Case: EEOC v. SHAW ENVIRONMENTAL INC

4:06-cv-01063 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Filed Date: July 17, 2006

Closed Date: Oct. 1, 2009

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Case Summary

In July 2006, the Saint Louis District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against the nuclear clean-up companies Environmental Dimensions, Inc. and Shaw Environmental, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendants subjected the complainant to a number of adverse work conditions in ret…

In July 2006, the Saint Louis District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against the nuclear clean-up companies Environmental Dimensions, Inc. and Shaw Environmental, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendants subjected the complainant to a number of adverse work conditions in retaliation for her complaints of discrimination while working at another industry in the business. Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit in October 2007 through a consent decree.

The two-year decree, containing anti-discrimination and retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: report on complaints and make other compliance reports, allow access to the EEOC for monitoring, develop its anti-discrimination policy, post notice of employee rights, provide EEO training, and pay $45,000 to the complaining party and her attorney.

Following the settlement, plaintiffs moved to dismiss the claims; the motion was granted on November 8, 2007. Given there is no further enforcement activity, presumably this matter ended in November 2009.

Summary Authors

David Friedman (5/12/2008)

Rachel Barr (1/4/2018)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

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4:06-cv-01063

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Shaw Environmental Inc

Nov. 8, 2007

Nov. 8, 2007

Docket
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Complaint

EEOC v. Shaw Environmental Inc, et al

July 17, 2006

July 17, 2006

Complaint
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Complaint [Plaintiff-Intervenor]

EEOC v. Shaw Environmental Inc, et al

Oct. 23, 2006

Oct. 23, 2006

Complaint
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Plaintiff/Intervenor's First Amended Complaint

EEOC v. Shaw Environmental Inc, et al

Jan. 17, 2007

Jan. 17, 2007

Complaint
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First Amended Complaint [EEOC]

EEOC v. Shaw Environmental Inc, et al

May 4, 2007

May 4, 2007

Complaint
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Consent Decree [Shaw]

EEOC v. Shaw Environmental

Sept. 18, 2007

Sept. 18, 2007

Settlement Agreement
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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Shaw Environmental Inc

Oct. 1, 2007

Oct. 1, 2007

Settlement Agreement
47

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Memorandum and Order [re: Dismissal]

EEOC v. Shaw Environmental Inc

Nov. 8, 2007

Nov. 8, 2007

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5532699/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-shaw-environmental-inc/

Last updated Aug. 1, 2022, 3:07 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against Defendants Shaw Environmental, Inc. and Environmental Dimensions, Inc. filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with Jury Demand. Waivers issued 2, Consents issued 3, Disclosure of Corporate Interest issued to Shaw Environmental, Inc. and Environmental Dimensions, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet # 2 Original Filing Form)(CDD, ) (Entered: 07/18/2006)

July 17, 2006

July 17, 2006

2

ENTRY of Appearance by Craig J. Hoefer for Defendant Shaw Environmental, Inc.. (Hoefer, Craig) (Entered: 08/23/2006)

Aug. 23, 2006

Aug. 23, 2006

3

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, (through October 5, 2006) by Defendant Shaw Environmental, Inc.. (Hoefer, Craig) (Entered: 09/11/2006)

Sept. 11, 2006

Sept. 11, 2006

4

ORDER IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that defendant Shaw Environmental, Inc.'s Motion for anExtension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Respond to Plaintiff's Complaint [Doc. # 3] isGRANTED.IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that defendant Shaw Environmental, Inc., shall have to andincluding October 5, 2006, by which to answer or otherwise respond to plaintiff's Complaint. Signed by Judge Frederick R Buckles on 9/11/06. (KXS, ) (Entered: 09/11/2006)

Sept. 11, 2006

Sept. 11, 2006

5

ENTRY of Appearance by Vance D. Miller for Defendant Environmental Dimensions, Inc.. (Miller, Vance) (Entered: 09/12/2006)

Sept. 12, 2006

Sept. 12, 2006

6

ENTRY of Appearance by Russell C. Riggan for Defendant Environmental Dimensions, Inc.. (Riggan, Russell) (Entered: 09/12/2006)

Sept. 12, 2006

Sept. 12, 2006

7

ANSWER to Complaint by Environmental Dimensions, Inc..(Riggan, Russell) (Entered: 09/12/2006)

Sept. 12, 2006

Sept. 12, 2006

8

DISCLOSURE OF CORPORATION INTERESTS CERTIFICATE by Defendant Environmental Dimensions, Inc.Parent companies: None., Subsidiaries: None., Publicly held company: None.,. (Riggan, Russell) (Entered: 09/12/2006)

Sept. 12, 2006

Sept. 12, 2006

9

CJRA ORDER (jgw). Judge Frederick R Buckles termed. Case reassigned to Judge Rodney W. Sippel for all further proceedings (JWJ, ) (Entered: 09/19/2006)

Sept. 19, 2006

Sept. 19, 2006

10

RULE 16 ORDER: This case is assigned to Track 2: Standard; Joint Scheduling Plan due by 10/18/2006; Rule 16 Conference set for 10/24/2006 11:00 AM in Chambers before Honorable Rodney W. Sippel; Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 9/20/06 (CMA) (Entered: 09/20/2006)

Sept. 20, 2006

Sept. 20, 2006

11

ORDER - IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Rule 16 Conference shall be reset for October 27, 2006, at 11:30 a.m. in the chambers of the undersigned. Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 9/25/06. (LAH, ) (Entered: 09/25/2006)

Sept. 25, 2006

Sept. 25, 2006

12

ORDER - Joint Scheduling Plan due by 11/2/2006. Rule 16 Conference reset for 11/9/2006 10:00 AM in Chambers before Honorable Rodney W. Sippel.Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 9/28/06. (ARL) (Entered: 09/28/2006)

Sept. 28, 2006

Sept. 28, 2006

13

ANSWER to Complaint (and Affirmative Defenses) by Shaw Environmental, Inc..(Hoefer, Craig) (Entered: 10/05/2006)

Oct. 5, 2006

Oct. 5, 2006

14

MOTION for Leave to Intervene Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P.24. by Movant Karla Spafford (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Bobinette, Charles) (Modified on 10/12/2006 to Add Filer - CMA) (Entered: 10/11/2006)

Oct. 11, 2006

Oct. 11, 2006

15

ORDER - IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff-Intervenor's Motion for Leave to Intervene 14 is GRANTED. Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 10/23/06. (ARL) (Entered: 10/23/2006)

Oct. 23, 2006

Oct. 23, 2006

16

COMPLAINT against defendant Shaw Environmental, Inc. Jury Demand,, filed by Karla Spafford.(Bobinette, Charles) (Entered: 10/23/2006)

Oct. 23, 2006

Oct. 23, 2006

17

DISCLOSURE OF CORPORATION INTERESTS CERTIFICATE by Intervenor Plaintiff Karla Spafford. (Please note this document has been edited to reflect it is not a motion.) (ARL) (Entered: 10/24/2006)

Oct. 23, 2006

Oct. 23, 2006

18

JOINT SCHEDULING PLAN by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Joint Proposed Scheduling Plan . (Shelly, Jan) (Entered: 11/02/2006)

Nov. 2, 2006

Nov. 2, 2006

19

Defendant Environmental Dimensions, Inc.'s ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand Filed by Plaintiff/Intervenor Karla Spafford by Environmental Dimensions, Inc..(Riggan, Russell) (Entered: 11/03/2006)

Nov. 3, 2006

Nov. 3, 2006

20

ANSWER to Complaint (with Affirmative Defenses) by Shaw Environmental, Inc..(Hoefer, Craig) (Entered: 11/03/2006)

Nov. 3, 2006

Nov. 3, 2006

21

CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER This case is assigned to Track: 2 - Standard Motion to Join Parties due by 12/1/2006. Discovery Completion due by 7/10/2006. ADR Future Reference 4/2/2007. Dispositive Motions due by 8/14/2007. Jury Trial set for 2/11/2008 09:00 AM before Honorable Rodney W. Sippel. Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 11/9/06. (LAH, ) (Entered: 11/09/2006)

Nov. 9, 2006

Nov. 9, 2006

22

MOTION to Amend/Correct Case Management Order and for Leave to File Her First Amended Complaint by Intervenor Plaintiff Karla Spafford. (Attachments: # 1 First Amended Complaint)(Bobinette, Charles) (Entered: 01/15/2007)

Jan. 15, 2007

Jan. 15, 2007

Docket Text ORDER re 22 MOTION to Amend/Correct Case Management Order and for Leave to File Her First Amended Complaint by Intervenor Plaintiff Karla Spafford. (Attachments: # First Amended Complaint)(Bobinette, Charles) filed by Karla Spafford, GRANTED Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 1/17/07. (LAH, ) (Entered: 01/17/2007)

Jan. 17, 2007

Jan. 17, 2007

23

AMENDED COMPLAINT against defendant Shaw Environmental, Inc., Environmental Dimensions, Inc., Shaw Group, Inc., Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc., Stone & Webster, Inc. Jury Demand demand, filed by Karla Spafford.(LAH, ) (Entered: 01/17/2007)

Jan. 17, 2007

Jan. 17, 2007

24

MOTION for Reconsideration re Docket Text Order, Defendant Environmental Dimensions, Inc.'s Motion to Reconsider or, In the Alternative, Motion to Dismiss by Defendant Environmental Dimensions, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B)(Riggan, Russell) (Entered: 01/19/2007)

Jan. 19, 2007

Jan. 19, 2007

25

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to Defendant EDi's Motion to Reconsider or, in the Alternative, Motion to Dismiss by Intervenor Plaintiff Karla Spafford. (Bobinette, Charles) (Entered: 01/26/2007)

Jan. 26, 2007

Jan. 26, 2007

Docket Text ORDER re 25 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to Defendant EDi's Motion to Reconsider or, in the Alternative, Motion to Dismiss by Intervenor Plaintiff Karla Spafford. (Bobinette, Charles) filed by Karla Spafford ; ORDERED GRANTED. Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 1/29/06. (ARL) (Entered: 01/29/2007)

Jan. 29, 2007

Jan. 29, 2007

26

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 23 Amended Complaint By Intervenor/Plaintiff by Defendant Shaw Environmental, Inc.. (Hoefer, Craig) (Entered: 01/29/2007)

Jan. 29, 2007

Jan. 29, 2007

Docket Text ORDER re 26 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 23 Amended Complaint By Intervenor/Plaintiff Until After the Court Has Ruled on Edi's Motion For Reconsideration, or Alternatively, to Dismiss by Defendant Shaw Environmental, Inc.; ORDERED Granted - RWS; Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 1/30/07 (CMA) (Entered: 01/30/2007)

Jan. 30, 2007

Jan. 30, 2007

27

RESPONSE to Motion by Karla Spafford as to Shaw Environmental, Inc., Environmental Dimensions, Inc., Shaw Group, Inc., Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc., Stone & Webster, Inc. re 24 MOTION for Reconsideration re Docket Text Order, Defendant Environmental Dimensions, Inc.'s Motion to Reconsider or, In the Alternative, Motion to Dismiss filed by Intervenor Plaintiff Karla Spafford, Defendants Shaw Environmental, Inc., Environmental Dimensions, Inc., Shaw Group, Inc., Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc., Stone & Webster, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Karla Spafford# 2 Exhibit 1# 3 Exhibit 2# 4 Exhibit 3# 5 Exhibit 4# 6 Exhibit 5)(Bobinette, Charles) (Entered: 02/09/2007)

Feb. 9, 2007

Feb. 9, 2007

28

REPLY to Response to Motion re 24 MOTION for Reconsideration re Docket Text Order, Defendant Environmental Dimensions, Inc.'s Motion to Reconsider or, In the Alternative, Motion to Dismiss filed by Defendant Environmental Dimensions, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit C)(Riggan, Russell) (Entered: 02/16/2007)

Feb. 16, 2007

Feb. 16, 2007

29

MOTION to Amend/Correct 21 Case Management Order, by Defendant Environmental Dimensions, Inc.. (Riggan, Russell) (Entered: 03/16/2007)

March 16, 2007

March 16, 2007

30

First MOTION to Amend/Correct Complaint by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1)(Shelly, Jan) (Entered: 04/02/2007)

April 2, 2007

April 2, 2007

31

ENTRY of Appearance by Michael B. Kass for Defendant Environmental Dimensions, Inc.. (Kass, Michael) (Entered: 04/17/2007)

April 17, 2007

April 17, 2007

Docket Text ORDER: Re: 30 First MOTION to Amend/Correct Complaint by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # )(Shelly, Jan) filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; ORDERED GRANTED. Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 5/4/07. (KJF, ) (Entered: 05/04/2007)

May 4, 2007

May 4, 2007

32

AMENDED COMPLAINT against defendant Shaw Environmental, Inc. , filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(KJF, ) (Entered: 05/04/2007)

May 4, 2007

May 4, 2007

Docket Text ORDER: Re: 29 MOTION to Amend/Correct 21 Case Management Order, by Defendant Environmental Dimensions, Inc.. (Riggan, Russell) filed by Environmental Dimensions, Inc.; ORDERED GRANTED. Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 5/4/07. (KJF, ) (Entered: 05/04/2007)

May 4, 2007

May 4, 2007

33

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney ;attorney/firm Russell C. Riggan by Defendant Environmental Dimensions, Inc.. (Riggan, Russell) (Entered: 05/11/2007)

May 11, 2007

May 11, 2007

34

MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Mediation by Defendant Shaw Environmental, Inc.. (Hoefer, Craig) (Entered: 05/15/2007)

May 15, 2007

May 15, 2007

Docket Text ORDER: Re: 34 MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Mediation by Defendant Shaw Environmental, Inc.. (Hoefer, Craig) filed by Shaw Environmental, Inc., ; ORDERED GRANTED. Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 5/16/07. (LGK, ) (Entered: 05/16/2007)

May 16, 2007

May 16, 2007

35

MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Mediation by Defendants Shaw Environmental, Inc., Shaw Environmental, Inc.. (Hoefer, Craig) (Entered: 06/28/2007)

June 28, 2007

June 28, 2007

Docket Text ORDER: Re: 35 MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Mediation by Defendants Shaw Environmental, Inc., Shaw Environmental, Inc.. (Hoefer, Craig) filed by Shaw Environmental, Inc.; ORDERED GRANTED. Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 6/29/07. (KJF, ) (Entered: 06/29/2007)

June 29, 2007

June 29, 2007

36

ADR Compliance Report by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Intervenor Plaintiff Karla Spafford, Defendants Shaw Environmental, Inc., Environmental Dimensions, Inc., Shaw Environmental, Inc., Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc., Stone & Webster, Inc. Parties did settle. (Nowogrocki, James) Modified on 7/13/2007 (LGK, ). (Entered: 07/12/2007)

July 12, 2007

July 12, 2007

37

SCHEDULING ORDER: ORDERED that counsel shall file, within 30 days of the date of this order, a stipulation for dismissal, a motion for leave to voluntarily dismiss, or a proposed consent judgment. Failure to timely comply with this order shall result in the dismissal of this action with prejudice. Dismissal Paper(s) due by 8/20/2007.. Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 7/19/07. (LGK, ) (Entered: 07/19/2007)

July 19, 2007

July 19, 2007

38

ORDER - IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that a status conference shall be held Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 4:00 p.m., in my chambers. Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 8/17/07. (LAH, ) (Entered: 08/17/2007)

Aug. 17, 2007

Aug. 17, 2007

39

Consent Decree by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Intervenor Plaintiff Karla Spafford, Defendant Environmental Dimensions, Inc.. (Shelly, Jan) (Entered: 08/20/2007)

Aug. 20, 2007

Aug. 20, 2007

40

ENTRY of Appearance by Melvin D. Kennedy for Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Kennedy, Melvin) (Entered: 08/23/2007)

Aug. 23, 2007

Aug. 23, 2007

41

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Rodney W. Sippel : Status Conference held on 8/23/2007. (Court Reporter - Shannon White.) (FTR Gold yes or no: no.) (proceedings started: 4:08.) (proceedings ended: 4:36.) (LAH, ) (Entered: 08/24/2007)

Aug. 23, 2007

Aug. 23, 2007

42

MOTION for Extension of: Dispositive Motion Deadlines by Defendant Shaw Environmental, Inc.. (Hoefer, Craig) (Entered: 08/28/2007)

Aug. 28, 2007

Aug. 28, 2007

43

Consent Decree by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Shelly, Jan) (Entered: 09/18/2007)

Sept. 18, 2007

Sept. 18, 2007

44

CONSENT JUDGMENT... SEE DECREE.... Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 9/19/07. (LGK, ) (Entered: 09/24/2007)

Sept. 19, 2007

Sept. 19, 2007

45

CONSENT JUDGMENT - SEE CONSENT DECREE. Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 10/1/07. (LGK, ) (Entered: 10/01/2007)

Oct. 1, 2007

Oct. 1, 2007

46

MOTION to Dismiss Case with Prejudice by Intervenor Plaintiff Karla Spafford. (Bobinette, Charles) (Entered: 11/06/2007)

Nov. 6, 2007

Nov. 6, 2007

47

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER - IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff's Motion to Dismiss with Prejudice 46 is GRANTED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that I will expressly retain jurisdiction over this case for a period of two (2) years for the limited purpose of hearing and resolving disputes and claims arising out of or relating to the interpretation or enforcement of the Consent Decrees entered into between the parties. Signed by Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 11/8/07. (KJF, )

Nov. 8, 2007

Nov. 8, 2007

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Case Details

State / Territory: Missouri

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 17, 2006

Closing Date: Oct. 1, 2009

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

Stone & Webster, Inc. (Saint Louis Missouri), Private Entity/Person

Environmental Dimensions, Inc. (Saint Louis, Missouri), Private Entity/Person

Shaw Environmental, Inc. (Saint Louis, Missouri), 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: 95000

Order Duration: 2007 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Monitoring

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit