Case: EEOC v. BFI Waste Services, LLC d/b/a/ Allied Waste Services of Little Rock

4:07-cv-00887 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas

Filed Date: Sept. 28, 2007

Closed Date: 2011

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Case Summary

On September 28, 2007, the EEOC filed this sex discrimination case against BFI Waste Services, LLC, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas at Little Rock. The case was brought on behalf of three female employees and a class of females who were affected by the employer's illegal employment practices, including its refusal to hire women as drivers.Although the complaint described a class of affected workers, no class certification was sought and the case was settled with…

On September 28, 2007, the EEOC filed this sex discrimination case against BFI Waste Services, LLC, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas at Little Rock. The case was brought on behalf of three female employees and a class of females who were affected by the employer's illegal employment practices, including its refusal to hire women as drivers.

Although the complaint described a class of affected workers, no class certification was sought and the case was settled within six months of filing with no discovery. A consent decree was entered by U.S. District Judge William R. Wilson, Jr. on March 27, 2008, providing damages to the claimants in the total amount of $190,780, and an injunction requiring the employer to stop refusing to hire female drivers on the basis of their sex and not to retaliate against any employee or applicant for their participation in the litigation. The decree also calls for non-discrimination training for the employer's managers and supervisors, posting of open driver positions and EEO policies, and reporting.

The decree is to remain in effect for three years, beginning with its entry on March 27, 2008. It will expire on March 27, 2011.

Summary Authors

Denise Heberle (1/5/2010)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

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Docket

March 27, 2008

March 27, 2008

Docket
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Complaint

Sept. 28, 2007

Sept. 28, 2007

Complaint
12

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Consent Decree

March 27, 2008

March 27, 2008

Settlement Agreement

Docket

Last updated Sept. 4, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT with Jury Demand filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against BFI Waste Services, LLC; (No summons were issued). (kjp) (Entered: 09/28/2007)

Sept. 28, 2007

Sept. 28, 2007

2

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to BFI Waste Services LLC by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Dixon, Pamela) (Entered: 10/26/2007)

Oct. 26, 2007

Oct. 26, 2007

3

NOTICE of Appearance by Paul D. Waddell on behalf of BFI Waste Services LLC (Waddell, Paul) (Entered: 11/30/2007)

Nov. 30, 2007

Nov. 30, 2007

4

ANSWER to 1 Complaint by BFI Waste Services LLC.(Waddell, Paul) (Entered: 11/30/2007)

Nov. 30, 2007

Nov. 30, 2007

5

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Admission by BFI Waste Services LLC (Waddell, Paul) (Entered: 12/04/2007)

Dec. 4, 2007

Dec. 4, 2007

6

(This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no pdf document associated with this entry.) ORDER granting 5 Defendant's Motion for Leave Mr. Stephen X. Munger and Mr. Owen T. Hill to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Mr. Stephen X. Munger and Mr. Owen T. Hill should enter appearances on behalf of Defendant. Signed by Judge William R. Wilson, Jr on 12/04/07. (dmm) (Entered: 12/04/2007)

Dec. 4, 2007

Dec. 4, 2007

7

NOTICE of Appearance by Owen T. Hill on behalf of BFI Waste Services LLC (Hill, Owen) (Entered: 12/07/2007)

Dec. 7, 2007

Dec. 7, 2007

8

NOTICE of Appearance by Stephen X. Munger on behalf of BFI Waste Services LLC (Munger, Stephen) (Entered: 12/07/2007)

Dec. 7, 2007

Dec. 7, 2007

9

INITIAL SCHEDULING ORDER (DOC): Jury Trial set for 2/3/2009 at 9:00 AM in Little Rock Courtroom #4C before Judge William R. Wilson Jr.; Rule 26(f) Report due by 2/22/2008. (maj) (Entered: 12/13/2007)

Dec. 13, 2007

Dec. 13, 2007

10

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting by BFI Waste Services LLC (Hill, Owen) (Entered: 02/20/2008)

Feb. 20, 2008

Feb. 20, 2008

11

FINAL SCHEDULING ORDER (DOC): Jury Trial set for 2/3/2009 at 9:00 AM in Little Rock Courtroom #4C before Judge William R. Wilson Jr; Discovery due by 11/18/2008; Motions due by 12/3/2008; Pretrial Disclosure Sheet due by 1/5/2009. (maj) (Entered: 03/04/2008)

March 4, 2008

March 4, 2008

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CONSENT DECREE by the parties that deft will comply with all provisions set forth in this Decree; each party shall bear that party's own costs, attorneys' fees, and expenses; terminating case. Signed by Judge William R. Wilson, Jr on 3/27/08. (vjt) (Entered: 03/31/2008)

March 27, 2008

March 27, 2008

Case Details

State / Territory: Arkansas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

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Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 28, 2007

Closing Date: 2011

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

EEOC on behalf of female employees denied jobs as drivers on the basis of their sex.

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

BFI Waste Services, LLC d/b/a Allied Waste Services of Little Rock, Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Sanitation/Public Works

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: $190,780.00

Order Duration: 2008 - 2011

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Reporting

Provide antidiscrimination training

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Discrimination Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits