Case: EEOC v. AT&T, Inc.

3:07-cv-04810 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Filed Date: Sept. 19, 2007

Closed Date: Aug. 18, 2008

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Case Summary

On September 19 2007, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) filed suit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of an African-American employee. The complaint alleged that defendant AT&T, Inc. engaged in unlawful employment practices, including the denial of the employee's promotion on the basis of her race. Plaintiff sought injunctive and declaratory rel…

On September 19 2007, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) filed suit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of an African-American employee. The complaint alleged that defendant AT&T, Inc. engaged in unlawful employment practices, including the denial of the employee's promotion on the basis of her race. Plaintiff sought injunctive and declaratory relief, as well as monetary relief for the aggrieved employee.

On August 18, 2008 the parties settled under a consent decree issued by the District Court (Judge Charles R. Breyer). The settlement called for a monetary payment of $78,000 for the employee, as well as for her promotion upon the next available position. It also required the defendant to revise its equal opportunity policies to affirm compliance with Title VII and to provide means for employees to report disparate hiring practices. Furthermore, the defendant had to post notice of this settlement for its employees to see. Finally, the settlement required AT&T to conduct a half-day training seminar for its California staffing managers regarding equal employment hiring and promotion practices. The decree was to remain in effect for a one year period.

Summary Authors

Adam Teitelbaum (3/14/2010)

People

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Judge(s)

Breyer, Charles R. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cheung, Raymond T. (California)

Offen-Brown, David F. (California)

Tamayo, William Robert (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Huibonhoa, Katherine C. (California)

Scher, Laura Beth (California)

Judge(s)

Breyer, Charles R. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cheung, Raymond T. (California)

Offen-Brown, David F. (California)

Tamayo, William Robert (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Huibonhoa, Katherine C. (California)

Scher, Laura Beth (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. AT&T, Inc

Aug. 18, 2008 Docket
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Complaint

Sept. 19, 2007 Complaint
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Consent Decree

Aug. 18, 2008 Settlement Agreement

Resources

Title Description External URL

Judicial Independence, Employment Discrimination Studies Funded

Ann Nicholson

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Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4169137/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-att-inc/

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
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COMPLAINT; summons issued against AT&T Inc. Filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (slh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/19/2007) Additional attachment(s) added on 9/20/2007 (slh, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 09/19/2007)

Sept. 19, 2007 RECAP
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ADR SCHEDULING ORDER: Case Management Statement due by 12/19/2007. Case Management Conference set for 12/26/2007 01:30 PM. (Attachments: # 1 EMC Standing Order; # 2 Case Management Standing Order)(slh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/19/2007) (Entered: 09/19/2007)

1 EMC Standing Order

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2 Case Management Standing Order

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Sept. 19, 2007 RECAP
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SERVICE Executed Acknowledgement filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Cheung, Raymond) (Filed on 10/26/2007) (Entered: 10/26/2007)

Oct. 26, 2007 RECAP
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Defendant Pacific Bell Directory d/b/a AT&T Advertising and Publishing's ANSWER to Complaint byAT&T Inc.. (Huibonhoa, Katherine) (Filed on 11/13/2007) (Entered: 11/13/2007)

Nov. 13, 2007 RECAP
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Certificate of Interested Entities by AT&T Inc. Defendant's Certification As To Interested Entities or Persons (Huibonhoa, Katherine) (Filed on 11/13/2007) (Entered: 11/13/2007)

Nov. 13, 2007 RECAP
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NOTICE by AT&T Inc. Defendants' Corporate Disclosure Statement (Huibonhoa, Katherine) (Filed on 11/13/2007) (Entered: 11/13/2007)

Nov. 13, 2007 RECAP
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Declination to Proceed Before a U.S. Magistrate Judge by AT&T Inc. And REquest For Reassignment To A United States District Judge. (Huibonhoa, Katherine) (Filed on 11/13/2007) (Entered: 11/13/2007)

Nov. 13, 2007 RECAP
8

CLERK'S NOTICE of Impending Reassignment to U.S. District Judge (bpf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/15/2007) (Entered: 11/15/2007)

Nov. 15, 2007 RECAP
9

ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Charles R. Breyer for all further proceedings. Judge Edward M. Chen no longer assigned to the case. Signed by Executive Committee on 11/16/07. (ha, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/16/2007) (Entered: 11/16/2007)

Nov. 16, 2007 RECAP
10

CLERK'S NOTICE Case Management Conference set for 1/4/2008 08:30 AM. (be, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/26/2007) (Entered: 11/26/2007)

Nov. 26, 2007 RECAP
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STIPULATION To Extend Time For FRCP 26 Conference And Joint ADR Certification; Declaration Of Laura B. Scher In Support Thereof; and [Proposed] Order by AT&T Inc.. (Scher, Laura) (Filed on 11/28/2007) (Entered: 11/28/2007)

Nov. 28, 2007 RECAP
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ORDER re 11 Stipulation filed by AT&T Inc.. Signed by Judge Charles R. Breyer on 11/2907. (be, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/29/2007) (Entered: 11/29/2007)

Nov. 29, 2007 RECAP
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ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5b) of discussion of ADR options (Scher, Laura) (Filed on 12/7/2007) (Entered: 12/07/2007)

Dec. 7, 2007 RECAP
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STIPULATION and Proposed Order selecting Mediation by AT&T Inc. Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Selecting ADR Process (Scher, Laura) (Filed on 12/13/2007) (Entered: 12/13/2007)

Dec. 13, 2007 RECAP
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ORDER REFERRING CASE to Mediation.. Signed by Judge Charles R. Breyer on 12/14/07. (be, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/14/2007) (Entered: 12/14/2007)

Dec. 14, 2007 RECAP
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JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT And [Proposed] Order filed by AT&T Inc.. (Huibonhoa, Katherine) (Filed on 12/19/2007) (Entered: 12/19/2007)

Dec. 19, 2007 RECAP
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REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Cheung, Raymond) (Filed on 12/19/2007) (Entered: 12/19/2007)

Dec. 19, 2007 RECAP
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ADR Clerk's Notice Appointing Alan R. Berkowitz as Mediator. (cmf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/26/2007) (Entered: 12/26/2007)

Dec. 26, 2007 RECAP
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Minute Entry: Initial Case Management Conference held on 1/4/2008 before Charles R. Breyer (Date Filed: 1/4/2008). Matter continued to allow parties to come to some resolution. Further Case Management Conference set for 4/11/2008 08:30 AM. (Court Reporter None.) (fj, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 1/4/2008) (Entered: 01/04/2008)

Jan. 4, 2008 RECAP
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STIPULATION Confidentiality Stipulation and [Proposed] Order by AT&T Inc.. (Huibonhoa, Katherine) (Filed on 1/30/2008) (Entered: 01/30/2008)

Jan. 30, 2008 RECAP
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CONFIDENTIALITY STIPULATION AND ORDER re 20 Stipulation filed by AT&T Inc.. Signed by Judge Charles R. Breyer on 02/01/08. (be, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/1/2008) (Entered: 02/01/2008)

Feb. 1, 2008 RECAP
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STIPULATION To Extend Time For Mediation And [Proposed] Order by AT&T Inc.. (Scher, Laura) (Filed on 2/20/2008) (Entered: 02/20/2008)

Feb. 20, 2008 RECAP
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ORDER to Extend time for Mediation re 22 Stipulation filed by AT&T Inc.. Signed by Judge Charles R. Breyer on 2/22/08. (be, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/25/2008) (Entered: 02/25/2008)

Feb. 25, 2008 RECAP
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JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT and [Proposed] Order filed by AT&T Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Signature Page (Declarations/Stipulations) Signature of Raymond T. Cheung)(Huibonhoa, Katherine) (Filed on 3/26/2008) (Entered: 03/26/2008)

1 Signature Page (Declarations/Stipulations) Signature of Raymond T. Cheung

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March 26, 2008 RECAP
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Minute Entry: Further Case Management Conference held on 4/11/2008 before Charles R. Breyer (Date Filed: 4/11/2008). Further Case Management Conference set for 5/30/2008 08:30 AM. (Court Reporter - Not Reported.) (be, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 4/11/2008) (Entered: 04/11/2008)

April 11, 2008 RECAP
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JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT AND [PROPOSED] ORDER filed by AT&T Inc.. (Huibonhoa, Katherine) (Filed on 5/20/2008) (Entered: 05/20/2008)

May 20, 2008 RECAP
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CERTIFICATION OF MEDIATION Session dated 5/16/2008 by Mediator, Alan R. Berkowitz; Mediation session held 5/15/2008; Case settled. (cmf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/21/2008) (Entered: 05/21/2008)

May 21, 2008 RECAP
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ORDER continuing case management conference. Further Case Management Conference set for 7/25/2008 08:30 AM.. Signed by Judge Charles R. Breyer on 5/20/08. (be, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/21/2008) (Entered: 05/21/2008)

May 21, 2008 RECAP
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CORRECTED ORDER. re 28 Order continuing case management conference. Further Case Management Conference set for 7/25/2008 08:30 AM.. Set Hearings. Signed by Judge Charles R. Bryer on 5/20/08. (be, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/21/2008) (Entered: 05/21/2008)

May 21, 2008 RECAP
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CLERK'S NOTICE Further Case Management Conference reset for 8/1/2008 08:30 AM. Case Management Statement due by 7/25/2008. (be, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/7/2008) (Entered: 07/07/2008)

July 7, 2008 RECAP
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JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT and PROPOSED Order filed by AT&T Inc.. (Huibonhoa, Katherine) (Filed on 7/23/2008) (Entered: 07/23/2008)

July 23, 2008 RECAP
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Proposed Order re 27 Certification of Mediation Session Consent Decree by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Cheung, Raymond) (Filed on 8/13/2008) (Entered: 08/13/2008)

Aug. 13, 2008 RECAP
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CONSENT DECREE and ORDER. Signed by Judge Charles R. Breyer on 8/18/08. (be, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/18/2008) (Entered: 08/18/2008)

Aug. 18, 2008 RECAP

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 19, 2007

Closing Date: Aug. 18, 2008

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

AT&T, Inc, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. § 1001

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

Availably Documents:

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: 78,000

Order Duration: 2008 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Promotion

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits