Case: EEOC v. MICRO ENCODER INC

2:04-cv-02065 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 2004

Closed Date: Jan. 25, 2008

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Case Summary

In September 2004, the Seattle District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Micro Encoder, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington alleging discrimination on the basis of age in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant refused to hire the charging party, a qualified individual who was fifty years old, as an engineer because of his age. After a couple of scheduling orders, the p…

In September 2004, the Seattle District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Micro Encoder, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington alleging discrimination on the basis of age in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant refused to hire the charging party, a qualified individual who was fifty years old, as an engineer because of his age. After a couple of scheduling orders, the parties settled in January 2005 through a consent decree.

The three-year decree contained a non-discrimination clause and required the defendant to: revise and distribute its EEO policy, provide EEO training for all its managerial employees, expunge the charging party's personnel file of all references to the charge of discrimination, designate a hiring coordinator to supervise the hiring process, report to the EEOC on an annual basis, post a notice of the decree, and pay $82,750 to the charging party. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (7/3/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:04-cv-02065

Docket

EEOC v. Micro Encoder Inc

Jan. 28, 2005

Jan. 28, 2005

Docket
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2:04-cv-02065

Complaint

EEOC v. Micro Encoder Inc

Sept. 30, 2004

Sept. 30, 2004

Complaint
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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Micro Encoder Inc

Jan. 25, 2005

Jan. 25, 2005

Settlement Agreement

EEOC Litigation Settlement Report [January 2005]

EEOC v. Micro Encoder Inc

No Court

Jan. 31, 2005

Jan. 31, 2005

Press Release

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 18, 2022, 3:19 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT and JURY DEMAND against defendant Micro Encoder Inc (Summons(es) issued) (Receipt # fee waived) , filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet # 2 Summons)(PM, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 10/6/2004 (PM, ). (Entered: 10/06/2004)

Sept. 30, 2004

Sept. 30, 2004

2

NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Holly M Hearn and attorney David Michael Bowman on behalf of Defendant Micro Encoder Inc (Hearn, Holly) Modified docket text on 10/8/2004 (JEM, ). (Entered: 10/07/2004)

Oct. 7, 2004

Oct. 7, 2004

3

SERVICE OF SUMMONS and Complaint returned executed upon defendant Micro Encoder Inc on 10/7/2004 (RS, ) (Entered: 10/14/2004)

Oct. 12, 2004

Oct. 12, 2004

4

ANSWER to Complaint by Micro Encoder Inc.(Hearn, Holly) (Entered: 10/25/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004

Oct. 25, 2004

5

ORDER REGARDING INITIAL DISCLOSURES, JOINT STATUS REPORT AND EARLY SETTLEMENT Joint Status Report due by 12/29/2004, by Judge Ricardo Martinez. (LC, ) (Entered: 11/16/2004)

Nov. 16, 2004

Nov. 16, 2004

Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 1/28/2005 by stipulation of cnsl(LW) (Entered: 12/29/2004)

Dec. 29, 2004

Dec. 29, 2004

6

NOTICE by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Proposed Consent Decree (Katahira, Wesley) (Entered: 01/25/2005)

Jan. 25, 2005

Jan. 25, 2005

7

ORDER APPROVING CONSENT DECREE by Judge Ricardo Martinez. (RS, ) (Entered: 01/31/2005)

Jan. 28, 2005

Jan. 28, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2004

Closing Date: Jan. 25, 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

Micro Encoder, Inc. (Kirkland, WA), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.

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: 82750

Order Duration: 2005 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria

Discrimination Prohibition

Expungement of Employment Record

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits