Case: EEOC v. TYSON FOODS, INC.

4:05-cv-01090 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

Filed Date: May 26, 2005

Closed Date: May 16, 2008

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Case Summary

The Birmingham District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, against Tyson Foods, Inc. The complaint, filed in May 2005, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the Defendant had subjected the charging party to a sexually hostile work environment and constructively discharged her because of her sex. The charging party intervened in October 200…

The Birmingham District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, against Tyson Foods, Inc. The complaint, filed in May 2005, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the Defendant had subjected the charging party to a sexually hostile work environment and constructively discharged her because of her sex. The charging party intervened in October 2005.

In May 2006, a consent decree was entered. The decree, which was valid for 2 years, required Defendant to pay a total of $58,000 to the charging party, provide Title VII training (3 hrs) to all managers, and post and distribute a notice of non-discrimination. The Defendant was also required to keep records of all employees who attended the training session and report to the EEOC when the training had been completed. The docket sheet shows that no further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (6/20/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:05-cv-01090

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Tyson Foods, Inc.

May 16, 2006

May 16, 2006

Docket
1

4:05-cv-01090

Complaint

EEOC v. Tyson Foods, Inc.

May 26, 2005

May 26, 2005

Complaint
8

4:05-cv-01090

Complaint in Intervention of Sheena Cranford

EEOC v. Tyson Foods, Inc.

Oct. 5, 2005

Oct. 5, 2005

Complaint
14

4:05-cv-01090

Final Judgment Order Entering Consent Decree

EEOC v. Tyson Foods, Inc.

May 16, 2006

May 16, 2006

Order/Opinion
15

4:05-cv-01090

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Tyson Foods, Inc.

May 16, 2006

May 16, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4126522/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-tyson-foods-inc/

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

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT with jury demand against Tyson Foods Inc filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(SPT) (Entered: 05/27/2005)

May 26, 2005

May 26, 2005

RECAP
2

ANSWER to Complaint by Tyson Foods Inc.(Ahnert, Janell) (Entered: 08/29/2005)

Aug. 29, 2005

Aug. 29, 2005

PACER
3

Corporate Disclosure Statement by Tyson Foods Inc. (Ahnert, Janell) (Entered: 08/29/2005)

Aug. 29, 2005

Aug. 29, 2005

PACER
4

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Smith, David) (Entered: 09/20/2005)

Sept. 20, 2005

Sept. 20, 2005

PACER
5

UNIFORM INITIAL ORDER - with appendices attached. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith Jr on 09/23/05. (LCW, ) (Entered: 09/23/2005)

Sept. 23, 2005

Sept. 23, 2005

PACER
6

SCHEDULING ORDER: Discovery due by 5/1/2006. Motions due by 6/1/2006. Trial ready by August, 2006. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith Jr on 05-1090. (MNH, ) (Entered: 09/23/2005)

Sept. 23, 2005

Sept. 23, 2005

PACER
7

MOTION to Intervene as a Plaintiff by Sheena Cranford. (Carr, Jeffrey) (Entered: 10/05/2005)

Oct. 5, 2005

Oct. 5, 2005

PACER
8

Intervenor COMPLAINT against Tyson Foods, Inc., filed by Sheena Cranford.(Carr, Jeffrey) (Entered: 10/05/2005)

Oct. 5, 2005

Oct. 5, 2005

PACER
9

NOTICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Charge of Discrimination and EEOC Letter of Determination (Barrett, Mason) (Entered: 10/14/2005)

Oct. 14, 2005

Oct. 14, 2005

PACER

ORDER setting motion deadline. This action is before the court on petition by Sheena Crawford to intervene in this action (doc. no. 7). Plaintiff and defendant shall respond on or before November 15, 2005. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith Jr on 11/07/2005. (UPO)

Nov. 7, 2005

Nov. 7, 2005

PACER
10

RESPONSE in Support re 7 MOTION to Intervene as a Plaintiff filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Barrett, Mason) (Entered: 11/10/2005)

Nov. 10, 2005

Nov. 10, 2005

PACER
11

RESPONSE to re 7 Petition to Intervene filed by Tyson Foods Inc. (Ahnert, Janell) (Entered: 11/15/2005)

Nov. 15, 2005

Nov. 15, 2005

PACER

ORDER granting 7 Motion to Intervene. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith Jr on 11/19/2005.(UPO)

Nov. 19, 2005

Nov. 19, 2005

PACER
12

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (DeLeonardo, Prisca) (Entered: 11/28/2005)

Nov. 28, 2005

Nov. 28, 2005

PACER

ORDER granting 12 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Prisca M DeLeonardo terminated. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith Jr on 12/01/2005. (UPO)

Dec. 1, 2005

Dec. 1, 2005

PACER
13

MOTION to Approve Consent Judgment by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Decree)(Barrett, Mason) (Entered: 05/12/2006)

1 Consent Decree

View on PACER

May 12, 2006

May 12, 2006

PACER
14

FINAL JUDGMENT ORDER Entering Consent Decree; Consent Decree is adopted as the Judgment of this Court; Costs are taxed as paid; as more fully set out in order. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith Jr on 5/16/2006. (AHI) (Entered: 05/16/2006)

May 16, 2006

May 16, 2006

PACER
15

CONSENT DECREE adopted as the Judgment of the Court in document # 14 Final Judgment Order Entering Consent Decree as more fully set forth in the attached. (AHI) (Entered: 05/16/2006)

May 16, 2006

May 16, 2006

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: Alabama

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 26, 2005

Closing Date: May 16, 2008

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

Tyson Foods, Inc. (Albertville), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

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

Amount Defendant Pays: 58000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit