Case: EEOC v. VENTURA UNIFORM SERVICE

2:99-cv-02987 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 1999

Closed Date: May 25, 2005

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Case Summary

The EEOC's New Orleans district office sued Ventura Uniform Service, Inc., a national uniform retailer, on September 30, 1999 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable, however their causes of action are stated in the consent decree. The EEOC alleged that Ventura violated Title VII when it discriminated against an employee based on sex (female) and her pregnancy by terminating her employment. The parties entered into the consent decree on May 25, 2000 which stipulated that Ventura would pay the aggrieved employee $5,560 in damages, would not discriminate in the future, post a notice of compliance with Title VII, create a policy concerning sex discrimination and pregnancy discrimination, and provide Title VII compliance training.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (6/6/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:99-cv-02987

Docket

EEOC v. Ventura Uniform Service

May 25, 2000

May 25, 2000

Docket
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2:99-cv-02987

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Ventura Uniform Service

May 25, 2000

May 25, 2000

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 22, 2022, 3:18 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT ( 1 summons(es) issued ) (ijg) (Entered: 09/30/1999)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

Automatic Referral (Utility Event) to Magistrate Sally Shushan (ijg) (Entered: 09/30/1999)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

2

ANSWER by defendant Ventura Uniform Svc to complaint by plaintiff EEOC [1-1] (nn) (Entered: 11/30/1999)

Nov. 29, 1999

Nov. 29, 1999

3

MINUTE ENTRY 12/22/99: A preliminary phone conf is scheduled at 11:15 1/10/00 bfr Mag Judge Shushan to discuss the scheduling of pre- trial & trial dates by Magistrate Sally Shushan (sw) (Entered: 12/23/1999)

Dec. 22, 1999

Dec. 22, 1999

4

Written report by pla of meeting pursuant to Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (nn) (Entered: 01/10/2000)

Jan. 7, 2000

Jan. 7, 2000

6

Consent to trial and Order referring case to Magistrate Sally Shushan pursuant to 28 USC 636(c) by Judge Morey L. Sear Date Signed: 1/24/00 (gw) Modified on 02/02/2000 (Entered: 01/25/2000)

Jan. 25, 2000

Jan. 25, 2000

7

MINUTE ENTRY( 2/16/00): ORDERED that jury trial is RESET 10:00 8/14/00 before mag by Magistrate Sally Shushan (nn) (Entered: 02/17/2000)

Feb. 17, 2000

Feb. 17, 2000

8

Witness and exhibit list submitted by plaintiff EEOC (cbn) (Entered: 04/24/2000)

April 21, 2000

April 21, 2000

9

Witness and exhibit list submitted by defendant Ventura Uniform Svc (cbn) (Entered: 04/25/2000)

April 24, 2000

April 24, 2000

12

Motion by plaintiff EEOC and ORDER withdrawing attorney Gregory T. Juge & attorney Jeffrey Tobias Agular for EEOC and substituting attorney Yancy A. Carter, Michelle T. Butler for same by Magistrate Sally Shushan Date Signed: 5/1/00 (nn) (Entered: 05/03/2000)

April 28, 2000

April 28, 2000

10

MOTION by defendant Ventura Uniform Svc to compel discovery referred to Magistrate Sally Shushan to be heard before mag at 9:00 5/17/00 (nn) (Entered: 05/02/2000)

May 1, 2000

May 1, 2000

11

MOTION by defendant Ventura Uniform Svc to strike 2 witnesses from pla's witness list referred to Magistrate Sally Shushan to be heard before mag at 9:00 5/17/00 (nn) (Entered: 05/02/2000)

May 1, 2000

May 1, 2000

13

MINUTE ENTRY( 5/15/00): granting dft Ventura's motion to strike 2 witnesses from pla's witness list [11-1] by Magistrate Sally Shushan (nn) (Entered: 05/16/2000)

May 15, 2000

May 15, 2000

14

MINUTE ENTRY( 5/12/00): granting dft Ventura's motion to compel discovery [10-1]; pla is ORDERED to respond to dft's disc within 10 days of this order by Magistrate Sally Shushan (nn) (Entered: 05/16/2000)

May 15, 2000

May 15, 2000

16

Consent MOTION by plaintiff EEOC to approve and enter consent decree referred to Magistrate Sally Shushan (tbl) (Entered: 05/25/2000)

May 23, 2000

May 23, 2000

15

MINUTE ENTRY( 5/24/00): Following discussions among the parties, this case has settled by Magistrate Sally Shushan (nn) (Entered: 05/24/2000)

May 24, 2000

May 24, 2000

17

CONSENT DECREE: It is ordered that consent decree is entered as set forth herein; dft shall pay the sum of $5,560.00 as damages to Catina L Ivey in return for a release from Ms Ivey for any & all claims raised by Charge Number 270-99-0013 & Civil Action 99-2987, the subject of this decree. by Magistrate Sally Shushan Date Signed: 5/23/00 **CASE CLOSED** (tbl) (Entered: 05/25/2000)

May 25, 2000

May 25, 2000

Case Details

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 1999

Closing Date: May 25, 2005

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

Ventura Uniform Service, 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: 5560

Order Duration: 2000 - 2005

Content of Injunction:

Provide antidiscrimination training

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits