Case: EEOC v. Bankhead Contracting, Inc.

1:02-cv-02662 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 2002

Closed Date: June 18, 2003

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Case Summary

In September 2002, the Atlanta office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Bankhead Contracting in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated and retaliated against the charging party because of her sex. The case settled by entry of a consent decree in April 2003.

The two year decree contained a non-discrimination and non retaliation provision, posting of notice and instruction to management regarding the decree, manager training, bi-annual reports to the EEOC of any complaints filed, $25,000 payment to the charging party, neutral references for the charging party, and a disciplinary policy on retaliation.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (6/4/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse




June 18, 2003

June 18, 2003



Consent Decree

June 18, 2003

June 18, 2003

Settlement Agreement



Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3:09 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

COMPLAINT filed. (bsm) (Entered: 10/02/2002)

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

CASE REFERRED to Mag Judge Joel M. Feldman (Calendar sheets forwarded) (bsm) (Entered: 10/02/2002)

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002


ORDER by Judge G. E. Tidwell, recusing Judge. Case reassigned to Judge Orinda D. Evans (cc w/notice) (bsm) (Entered: 10/08/2002)

Oct. 3, 2002

Oct. 3, 2002


WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to Bankhead Contracting mailed 9/30/02 Answer due by 11/29/02 for Bankhead Contracting (fmm) (Entered: 10/29/2002)

Oct. 29, 2002

Oct. 29, 2002


ANSWER by defendant to complaint [1-1] Discovery ends 4/24/03 (fmm) (Entered: 11/26/2002)

Nov. 25, 2002

Nov. 25, 2002

Title VII info sent to parties (fmm) (Entered: 11/26/2002)

Nov. 26, 2002

Nov. 26, 2002


Dft's Certificate of interested persons. (to judge and mag) (fmm) (Entered: 12/18/2002)

Dec. 17, 2002

Dec. 17, 2002


Preliminary Report and Discovery Schedule. (to mag) (fmm) (Entered: 12/18/2002)

Dec. 17, 2002

Dec. 17, 2002


ANSWERS TO INITIAL DISCLOSURES by defendant (fmm) (Entered: 12/19/2002)

Dec. 19, 2002

Dec. 19, 2002


ANSWERS TO INITIAL DISCLOSURES by plaintiff (fmm) (Entered: 12/26/2002)

Dec. 24, 2002

Dec. 24, 2002


ORDER w/Attachment A by Mag Judge Joel M. Feldman APPROVING [6-1] preliminary statement, Discovery ends 4/24/03 , motions for sum jgm due 5/14/03, if no motion filed then pre-trial order due on 5/24/03 , [9-1] order to be submitted on 6/3/03 if no motion or pto filed (cc) (fmm) (Entered: 03/14/2003)

March 13, 2003

March 13, 2003


CONSENT ORDER by Mag Judge Joel M. Feldman, extending time for discovery thru 7/24/03 , Discovery ends 7/24/03 (cc) (fmm) (Entered: 04/23/2003)

April 23, 2003

April 23, 2003


CONSENT DECREE by Judge Orinda D. Evans that that dft shall not discriminate on the basis of sex, that notices and instructions to management are to be posted, manager training is to be conducted and a reporting requirement is in place. Dft to pay Balanda Johnson a total of $25,000.00 as the charging party's individual relief. See order for additional info and specifics. (cc) (fmm) (Entered: 06/19/2003)

June 18, 2003

June 18, 2003

Completed referral to Mag Judge Joel M. Feldman (fmm) (Entered: 06/19/2003)

June 18, 2003

June 18, 2003

Case terminated. (fmm) (Entered: 06/19/2003)

June 18, 2003

June 18, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: Georgia

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2002

Closing Date: June 18, 2003

Case Ongoing: No


Plaintiff Description:

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

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:


Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought


Bankhead Contracting, Inc. (Douglasville, GA), Private Entity/Person

Bankhead Contracting, Inc. (Atlanta), 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


Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement


Source of Relief:


Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 25000

Order Duration: 2003 - 2005

Content of Injunction:

Neutral/Positive Reference


Discrimination Prohibition


Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training



Disparate Treatment



Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment


Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:



Direct Suit on Merits