Case: EEOC v. Step Three, Ltd.

1:13-cv-00674 | U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii

Filed Date: Dec. 9, 2013

Closed Date: 2015

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Case Summary

On December 9, 2013, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed this lawsuit against Step Three, Ltd, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII. Step Three, Ltd. is a Hawaiian resort retailer. The EEOC brought the lawsuit on behalf of a former employee who was fired when she became pregnant. The EEOC sought injunctive relief and monetary damages for pregnancy discrimination. Two days after the complaint was file…

On December 9, 2013, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed this lawsuit against Step Three, Ltd, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII. Step Three, Ltd. is a Hawaiian resort retailer. The EEOC brought the lawsuit on behalf of a former employee who was fired when she became pregnant. The EEOC sought injunctive relief and monetary damages for pregnancy discrimination.

Two days after the complaint was filed, the parties settled; Judge Alan C. Kay signed off on their jointly proposed consent degree on December 13, 2013. The two-year consent decree requires the defendant settled to pay $60,000 to the victim and provide her with a neutral reference. The defendant also agreed to hire a consultant to ensure compliance with Title VII and the ADA; revise the company's anti-discrimination policies and procedures; provide annual training for staff; and hold supervisory staff accountable for engaging in or failing to address discrimination, harassment or retaliation on the job. The EEOC will monitor compliance with the agreement.

There is nothing more in the docket sheet after the 2013 settlement; presumably the case was closed as of December 2015.

Summary Authors

Susie Choi (2/9/2017)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4245004/parties/us-equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-step-three-ltd/


Judge(s)

Kay, Alan Cooke (Hawaii)

Puglisi, Richard L. (New Mexico)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

Lopez, P. David (Texas)

Mallik, Amrita (Hawaii)

Park, Anna Y. (California)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Kay, Alan Cooke (Hawaii)

Puglisi, Richard L. (New Mexico)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

Lopez, P. David (Texas)

Mallik, Amrita (Hawaii)

Park, Anna Y. (California)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:13-cv-00674

EEOC v. Step Three, Ltd. Docket

Dec. 13, 2013

Dec. 13, 2013

Docket
1

1:13-cv-00674

Complaint

Dec. 9, 2013

Dec. 9, 2013

Complaint

EEOC Press Release

EEOC v. Step Three

No Court

Dec. 11, 2013

Dec. 11, 2013

Press Release
9

1:13-cv-00674

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Step Three

Dec. 13, 2013

Dec. 13, 2013

Settlement Agreement

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4245004/us-equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-step-three-ltd/

Last updated Aug. 30, 2022, 3:11 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT; Jury Trial Demanded against All Defendants - filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(emt, ) (Entered: 12/10/2013)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Dec. 9, 2013

Dec. 9, 2013

RECAP
2

Order Setting Rule 16 Scheduling Conference TO BE SET Before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi - Signed by CHIEF JUDGE SUSAN OKI MOLLWAY on 12/9/13. (Attachments: # 1 Memo from Clerk Re: Corporate Disclosure Statements)(emt, ) (Entered: 12/10/2013)

1 Memo from Clerk Re: Corporate Disclosure Statements

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Dec. 9, 2013

Dec. 9, 2013

PACER
3

NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT TO UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE. (Attachments: # 1 Election Form: Consent to Jurisdiction by United States Magistrate Judge)(emt, ) (Entered: 12/10/2013)

1 Election Form: Consent to Jurisdiction by United States Magistrate Judge

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Dec. 9, 2013

Dec. 9, 2013

PACER
4

Summons Issued as to Step Three, Ltd. (emt, ) (Entered: 12/10/2013)

Dec. 9, 2013

Dec. 9, 2013

PACER
5

EO: Rule 16 Scheduling Conference is set for 09:00AM on 3/18/2014 before JUDGE RICHARD L. PUGLISI. Counsel for Plaintiff shall notify Defendants of the Rule 16 Scheduling Conference set by the Court. (JUDGE RICHARD L. PUGLISI)(mrf)CERTIFICATE OF SERVICEParticipants registered to receive electronic notifications received this document electronically at the e-mail address listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF). Participants not registered to receive electronic notifications were served by first class mail on the date of this docket entry (Entered: 12/10/2013)

Dec. 10, 2013

Dec. 10, 2013

PACER
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SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT / [PROPOSED] CONSENT DECREE AND ORDER by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Notice to Employees Re: Settlement, # 2 Certificate of Service)(Park, Anna) (Entered: 12/11/2013)

1 Exhibit A - Notice to Employees Re: Settlement

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2 Certificate of Service

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Dec. 11, 2013

Dec. 11, 2013

PACER
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EO: The Clerk's Office is directed to re-assign this case to a District Judge. (JUDGE RICHARD L. PUGLISI)(mrf)CERTIFICATE OF SERVICEParticipants registered to receive electronic notifications received this document electronically at the e-mail address listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF). Participants not registered to receive electronic notifications were served by first class mail on the date of this docket entry (Entered: 12/11/2013)

Dec. 11, 2013

Dec. 11, 2013

PACER
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NOTICE of Case Reassignment: Please reflect Civil Case Number CIV NO 13-00674 ACK-RLP on all further documents and pleadings. (eps )CERTIFICATE OF SERVICEParticipants registered to receive electronic notifications received this document electronically at the e-mail address listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF). Participants not registered to receive electronic notifications were served by first class mail on the date of this docket entry. Modified on 12/11/2013 correcting case number (eps). (Entered: 12/11/2013)

Dec. 11, 2013

Dec. 11, 2013

PACER
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Consent Decree and ORDER. Signed by JUDGE ALAN C KAY on 12/13/2013. (gab, )CERTIFICATE OF SERVICEParticipants registered to receive electronic notifications received this document electronically at the e-mail address listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF). Participants not registered to receive electronic notifications were served by first class mail on the date of this docket entry (Entered: 12/13/2013)

Dec. 13, 2013

Dec. 13, 2013

RECAP
10

CLERK'S JUDGMENT (gab, )CERTIFICATE OF SERVICEParticipants registered to receive electronic notifications received this document electronically at the e-mail address listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF). Participants not registered to receive electronic notifications were served by first class mail on the date of this docket entry (Entered: 12/13/2013)

Dec. 13, 2013

Dec. 13, 2013

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Hawaii

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 9, 2013

Closing Date: 2015

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiff is an employee of defendant's who was discriminated against when she became pregnant.

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

Step Three, LTD (Honolulu, Honolulu), Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Retailer

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

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: 60,000

Order Duration: 2013 - 2015

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Monitoring

Provide antidiscrimination training

Retaliation Prohibition

Training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Pregnancy discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits