Case: EEOC v. AMYCEL SPAWNMATE

2:04-cv-03295 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: July 13, 2004

Closed Date: Oct. 4, 2004

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Case Summary

In July 2004, the EEOC district office of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania filed this suit against Amycel, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Although the complaint is unavailable, the consent decree states that the allegations concerned a hostile work environment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the consent decree addresses national origin discrimination and retaliation. After a summons was served on the defendant, th…

In July 2004, the EEOC district office of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania filed this suit against Amycel, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Although the complaint is unavailable, the consent decree states that the allegations concerned a hostile work environment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the consent decree addresses national origin discrimination and retaliation. After a summons was served on the defendant, the parties decided to settle and dispose of the case by consent decree in September 2004.

The terms of the consent decree dictate that the defendant must (1) not retaliate or discriminate against any employee on the basis of national origin or the voicing of complaints of such discrimination; (2) issue a neutral reference letter and not divulge any details concerning the litigation to potential employers; (3) pay the aggrieved employee $152,500 to satisfy of all possible claims relating to this suit; (4) post notices on all bulletin boards in the defendant's facilities concerning national origin discrimination for two years; and (5) train its employees on the topic of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on national origin.

Summary Authors

Joel Pettit (5/30/2007)

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2:04-cv-03295

Docket (PACER)

Oct. 4, 2004

Oct. 4, 2004

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Consent Decree

Sept. 14, 2004

Sept. 14, 2004

Settlement Agreement

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ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against AMYCEL, INC. , filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION.(cw, ) (Entered: 07/14/2004)

July 13, 2004

July 13, 2004

Summons Issued as to AMYCEL, INC.. One Forwarded To: Counsel on 07/14/04 (cw, ) (Entered: 07/14/2004)

July 13, 2004

July 13, 2004

DEMAND for Trial by Jury by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (cw, ) (Entered: 07/14/2004)

July 13, 2004

July 13, 2004

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION re: JACKEY B. GRIFFITHS served Summons and Complaint upon LOUISE GAMBILL on behalf of AMYCEL, INC. by personal service, served on 8/9/2004, answer due 8/30/2004. (afm, ) (Entered: 08/16/2004)

Aug. 16, 2004

Aug. 16, 2004

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SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT Consent Decree by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (SANTIAGO-FLORES, IRIS) Modified on 9/15/2004 (md) (FILED IN ERROR BY ATTY; COPY FORWARDED TO JUDGE) (Entered: 09/14/2004)

Sept. 14, 2004

Sept. 14, 2004

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CONSENT DECREE AND ORDER WITH COURT APPROVAL. SIGNED BY JUDGE WILLIAM H. YOHN JR. ON 9/14/04. 9/15/04 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED.(kw, ) (Entered: 09/15/2004)

Sept. 14, 2004

Sept. 14, 2004

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STIPULATION AND ORDER OF DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE, EACH PARTY TO BEAR ITS OWN COSTS & ATTORNEYS' FEES, ETC. SIGNED BY JUDGE WILLIAM H. YOHN JR. ON 10/4/04. 10/5/04 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED BY CHAMBERS ON 10/4/04.(kw, ) (Entered: 10/05/2004)

Oct. 4, 2004

Oct. 4, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 13, 2004

Closing Date: Oct. 4, 2004

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

Amycel, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 152500

Order Duration: 2004 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Neutral/Positive Reference

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits