Case: EEOC v. MOLL INDUSTRIES

1:06-cv-00836 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

Filed Date: Sept. 26, 2006

Closed Date: 2009

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Case Summary

In September 2006, the Charlotte District Office of the EEOC filed suit in U.S. District Court, North Carolina Middle District, against Moll Industries. The suit alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by terminating a female employee because she was pregnant. The employee, who had been hired by the defendant through a staffing agency, was 29 weeks pregnant. When she reported to work, she was fired within an hour.

The case was settled and resolved by a consent decree in April of 2007. The decree awarded the complainant $20,000 and provided for injunctive relief as well. Moll Industries was ordered to expunge the complainant's record, and was required to develop new anti-discrimination policies, procedures, and training programs. The decree was to last for two years. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (5/23/2008)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:06-cv-00836

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Moll Industries, Inc.

April 20, 2007

April 20, 2007

Docket
1

1:06-cv-00836

Complaint

EEOC v. Moll Industries, Inc.

Sept. 26, 2006

Sept. 26, 2006

Complaint
9

1:06-cv-00836

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Moll Industries, Inc.

April 20, 2007

April 20, 2007

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 7, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against MOLL INDUSTRIES, INC., filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, UNITED STATES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION.(CALDWELL, STACEY) (Entered: 09/26/2006)

Sept. 26, 2006

Sept. 26, 2006

CASE REFERRED to Standing Order 30 (McClain, Abby) (Entered: 09/26/2006)

Sept. 26, 2006

Sept. 26, 2006

3

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint by MOLL INDUSTRIES, INC. Responses due by 1/5/2007 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Letter confirming extension agreement# 2 Text of Proposed Order Order allowing Extension)(WRIGHT, R.) (Entered: 12/13/2006)

Dec. 13, 2006

Dec. 13, 2006

ORDER granting 3 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer for MOLL INDUSTRIES, INC. Answer due by 1/19/2007. Signed by John Brubaker, Clerk of Court, on 12/13/06. (BRUBAKER, JOHN) (Entered: 12/13/2006)

Dec. 13, 2006

Dec. 13, 2006

4

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint by MOLL INDUSTRIES, INC..Responses due by 2/12/2007 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Order Extending Time to File Answer)(WRIGHT, R.) (Entered: 01/18/2007)

Jan. 18, 2007

Jan. 18, 2007

ORDER granting 4 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer for MOLL INDUSTRIES, INC. Answer due by 2/18/2007. Signed by John Brubaker, Clerk of Court, on 01/18/06. (BRUBAKER, JOHN) (Entered: 01/18/2007)

Jan. 18, 2007

Jan. 18, 2007

5

Notice to Parties RE: SO30. Responses due by 3/5/2007 (McCarty, Dianne) (Entered: 01/31/2007)

Jan. 31, 2007

Jan. 31, 2007

6

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint by MOLL INDUSTRIES, INC..Responses due by 3/9/2007 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(WRIGHT, R.) (Entered: 02/14/2007)

Feb. 14, 2007

Feb. 14, 2007

***Motions Referred: 6 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint to Judge RUSSELL A. ELIASON - (McCarty, Dianne) (Entered: 02/14/2007)

Feb. 14, 2007

Feb. 14, 2007

7

ORDER signed by Judge RUSSELL A. ELIASON on 2/14/07 granting 6 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer by MOLL INDUSTRIES, INC.Answer due by 3/2/2007. (Dickerson, Nancy) (Entered: 02/15/2007)

Feb. 14, 2007

Feb. 14, 2007

Case Reported Settled by Attorney Wright, counsel for deft. Dismissal due by 4/4/2007. (Powell, Gloria) (Entered: 03/06/2007)

March 5, 2007

March 5, 2007

Telephone Notice on 4/6/2007 from Attorney Caldwell, counsel for EEOC: Motion for Dismissal/Consent Decree forthcoming from counsel for defendant. (Powell, Gloria) (Entered: 04/06/2007)

April 6, 2007

April 6, 2007

8

Consent MOTION to Dismiss and for Entry of Consent Decree by MOLL INDUSTRIES, INC. Responses due by 5/3/2007 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Consent Decree)(WRIGHT, R.) (Entered: 04/10/2007)

April 10, 2007

April 10, 2007

Case Reassigned to Judge JAMES A. BEATY, JR. Judge UNASSIGNED no longer assigned to the case. (Powell, Gloria) (Entered: 04/18/2007)

April 18, 2007

April 18, 2007

***Motions Submitted: 8 Consent MOTION to Dismiss and for Entry of Consent Decree to Judge JAMES A. BEATY JR. (Kemp, Donita) (Entered: 04/19/2007)

April 19, 2007

April 19, 2007

9

ORDER signed by Judge JAMES A. BEATY JR. on 4/20/07 granting 8 Motion to Dismiss and Entry of Consent Decree as set out in the body of the document. (Dickerson, Nancy) (Entered: 04/20/2007)

April 20, 2007

April 20, 2007

Case Details

State / Territory: North Carolina

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 26, 2006

Closing Date: 2009

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

Moll Industries, Inc. (Seagrove, North Carolina), 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: 20000

Order Duration: 2007 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Provide antidiscrimination training

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Monitoring

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits