Case: EEOC v. CONSUMER PROGRAMS INCORPORATED (d/b/a SEARS PORTRAIT STUDIO)

3:05-cv-00747 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Filed Date: Dec. 29, 2005

Closed Date: July 11, 2008

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Case Summary

In December 2005, the Milwaukee District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Consumer Programs Incorporated, d/b/a Sears Portrait Studio, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. We do not have a copy of the complaint. However, according to the consent decree, the complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discriminating against the charging party, a female employee, because of her sex and pregnancy. After some s…

In December 2005, the Milwaukee District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Consumer Programs Incorporated, d/b/a Sears Portrait Studio, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. We do not have a copy of the complaint. However, according to the consent decree, the complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discriminating against the charging party, a female employee, because of her sex and pregnancy. After some scheduling orders, the parties settled through a consent decree in July 2006.

The two-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: develop and distribute an anti-discrimination policy, provide annual Title VII training for all employees at its Wisconsin locations, post Title VII notices, report to the EEOC regarding the employment status of pregnant employees, provide the charging party with a neutral reference, and pay $36,000. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (6/11/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:05-cv-00747

Docket

EEOC v. Consumer Programs Incorporated

July 18, 2006

July 18, 2006

Docket
11

3:05-cv-00747

Consent Decree and Order

EEOC v. Consumer Products Incorporated

July 11, 2006

July 11, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/12156064/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-consumer-programs-incorporated/

Last updated July 29, 2022, 3:06 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

Jams Import Utility Entry

Dec. 29, 2005

Dec. 29, 2005

PACER

NORTC

Dec. 29, 2005

Dec. 29, 2005

PACER
1

JS-44 (Entered: 12/29/2005)

Dec. 29, 2005

Dec. 29, 2005

PACER
2

COMPLAINT ; WAIVER OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS ISSUED (Entered: 12/29/2005)

Dec. 29, 2005

Dec. 29, 2005

PACER
3

WAIVER OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS. (Entered: 02/06/2006)

Feb. 6, 2006

Feb. 6, 2006

PACER
4

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE BY DEFT. (Entered: 03/07/2006)

March 3, 2006

March 3, 2006

PACER
5

DISCLOSURE OF CORP. AFFIL. & FINAN. INT. BY DEFT. (Entered: 03/07/2006)

March 3, 2006

March 3, 2006

PACER
6

ANSWER (Entered: 03/07/2006)

March 3, 2006

March 3, 2006

PACER
7

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE BY DEFT. (Entered: 03/07/2006)

March 6, 2006

March 6, 2006

PACER
8

MOTION BY DEFT. TO RESCHEDULE PPTC. (Entered: 03/14/2006)

March 14, 2006

March 14, 2006

PACER

PPTC RESCHEDULED TO 3/30/06 AT 9:30 A.M. (SLC)

March 15, 2006

March 15, 2006

PACER
9

JOINT PPTC REPORT AND PROPOSED SCHEDULING ORDER. (Entered: 03/16/2006)

March 16, 2006

March 16, 2006

PACER

PPTC RESCHEDULED TO 3/31/06 AT 9:00 A.M. (SLC)

March 27, 2006

March 27, 2006

PACER
10

PTC ORDER - AMENDMENTS TO PLEADINGS DUE 5/1/06. (SLC) (Entered: 03/31/2006)

March 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

PACER
11

CONSENT DECREE AND ORDER. (Entered: 07/18/2006)

July 18, 2006

July 18, 2006

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Wisconsin

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 29, 2005

Closing Date: July 11, 2008

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

Consumer Programs Incorporated, 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: 36000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Neutral/Positive Reference

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Monitoring

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits