4:03-cv-03918 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Filed Date: Sept. 25, 2003

Closed Date: Aug. 31, 2004

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Houston district office sued TIG Capital Securities Company on September 25, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on sex (female) by forcing a pregnant employee to take unpaid leave before firing her. The parties entered into a consent decree on August 31, 2004, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainant $5,382.50 in damages, post a notice of compliance with Title VII, provide Title VII training to its managers in Houston, and provide a neutral reference for the complainant.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (6/22/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse


Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. TIG Capital Securities Co

Aug. 31, 2004 Docket

Consent Decree

EEOC vs. TIG Capital Securities Co

Aug. 31, 2004 Settlement Agreement


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ECF Number Description Date Link

COMPLAINT by Equal Employment filed; FILING FEE $ None RECEIPT # None (chorace) (Entered: 09/30/2003)

Sept. 25, 2003

Order setting Initial Pretrial and Scheduling Conference on 4:30 2/2/04 before Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt and Order to Disclose Interested Persons, filed. () Parties notified. (chorace) (Entered: 09/30/2003)

Sept. 25, 2003

Copy of RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to Darla Wilton on 10/13/03 filed. (psmith) (Entered: 11/03/2003)

Oct. 27, 2003

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by Equal Employment, filed. (tward) (Entered: 11/05/2003)

Nov. 4, 2003

ANSWER to Complaint by TIG Capital Securtie (Added attorney Katherine Schmitt Nicol), filed.; jury demand (amaly) (Entered: 11/19/2003)

Nov. 14, 2003

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by TIG Capital Securtie , filed. (amaly) (Entered: 11/19/2003)

Nov. 14, 2003

JOINT DISCOVERY/Case Management Plan by EEOC, TIG Capital Securtie , filed. (psmith) (Entered: 01/26/2004)

Jan. 23, 2004

ORDER following telephone scheduling conference held. Apps: R Sustaita; K Nicol. New scheduling order deadlines: Pltfs Expert witness list and reports submitted by 6/1/04 ; Discovery cutoff 8/31/04 ; Deadline for filing all dispositive motions 9/30/04 ; Pretrial order to be submitted on or before 11/1/04 ; Docket call deadline 11:30 11/1/04 ; ETT: 3-5 days/jury , Deft expert witness list and reports due for 7/1/04 , terminated deadlines , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (psmith) (Entered: 02/05/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004

DESIGNATION OF EXPERT WITNESS LIST by EEOC filed. (psmith) (Entered: 06/04/2004)

June 1, 2004

JOINT MOTION to approve and enter a consent decree in resolution of suit , by EEOC, TIG Capital Securtie , filed (psmith) (Entered: 08/23/2004)

Aug. 20, 2004

CONSENT DECREE granting [10-1] joint motion to approve and enter a consent decree in resolution of suit , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (psmith) (Entered: 08/31/2004)

Aug. 31, 2004

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 25, 2003

Closing Date: Aug. 31, 2004

Case Ongoing: No


Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:


Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought


TIG Capital Securities Co (Houston, TX), Private Entity/Person

TIG Capital Securities Co, 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


Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement


Source of Relief:


Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 5382.5

Order Duration: 2004 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Neutral/Positive Reference

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training



Disparate Treatment


Accommodation / Leave

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff


Pregnancy discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:



Direct Suit on Merits