Case: EEOC v. Fresh Express Farms Inc.

5:02-cv-04614 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Filed Date: Sept. 24, 2002

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

In September 2002, the EEOC district office of San Francisco, California brought this suit against Fresh Express, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The complaint alleged that a defendant maintained a sexually hostile work environment when it failed to discipline a supervisor who refused to stop making unwanted sexual advances. The complaint also alleged that the defendant retaliated against the aggrieved employee when she complained about the harassment.…

In September 2002, the EEOC district office of San Francisco, California brought this suit against Fresh Express, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The complaint alleged that a defendant maintained a sexually hostile work environment when it failed to discipline a supervisor who refused to stop making unwanted sexual advances. The complaint also alleged that the defendant retaliated against the aggrieved employee when she complained about the harassment.

The charging party intervened as a plaintiff in the suit. In May of 2004, the case was resolved; the intervenor-plaintiff reached a separate and confidential settlement agreement, while the EEOC settled its suit with a consent decree. The consent decree stated that the defendant must (1) comply with the nondiscrimination objectives of Title VII; (2) not retaliate against employees who bring discrimination to its attention; (3) establish a "no tolerance" policy concerning sex discrimination; (4) establish compliant procedures; (5) give one hour of anti-sex discrimination training to all of its employees annually; (6) train all its supervisors in the art of investigating sex discrimination; (7) and retain all records of training for EEOC inspection.

The decree was entered in 2004 and scheduled to last 2007. No further docket entries exist, so the case is presumably closed.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (5/30/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

5:02-cv-04614

Docket (PACER)

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Fresh Express, Inc.

May 12, 2004

May 12, 2004

Docket
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5:02-cv-04614

Complaint

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Fresh Express, Inc.

Sept. 24, 2002

Sept. 24, 2002

Complaint
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5:02-cv-04614

Complaint In Intervention

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Fresh Express, Inc.

April 23, 2003

April 23, 2003

Complaint
33

5:02-cv-04614

Consent Decree

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Fresh Express, Inc.

May 12, 2004

May 12, 2004

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4183173/us-equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-fresh-express-inc/

Last updated July 29, 2022, 3:04 a.m.

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Complaint

Sept. 24, 2002

Sept. 24, 2002

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Complaint

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Complaint

Sept. 24, 2002

Sept. 24, 2002

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Complaint

Sept. 24, 2002

Sept. 24, 2002

RECAP
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ADR Scheduling Order

Sept. 24, 2002

Sept. 24, 2002

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ADR Scheduling Order

Sept. 24, 2002

Sept. 24, 2002

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ADR Scheduling Order

Sept. 24, 2002

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ADR Scheduling Order

Sept. 24, 2002

Sept. 24, 2002

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3

Motion to Intervene

Oct. 15, 2002

Oct. 15, 2002

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3

Motion to Intervene

Oct. 15, 2002

Oct. 15, 2002

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3

Motion to Intervene

Oct. 15, 2002

Oct. 15, 2002

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3

Motion to Intervene

Oct. 15, 2002

Oct. 15, 2002

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4

Motion to Intervene

2 Declaration of Michael Meuter in Support

View on PACER

4 Proof of Service 1) Notice of Motion; Memo of P&A; Dec. of M. Meuter in Suppor

View on PACER

Oct. 15, 2002

Oct. 15, 2002

PACER
4

Motion to Intervene

2 Declaration of Michael Meuter in Support

View on PACER

4 Proof of Service 1) Notice of Motion; Memo of P&A; Dec. of M. Meuter in Suppor

View on PACER

Oct. 15, 2002

Oct. 15, 2002

PACER
4

Motion to Intervene

2 Declaration of Michael Meuter in Support

View on PACER

4 Proof of Service 1) Notice of Motion; Memo of P&A; Dec. of M. Meuter in Suppor

View on PACER

Oct. 15, 2002

Oct. 15, 2002

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4

Motion to Intervene

2 Declaration of Michael Meuter in Support

View on PACER

4 Proof of Service 1) Notice of Motion; Memo of P&A; Dec. of M. Meuter in Suppor

View on PACER

Oct. 15, 2002

Oct. 15, 2002

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5

Statement of Non-Opposition

Nov. 7, 2002

Nov. 7, 2002

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5

Statement of Non-Opposition

Nov. 7, 2002

Nov. 7, 2002

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Statement of Non-Opposition

Nov. 7, 2002

Nov. 7, 2002

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Statement of Non-Opposition

Nov. 7, 2002

Nov. 7, 2002

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6

Nov. 7, 2002

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7

Order on Motion to Intervene

Nov. 12, 2002

Nov. 12, 2002

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7

Order on Motion to Intervene

Nov. 12, 2002

Nov. 12, 2002

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7

Order on Motion to Intervene

Nov. 12, 2002

Nov. 12, 2002

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7

Order on Motion to Intervene

Nov. 12, 2002

Nov. 12, 2002

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8

Declination to Proceed Before a U.S. Magistrate Judge

Nov. 26, 2002

Nov. 26, 2002

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8

Declination to Proceed Before a U.S. Magistrate Judge

Nov. 26, 2002

Nov. 26, 2002

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8

Declination to Proceed Before a U.S. Magistrate Judge

Nov. 26, 2002

Nov. 26, 2002

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8

Declination to Proceed Before a U.S. Magistrate Judge

Nov. 26, 2002

Nov. 26, 2002

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9

Nov. 26, 2002

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9

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9

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9

Nov. 26, 2002

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10

Clerk's Notice of Impending Reassignment

Dec. 2, 2002

Dec. 2, 2002

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10

Clerk's Notice of Impending Reassignment

Dec. 2, 2002

Dec. 2, 2002

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10

Clerk's Notice of Impending Reassignment

Dec. 2, 2002

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10

Clerk's Notice of Impending Reassignment

Dec. 2, 2002

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Dec. 3, 2002

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12

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13

Stipulation and Order

Jan. 23, 2003

Jan. 23, 2003

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13

Stipulation and Order

Jan. 23, 2003

Jan. 23, 2003

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13

Stipulation and Order

Jan. 23, 2003

Jan. 23, 2003

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13

Stipulation and Order

Jan. 23, 2003

Jan. 23, 2003

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Order

March 18, 2003

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Order

March 18, 2003

March 18, 2003

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Order

March 18, 2003

March 18, 2003

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16

Order

March 18, 2003

March 18, 2003

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17

Answer to Complaint

April 16, 2003

April 16, 2003

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Answer to Complaint

April 16, 2003

April 16, 2003

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Answer to Complaint

April 16, 2003

April 16, 2003

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17

Answer to Complaint

April 16, 2003

April 16, 2003

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18

Intervenor Complaint

April 23, 2003

April 23, 2003

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18

Intervenor Complaint

April 23, 2003

April 23, 2003

Clearinghouse
18

Intervenor Complaint

April 23, 2003

April 23, 2003

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Intervenor Complaint

April 23, 2003

April 23, 2003

Clearinghouse
19

Joint Case Management Statement

May 12, 2003

May 12, 2003

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Joint Case Management Statement

May 12, 2003

May 12, 2003

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Joint Case Management Statement

May 12, 2003

May 12, 2003

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Joint Case Management Statement

May 12, 2003

May 12, 2003

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Case Management Conference - Initial

May 20, 2003

May 20, 2003

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Case Management Conference - Initial

May 20, 2003

May 20, 2003

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Case Management Conference - Initial

May 20, 2003

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Case Management Conference - Initial

May 20, 2003

May 20, 2003

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Answer to Intervenor Complaint

Sept. 16, 2003

Sept. 16, 2003

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Answer to Intervenor Complaint

Sept. 16, 2003

Sept. 16, 2003

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Answer to Intervenor Complaint

Sept. 16, 2003

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Answer to Intervenor Complaint

Sept. 16, 2003

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Clerks Notice

Oct. 29, 2003

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Clerks Notice

Oct. 29, 2003

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Clerks Notice

Oct. 29, 2003

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Clerks Notice

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Stipulation and Order

Nov. 3, 2003

Nov. 3, 2003

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Stipulation and Order

Nov. 3, 2003

Nov. 3, 2003

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Stipulation and Order

Nov. 3, 2003

Nov. 3, 2003

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Stipulation and Order

Nov. 3, 2003

Nov. 3, 2003

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 24, 2002

Closing Date: 2007

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: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Fresh Express, Inc. (Salinas, California), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

State Anti-Discrimination Law

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

Order Duration: 2004 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

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

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit