Case: EEOC v. BARTON COLLEGE

5:01-cv-00493 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

Filed Date: June 29, 2001

Closed Date: July 26, 2002

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Case Summary

The Charlotte District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina against Barton College. The complaint, filed in June 2001, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The complaint specifically alleged that the Defendant refused to hire the charging pary based on her pregnancy.

The parties agreed to a consent decree in July 2002. The decree, which had a term of 2 years, required the Defendant to pay $20,000 to the charging party. The decree also contained non-discrimination and non-retaliation provisions, as well as required the Defendant to: post a non-discrimination notice, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, and provide a one-time Title VII training session for its employees.

Summary Authors

Elizabeth Glassman (6/14/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

5:01-cv-00493

Docket

EEOC v. Barton College

July 26, 2002

July 26, 2002

Docket
1

5:01-cv-00493

Complaint

EEOC v. Barton College

June 29, 2001

June 29, 2001

Complaint
10

5:01-cv-00493

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Barton College

July 26, 2002

July 26, 2002

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 11, 2022, 3:03 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

Complaint filed; failure to hire because of pregnancy in violationg of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; JURY DEMAND. (fdc) (Entered: 06/29/2001)

June 29, 2001

June 29, 2001

Complaint to be served by waiver of service. (fdc) (Entered: 06/29/2001)

June 29, 2001

June 29, 2001

2

Answer to Complaint by Barton College; jury demand (bb) (Entered: 09/04/2001)

Aug. 28, 2001

Aug. 28, 2001

3

Request for Discovery Plan: Discovery Plan due by 10/18/01 (bb) (Entered: 09/04/2001)

Sept. 4, 2001

Sept. 4, 2001

4

Waiver of Service Returned Executed as to Barton College 6/29/01 Answer due on 8/28/01 for Barton College (bb) (Entered: 09/10/2001)

Sept. 10, 2001

Sept. 10, 2001

5

Discovery Plan filed by EEOC, Barton College (bb) (Entered: 10/10/2001)

Oct. 9, 2001

Oct. 9, 2001

6

Order on Scheduling by Magistrate Denson setting Discovery cutoff 4/11/02 Deadline for filing of all motions 5/11/02 Jury Trial scheduled for 6/11/02 before Judge Boyle; served (bb) (Entered: 10/12/2001)

Oct. 11, 2001

Oct. 11, 2001

7

Joint motion by EEOC, Barton College to extend discovery , and to amend [5-1] discovery (bb) (Entered: 03/19/2002)

March 14, 2002

March 14, 2002

Motion(s) submitted: [7-1] joint motion to extend discovery submitted, [7-2] joint motion to amend [5-1] discovery submitted to USMJ Webb (bb) (Entered: 03/19/2002)

March 19, 2002

March 19, 2002

8

Order granting [7-1] joint motion to extend discovery, granting [7-2] joint motion to amend [5-1] discovery, reset discovery due for 5/11/02 , reset motion filing deadline for 6/11/02 signed by USMJ Webb; served. (bb) (Entered: 04/03/2002)

March 20, 2002

March 20, 2002

9

Consent Protective Order signed by USMJ Webb; served. (bb) (Entered: 04/03/2002)

March 20, 2002

March 20, 2002

Case closed non-perm (bb) (Entered: 07/29/2002)

July 26, 2002

July 26, 2002

Case Details

State / Territory: North Carolina

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 29, 2001

Closing Date: July 26, 2002

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

Barton College (Wilson, North Carolina), 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: 20000

Order Duration: 2002 - 2004

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits