10

Pretrial Disclosures Defendant City of San Antonio's Initial Disclosures by City of San Antonio. (Klein, Deborah) (Entered: 01/12/2007)

Jan. 12, 2007
11

Pretrial Disclosures Plaintiff United States' Initial Disclosures by United States of America. (Wasserman, Carl) (Entered: 01/12/2007)

Jan. 12, 2007
12

ADR Report Filed - Defendant City of San Antonio's ADR Report by City of San Antonio(Klein, Deborah) (Entered: 01/29/2007)

Jan. 29, 2007
13

ADR Report Filed - by United States of America(Woodard, Karen) (Entered: 01/29/2007)

Jan. 29, 2007
14

Joint MOTION for Settlement Agreement Approval by United States of America, City of San Antonio. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Settlement Agreement)(Wasserman, Carl) (Entered: 08/06/2007)

Aug. 6, 2007
15

ORDER granting 14 Motion for Settlement Signed by Judge Xavier Rodriguez. (rg1, ) (Entered: 08/07/2007)

Aug. 7, 2007

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 29, 2006

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of a female employee

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

City of San Antonio (San Antonio), City

Defendant Type(s):

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 2007 - None

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Demotion

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female