Case: EEOC v. Greyhound Lines, Inc.

3:02-cv-00441 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Filed Date: June 24, 2002

Closed Date: May 28, 2003

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Richmond district office sued Greyhound Lines, Inc., a nationwide bus company, on June 24, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The EEOC claimed that Greyhound violated Title VII after discriminating against an employee based on his religion (Fourth Tabernacle, Church of God and Saints of Christ) by refusing to accommodate his religious practices and retaliating against him by firing him when he applied for accommodation to his regional office. The complainant intervened in the suit in August, 2002. The parties settled and the court entered a consent decree on May 28, 2003. The consent decree stipulated that the intervenor would receive $50,000 in damages, that Greyhound would not practice discriminatory behavior in the future and would provide Title VII compliance training for its management and supervisory personnel in its Richmond, Virginia office.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (6/1/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Dohnal, Dennis W. (Virginia)

Judge(s)

Dohnal, Dennis W. (Virginia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:02-cv-00441

Docket (PACER)

May 28, 2003

May 28, 2003

Docket

3:02-cv-00441

EEOC Litigation Settlement Report (May 2003)

No Court

May 28, 2003

May 28, 2003

Press Release

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 6, 2022, 3:06 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand (mful) (Entered: 06/24/2002)

June 24, 2002

June 24, 2002

SUMMONS issued for Greyhound Lines, Inc and returned to pltf's counsel by mail (mful) (Entered: 06/24/2002)

June 24, 2002

June 24, 2002

2

SUMMONS Returned Executed as to Greyhound Lines, Inc 7/10/02 Answer due on 7/30/02 for Greyhound Lines, Inc (mful) (Entered: 07/15/2002)

July 12, 2002

July 12, 2002

3

ANSWER to Complaint by Greyhound Lines, Inc (Attorney Jessica Regan Schneider, Karla Grossenbacher), (khan) (Entered: 07/30/2002)

July 30, 2002

July 30, 2002

4

MOTION by James E. Hill to Intervene by James E. Hill (mful) (Entered: 08/12/2002)

Aug. 12, 2002

Aug. 12, 2002

6

FINANCIAL AFFIDAVIT by Greyhound Lines, Inc (mful) (Entered: 08/14/2002)

Aug. 13, 2002

Aug. 13, 2002

5

ORDER granting [4-1] motion by James E. Hill to Intervene by James E. Hill ( signed by Judge James R. Spencer ) Copies Mailed: yes [EOD Date: 8/14/02] (mful) (Entered: 08/14/2002)

Aug. 14, 2002

Aug. 14, 2002

7

Rule 26 Disclosure by EEOC, Greyhound Lines, Inc, James E. Hill (mful) (Entered: 09/04/2002)

Sept. 4, 2002

Sept. 4, 2002

8

MOTION by Greyhound Lines, Inc for Karla Grossenbacher to appear pro hac vice Filing Fee Paid $ 25.00 Receipt # 65420 (mful) (Entered: 10/03/2002)

Oct. 3, 2002

Oct. 3, 2002

So Ordered: granting [8-1] motion by Greyhound Lines, Inc for Karla Grossenbacher to appear pro hac vice Filing Fee Paid $ 25.00 Receipt # 65420 ( signed by Judge James R. Spencer ) Copies Mailed: yes (mful) (Entered: 10/04/2002)

Oct. 4, 2002

Oct. 4, 2002

Deadline updated; RESET Pretrial Conference for 9:10 10/31/02 before Judge James R. Spencer (jpea) (Entered: 10/10/2002)

Oct. 10, 2002

Oct. 10, 2002

Pre-Trial Conference set at 1:00 11/19/02 before Judge James R. Spencer (lmcd) (Entered: 10/24/2002)

Oct. 24, 2002

Oct. 24, 2002

Deadline updated; reset Pretrial Conference for 1:45 11/19/02 before Judge James R. Spencer (lmcd) (Entered: 10/29/2002)

Oct. 29, 2002

Oct. 29, 2002

9

PRETRIAL ORDER filed Jury Trial date 9:30 3/18/03 ( signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis W. Dohnal ) Copies Mailed: Yes (dtho) (Entered: 11/19/2002)

Nov. 19, 2002

Nov. 19, 2002

FINAL Pre-Trial Conference set at 2:00 3/7/03 before Magistrate Judge Dennis W. Dohnal (dtho) (Entered: 11/19/2002)

Nov. 19, 2002

Nov. 19, 2002

Jury Trial set at 9:30 3/18/03 before Magistrate Judge Dennis W. Dohnal (dtho) (Entered: 11/19/2002)

Nov. 19, 2002

Nov. 19, 2002

10

ORDER that this case is referred to Magistrate Judge Dohnal for all purposes ( signed by Judge James R. Spencer ) Copies Mailed: yes [EOD Date: 11/21/02] (mful) (Entered: 11/21/2002)

Nov. 21, 2002

Nov. 21, 2002

CASE reassigned to Magistrate Judge Dennis W. Dohnal (mful) (Entered: 11/21/2002)

Nov. 21, 2002

Nov. 21, 2002

11

ORDER; upon a status conference call with all counsel concerning their joint request for rescheduling of the pending trial date and related scheduling deadlines, it is ORDERED 1) that the matter is reset for trial, by a jury, to commence on April 10, 2003, at 9:30 a.m.; 2) that the final pretrial conference is rescheduled to take place on April 1, 2003, at 2:00 p.m.; 3) that the Scheduling Order previously entered by the court is hereby modified to the extent that all deadlines are to be recomputed based on the new trial schedule; 4) that counsel for all parties are instructed to contact the chambers of U.S. Magistrate Judge David G. Lowe, within 5 business days of the date of this Order for purposes of scheduling a settlement conference thereafter, counsel to comply with whatever scheduling or filing requirements as Judge Lowe may require. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis W. Dohnal ) Copies Mailed: yes and faxed [EOD Date: 1/23/03] (cmcc) (Entered: 01/23/2003)

Jan. 23, 2003

Jan. 23, 2003

Jury Trial set at 9:30 4/10/03 before Magistrate Judge Dennis W. Dohnal (dtho) (Entered: 01/29/2003)

Jan. 29, 2003

Jan. 29, 2003

Pre-Trial Conference set at 2:00 4/2/03 before Magistrate Judge Dennis W. Dohnal (dtho) (Entered: 01/29/2003)

Jan. 29, 2003

Jan. 29, 2003

Deadline updated; reset Pretrial Conference for 2:00 4/1/03 before Magistrate Judge Dennis W. Dohnal (dtho) (Entered: 01/30/2003)

Jan. 30, 2003

Jan. 30, 2003

Settlement Conference set on 1:30 2/19/03 before Magistrate Judge David G. Lowe (lcha) (Entered: 02/07/2003)

Feb. 7, 2003

Feb. 7, 2003

Settlement Conference set on 1:00 3/11/03 before Magistrate Judge David G. Lowe (lcha) (Entered: 02/19/2003)

Feb. 19, 2003

Feb. 19, 2003

12

ORDER the matter is reset for trial, by a jury, to commence on May 1, 2003 at 9:30 a.m.; ORDERED that the Final Pretrial Conference is rescheduled to take place on April 23, 2003 at 2:00; ORDERED that the Scheduling Order previously entered by the court is hereby modified to the extent that all deadlines are to be recomputed based on the new trial schedule ( signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis W. Dohnal ) Copies Mailed: yes [EOD Date: 2/27/03] (cgar) (Entered: 02/27/2003)

Feb. 27, 2003

Feb. 27, 2003

Deadline updated; reset Pretrial Conference for 2:00 4/23/03 before Magistrate Judge Dennis W. Dohnal (dtho) (Entered: 03/04/2003)

March 4, 2003

March 4, 2003

Deadline updated; reset Jury Trial for 9:30 5/1/03 before Magistrate Judge Dennis W. Dohnal (dtho) (Entered: 03/04/2003)

March 4, 2003

March 4, 2003

13

PRAECIPE by Greyhound Lines, Inc for name change of Jessica Schneider (cgar) (Entered: 03/07/2003)

March 6, 2003

March 6, 2003

14

Consent Decree (See Decree for Details) ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis W. Dohnal ) Copies Mailed: y (thom) (Entered: 05/28/2003)

May 28, 2003

May 28, 2003

Case closed (thom) (Entered: 05/29/2003)

May 28, 2003

May 28, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: Virginia

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 24, 2002

Closing Date: May 28, 2003

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Greyhound Lines, Inc. (Richmond, Virginia), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 50000

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discipline

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit