Case: EEOC v. UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC

3:06-cv-01453 | U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Filed Date: March 27, 2006

Closed Date: 2009

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Case Summary

On March 27, 2006, the New York District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against United Parcel Service, Inc. (“UPS”) in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Based on a complaint it received, UPS had failed to hire the complainant because he refused to shave his beard that he wears in observance of Rastafarianism. The complainant had applied for a driver helper position with UPS in November of 2004. UPS policy did not allow drivers or driver helpers to have facial hair be…

On March 27, 2006, the New York District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against United Parcel Service, Inc. (“UPS”) in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Based on a complaint it received, UPS had failed to hire the complainant because he refused to shave his beard that he wears in observance of Rastafarianism. The complainant had applied for a driver helper position with UPS in November of 2004. UPS policy did not allow drivers or driver helpers to have facial hair below the lip. Despite the complainant informing UPS he wore the beard for religious reasons, they refused to consider him for the driver helper position. He alleged that instead, UPS advised him to apply for a lower-paying job that did not involve contact with the public. The EEOC claimed that UPS discriminated against him on the basis of his religion in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It sought injunctive relief, compensatory damages, and attorneys' fees. The case was eventually assigned to Judge Joel A. Pisano. The complainant subsequently intervened and joined the suit.

The parties engaged in multiple unsuccessful settlement conferences and filed discovery motions over the course of several years. The parties could not come to a settlement agreement and the case went to trial from January 22, 2009 to January 29, 2009. A jury found for the plaintiffs, awarding $10,000 in compensatory damages for emotional distress. On February 13, UPS filed for a judgment notwithstanding the jury verdict because UPS had presented an affirmative defense that it had offered the complainant a reasonable accommodation. In the alternative, the defendant requested a new trial because the evidence was insufficient to support the jury's finding that the complainant had a sincerely held religious belief.

After two settlement conferences regarding injunctive relief and attorney’s fees for the the complainant’s attorney, the defendant's motion was moot. The court granted $128,040.09 in attorney’s fees and $1,449.46 in expenses. Additionally, the parties entered into a one-year consent judgment on November 16, 2009. The judgment required UPS to: revise its electronic employment applications to notify applicants of their option to request accommodation for sincerely-held religious beliefs or practices; amend its appearance guidelines for driver helpers to specify that employees can request religious-belief accommodations; inform new applications of their ability to request exceptions through written request forms; and conduct training on religious accommodation policy and procedure. The consent judgment also included monetary damages of $2,000 for back pay and $8,000 for the EEOC. 2009 WL 3241550.

The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (5/28/2008)

Hannah Basalone (10/10/2018)

People

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Judge(s)

Bongiovanni, Tonianne J. (New Jersey)

Pisano, Joel A. (New Jersey)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Grossman, Elizabeth (New York)

Ranis, Michael B. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Lario, Wendy Johnson (New Jersey)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Judge(s)

Bongiovanni, Tonianne J. (New Jersey)

Pisano, Joel A. (New Jersey)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Grossman, Elizabeth (New York)

Ranis, Michael B. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Lario, Wendy Johnson (New Jersey)

Other Attorney(s)

Miller, Harriet Heuer (New Jersey)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:06-cv-01453

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. United Parcel Service Inc

Nov. 16, 2009

Nov. 16, 2009

Docket
1

3:06-cv-01453

Complaint

EEOC v. United Parcel Service Inc

March 27, 2006

March 27, 2006

Complaint

EEOC Press Release

EEOC v. United Parcel Service Inc

No Court

March 29, 2006

March 29, 2006

Press Release
5

3:06-cv-01453

Complaint [Plaintiff-Intervenor Roniss Mason]

EEOC v. United Parcel Service Inc

May 18, 2006

May 18, 2006

Complaint
16

3:06-cv-01453

Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion for a Protective Order]

EEOC v. United Parcel Service Inc

April 9, 2007

April 9, 2007

Order/Opinion
24

3:06-cv-01453

Protective Order

EEOC v. United Parcel Service Inc

June 1, 2007

June 1, 2007

Order/Opinion
143

3:06-cv-01453

Memorandum Opinion & Order

EEOC v. United Parcel Service

2009 WL 3241550

Sept. 30, 2009

Sept. 30, 2009

Order/Opinion
148

3:06-cv-01453

Consent Judgment

EEOC v. United Parcel Service

Nov. 10, 2009

Nov. 10, 2009

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC. JURY DEMAND, filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION.(lm2, ) (Entered: 03/29/2006)

March 27, 2006

March 27, 2006

Summons Issued as to UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC..Days Due - 20. (mailed to counsel 3/29/06) (lm2, ) (Entered: 03/29/2006)

March 29, 2006

March 29, 2006

2

Application and Proposed Order for Clerk's Order to extend time to answer Attorney WENDY JOHNSON LARIO and WENDY JOHNSON LARIO for UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC. added. (LARIO, WENDY) (Entered: 04/14/2006)

April 14, 2006

April 14, 2006

CLERK'S TEXT ORDER - the 2 Application has been GRANTED through 5/2/06. (dc, ) (Entered: 04/21/2006)

April 14, 2006

April 14, 2006

3

MOTION to Intervene by Roniss G. Mason. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Brief In Support of Motion to Intervene# 4 Certification In Support of Motion to Intervene)(MILLER, HARRIET) (Entered: 04/24/2006)

April 24, 2006

April 24, 2006

Set hearing as to 3 MOTION to Intervene. Motion Hearing set for 5/22/2006 before Judge Joel A. Pisano. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS MOTION WILL BE DECIDED ON THE PAPERS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED BY THE COURT. (dc, ) (Entered: 04/26/2006)

April 24, 2006

April 24, 2006

4

ORDER granting 3 Motion to Intervene . Signed by Judge Madeline C. Arleo on 5/11/06. (dc, ) (Entered: 05/18/2006)

May 18, 2006

May 18, 2006

5

First Intervenor COMPLAINT, filed by RONISS MASON. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A & B to Complaint)(MILLER, HARRIET) (Entered: 05/18/2006)

May 18, 2006

May 18, 2006

6

ANSWER to Complaint by UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Corporate Disclosure Statement)(LARIO, WENDY) (Entered: 06/01/2006)

June 1, 2006

June 1, 2006

7

ANSWER to Intervenor Complaint by UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Corporate Disclosure Statement)(LARIO, WENDY) (Entered: 06/01/2006)

June 1, 2006

June 1, 2006

8

ORDER of Reallocation from Newark to Trenton and assigned to Judge Joel A. Pisano. Signed by Judge Garrett E. Brown, Jr. on 8/4/06. (dc, ) (Entered: 08/08/2006)

Aug. 8, 2006

Aug. 8, 2006

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni: Initial Pretrial Conference held on 11/8/2006. (mm) (Entered: 11/09/2006)

Nov. 8, 2006

Nov. 8, 2006

10

SCHEDULING ORDER: Telephone Conference set for 3/9/2007 10:00 AM in Trenton - Courtroom 6E before Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni. Final Pretrial Conference set for 12/5/2007 11:00 AM in Trenton - Courtroom 6E before Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni. Discovery due by 8/31/2007 and setting schedule for service of certain reports. Signed by Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni on 11/9/06. (ij, ) (Entered: 11/13/2006)

Nov. 13, 2006

Nov. 13, 2006

11

Substitution of Attorney - Attorney WENDY JOHNSON LARIO and WENDY JOHNSON LARIO for UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC. added. Attorney WENDY JOHNSON LARIO terminated.. (LARIO, WENDY) (Entered: 01/02/2007)

Jan. 2, 2007

Jan. 2, 2007

CLERK'S OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE: The 11 Substitution of Attorney filed by W. LARIO, ESQ should not have been filed in order to inform this court of a firm name change. Counsel is advised that in the future for notice of firm name change counsel should file a Notice or a Letter stating such change. (ij, ) (Entered: 01/05/2007)

Jan. 5, 2007

Jan. 5, 2007

12

LETTER ORDER adjourning certain conference call to March 16, 2007 at 12:30 p.m. Signed by Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni on 1/11/07. (ij, ) (Entered: 01/12/2007)

Jan. 12, 2007

Jan. 12, 2007

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni: Telephone Conference held on 1/29/2007. (mm) (Entered: 01/29/2007)

Jan. 29, 2007

Jan. 29, 2007

13

MOTION for Protective Order by UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Brief Letter Brief in Support of defendant's Motion for a Protective Order# 2 Certification of Wendy Johnson Lario in Support of Defendant's Motion for a Protective Order# 3 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Form of Protective Order)(LARIO, WENDY) (Entered: 02/23/2007)

Feb. 23, 2007

Feb. 23, 2007

14

RESPONSE to Motion re 13 MOTION for Protective Order by Letter filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (RANIS, MICHAEL) (Entered: 02/26/2007)

Feb. 26, 2007

Feb. 26, 2007

Setting Deadlines as to 13 MOTION for Protective Order. Motion set for 3/19/2007 10:00 AM in Trenton - Courtroom 6E before Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni. (PLEASE NOTE THAT PURSUANT TO FED. R. CIV. P. 78 AND LOCAL RULE 7.1(B)(4), NO ORAL ARGUMENT WILL BE HELD IN THIS MATTER AND PARTIES SHOULD NOT APPEAR UNLESS SPECIFICALLY DIRECTED TO DO SO BY THE COURT.) (ij, ) (Entered: 02/26/2007)

Feb. 26, 2007

Feb. 26, 2007

Reset Hearings: Status Telephone Conference set for 3/15/2007 9:30 AM before Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni. (mm) (Entered: 03/14/2007)

March 14, 2007

March 14, 2007

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni: Telephone Conference held on 3/15/2007. (mm) (Entered: 03/15/2007)

March 15, 2007

March 15, 2007

15

RESPONSE in Support re 13 MOTION for Protective Order Supplemental Letter Brief filed by UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC.. (GRAZIOSO, KRISTY) (Entered: 03/27/2007)

March 27, 2007

March 27, 2007

16

ORDER granting 13 Motion for Protective Order. Signed by Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni on 4/5/07. (ij, ) (Entered: 04/09/2007)

April 9, 2007

April 9, 2007

17

SCHEDULING ORDER:Telephone Conference set for 6/1/2007 10:30 AM in Trenton - Courtroom 6E before Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni. Signed by Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni on 4/9/07. (ij, ) (Entered: 04/10/2007)

April 10, 2007

April 10, 2007

18

Letter from Wendy Johnson Lario. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(GRAZIOSO, KRISTY) (Entered: 04/18/2007)

April 18, 2007

April 18, 2007

19

Letter from EEOC re: Proposed Protective Order re 16 Order on Motion for Protective Order, 18 Letter. (RANIS, MICHAEL) (Entered: 04/20/2007)

April 20, 2007

April 20, 2007

20

LETTER ORDER setting in-person conference for May 17, 2007 and directing parties to submit certain document by May 15, 2007. Signed by Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni on 5/2/07. (ij, ) (Entered: 05/02/2007)

May 2, 2007

May 2, 2007

21

Letter from Wendy Johnson Lario. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(LARIO, WENDY) (Entered: 05/08/2007)

May 8, 2007

May 8, 2007

22

Letter from MIchael Ranis, Prot. Order. (RANIS, MICHAEL) (Entered: 05/15/2007)

May 15, 2007

May 15, 2007

23

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni: In person Status Conference held on 5/18/2007. (DIGITALLY RECORDED B07 #5.) (mm) (Entered: 05/18/2007)

May 18, 2007

May 18, 2007

24

PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni on 5/31/07. (ij, ) (Entered: 06/01/2007)

June 1, 2007

June 1, 2007

25

First MOTION to Compel Letter re: Production of Documents by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (Attachments: # 1)(RANIS, MICHAEL) (Entered: 06/01/2007)

June 1, 2007

June 1, 2007

26

Letter from Wendy Johnson Lario. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C)(GRAZIOSO, KRISTY) (Entered: 06/18/2007)

June 18, 2007

June 18, 2007

27

LETTER ORDER setting settlement conference for August 2 at 10:00 a.m. and advising counsel on other matters regarding conference. Signed by Judge Joel A. Pisano on 6/27/07. (ij, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)

June 27, 2007

June 27, 2007

28

Letter from Wendy Johnson Lario. (GRAZIOSO, KRISTY) (Entered: 06/29/2007)

June 29, 2007

June 29, 2007

29

Letter from Wendy Johnson Lario in Response to June 7, 2007 Letter of Harriet H. Miller. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, March 15, 2007 Letter Agreement# 2 Exhibit B, Miller Letter of April 17, 2007# 3 Exhibit C, Grazioso Letter of April 17, 2007# 4 Exhibit D, Lario and Miller Letters# 5 Exhibit E, Lario Letter of March 13, 2007# 6 Exhibit F, Lario Letter of March 19, 2007)(GRAZIOSO, KRISTY) (Entered: 06/30/2007)

June 30, 2007

June 30, 2007

30

Letter from defendant UPS in response to plaintiff Mason's 7/2/07 letter. (LARIO, WENDY) (Entered: 07/05/2007)

July 5, 2007

July 5, 2007

COUNSEL/PARTIES MUST BE PRESENT: Settlement Conference (Rescheduled) set for 8/14/2007 11:00 AM in Trenton - Courtroom 1 before Judge Joel A. Pisano. (DS) (Entered: 07/10/2007)

July 10, 2007

July 10, 2007

31

LETTER ORDER:Setting telephone conference set for 7/25/2007 03:30 PM in Trenton - Courtroom 6E before Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni. Signed by Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni on 7/11/07. (ij, ) (Entered: 07/11/2007)

July 11, 2007

July 11, 2007

32

LETTER ORDER resetting the telephone conference to 7/25/07 at 2:30pm. Signed by Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni on 7/18/07. (ck ) (Entered: 07/19/2007)

July 19, 2007

July 19, 2007

33

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni: Telephone Conference held on 7/25/2007. (DIGITALLY RECORDED B07#7.) (mm) (Entered: 07/27/2007)

July 25, 2007

July 25, 2007

CLERK'S NOTE: Case Management/Settlement Conference set for 8/14/07 at 11:00 a.m. will be Adjourned until a later date. (DS ) (Entered: 08/14/2007)

Aug. 14, 2007

Aug. 14, 2007

COUNSEL FOR PARTIES MUST BE PRESENT: Reset Hearings/Case Management & Settlement Conference set for 9/5/2007 11:00 AM in Trenton - Courtroom 1 before Judge Joel A. Pisano. (DS) (Entered: 08/17/2007)

Aug. 17, 2007

Aug. 17, 2007

34

LETTER ORDER:Telephone Conference set for 12/5/2007 11:00 AM in Trenton - Courtroom 6E before Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni.,Final Pretrial Conference set for 4/8/2008 02:00 PM in Trenton - Courtroom 6E before Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni. Discovery due by 1/1/2008. Signed by Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni on 8/24/07. (ij, ) (Entered: 08/28/2007)

Aug. 27, 2007

Aug. 27, 2007

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Joel A. Pisano : Settlement Conference held on 9/5/2007. (DS) (Entered: 09/11/2007)

Sept. 5, 2007

Sept. 5, 2007

35

TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on 7/25/07 before Judge Bongiovanni. PLEASE NOTE: The complete transcript of these proceedings is maintained in paper format on file in the Clerks Office. To request copies of this transcript, contact the Official Court Reporter or Transcription Service who prepared the transcript. (ij, ) (Entered: 09/07/2007)

Sept. 7, 2007

Sept. 7, 2007

36

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni: Telephone Conference held on 12/5/2007. (DIGITALLY RECORDED B07#12.) (mm) Additional attachment(s) added on 12/11/2007 (mm, ). (Entered: 12/11/2007)

Dec. 5, 2007

Dec. 5, 2007

37

LETTER ORDER setting certain discovery deadlines. Signed by Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni on 2/6/08. (ij, ) (Entered: 02/13/2008)

Feb. 11, 2008

Feb. 11, 2008

38

LETTER ORDER: Telephone Conference reset for 4/10/2008 12:30 PM before Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni.. Signed by Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni on 3/31/08. (lk) (Entered: 04/03/2008)

April 1, 2008

April 1, 2008

39

Letter from EEOC re: Discovery Disputes. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits A-G)(RANIS, MICHAEL) (Entered: 04/03/2008)

April 3, 2008

April 3, 2008

40

Letter from Wendy Johnson Lario in Response to EEOC's April 3, 2008 Pre-Motion Letter. (LARIO, WENDY) (Entered: 04/07/2008)

April 7, 2008

April 7, 2008

41

Letter from Plaintiff's counsel, Harriet Heuer Miller. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B-D, # 3 Exhibit D)(MILLER, HARRIET) (Entered: 04/08/2008)

April 8, 2008

April 8, 2008

42

Letter from Wendy Johnson Lario in Response to April 8, 2008 Letter from Plaintiff Mason. (LARIO, WENDY) (Entered: 04/09/2008)

April 9, 2008

April 9, 2008

Reset Hearings: Status Telephone Conference set for 4/16/2008 9:30 AM before Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni. Plaintiff is to initiate the call. (mm) (Entered: 04/10/2008)

April 10, 2008

April 10, 2008

43

TRANSCRIPT of Telephone Conference held on 12/5/2007 before Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni. Court Reporter: Mark Morelli. PLEASE NOTE: The complete transcript of these proceedings is maintained in paper format on file in the Clerks Office. To request copies of this transcript, contact the Official Court Reporter or Transcription Service who prepared the transcript. (tp ) (Main Document 43 replaced on 8/9/2016) (kas). (Entered: 04/15/2008)

April 15, 2008

April 15, 2008

44

Letter from EEOC and Joint Filing. (RANIS, MICHAEL) (Entered: 04/15/2008)

April 15, 2008

April 15, 2008

45

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni: Telephone Conference held on 4/16/2008. Settlement Conference set for 5/6/2008 2:00 PM in Trenton - Courtroom 6E before Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni. (mm) (Entered: 04/16/2008)

April 16, 2008

April 16, 2008

46

LETTER ORDER: Settlement Conference reset for 6/19/2008 02:00 PM in Trenton - Courtroom 6E before Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni. Signed by Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni on 5/1/08. (ij, ) (Entered: 05/02/2008)

May 2, 2008

May 2, 2008

47

LETTER ORDER: Settlement Conference reset for 6/16/2008 10:00 AM in Trenton - Courtroom 6E before Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni. Signed by Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni on 5/9/08. (ij, ) (Entered: 05/09/2008)

May 9, 2008

May 9, 2008

48

TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on 4/16/08 before Judge Bongiovanni. PLEASE NOTE: The complete transcript of these proceedings is maintained in paper format on file in the Clerks Office. To request copies of this transcript, contact the Official Court Reporter or Transcription Service who prepared the transcript. (ij, ) (Main Document 48 replaced on 8/9/2016) (kas). (Entered: 05/21/2008)

May 21, 2008

May 21, 2008

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni: Telephone Conference held on 6/6/2008. (mm) (Entered: 06/06/2008)

June 6, 2008

June 6, 2008

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni: Settlement Conference held on 6/16/2008. (mm) (Entered: 06/17/2008)

June 16, 2008

June 16, 2008

49

LETTER ORDER re: deposition of Viera Androszewski. Signed by Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni on 6/17/08. (ij, ) (Entered: 06/19/2008)

June 17, 2008

June 17, 2008

50

LETTER ORDER re: follow up from settlement conference. Signed by Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni on 6/18/08. (ij, ) (Entered: 06/23/2008)

June 23, 2008

June 23, 2008

51

Letter from Wendy Johnson Lario. (GRAZIOSO, KRISTY) (Entered: 07/30/2008)

July 30, 2008

July 30, 2008

52

FINAL PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER: Final Pretrial Conference set for 9/30/2008 12:00 PM in Trenton - Courtroom 6E before Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni.. Signed by Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni on 7/31/08. (ij, ) (Entered: 07/31/2008)

July 31, 2008

July 31, 2008

53

Letter from Michael Ranis, EEOC re 52 Scheduling Order. (RANIS, MICHAEL) (Entered: 08/01/2008)

Aug. 1, 2008

Aug. 1, 2008

54

LETTER ORDER rescheduling Pretrial Conference for October 2, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. and directing that pretrial order be submitted by Septemeber 15, 2008. Signed by Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni on 9/2/08. (ij, ) (Entered: 09/02/2008)

Sept. 2, 2008

Sept. 2, 2008

55

Proposed Pretrial Order Joint Filing of Parties by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (RANIS, MICHAEL) (Entered: 09/15/2008)

Sept. 15, 2008

Sept. 15, 2008

56

Letter from Michael Ranis re: Deposition. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Sample Page of UPS Survey)(RANIS, MICHAEL) (Entered: 09/16/2008)

Sept. 16, 2008

Sept. 16, 2008

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni: Telephone Conference held on 9/24/2008. (mm, ) (Entered: 09/30/2008)

Sept. 24, 2008

Sept. 24, 2008

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni: Final Pretrial Conference/Settlement Conference held on 10/2/2008. (mm) (Entered: 10/03/2008)

Oct. 2, 2008

Oct. 2, 2008

57

FINAL PRETRIAL ORDER. Signed by Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni on 10/2/08. (ij, ) (Entered: 10/10/2008)

Oct. 9, 2008

Oct. 9, 2008

COUNSEL FOR PARTIES MUST BE PRESENT: Set Hearings: In- Person Status Conference set for 11/10/2008 09:30 AM in Trenton - Courtroom 1 before Judge Joel A. Pisano. Parties to confirm by letter (e- file) no later than 11/05/08. (DS) (Entered: 11/03/2008)

Nov. 3, 2008

Nov. 3, 2008

58

Letter from Plaintiff Roniss Mason. (MILLER, HARRIET) (Entered: 11/03/2008)

Nov. 3, 2008

Nov. 3, 2008

59

Letter from Wendy Johnson Lario. (LARIO, WENDY) (Entered: 11/03/2008)

Nov. 3, 2008

Nov. 3, 2008

60

Letter from Michael Ranis re: Conference. (RANIS, MICHAEL) (Entered: 11/03/2008)

Nov. 3, 2008

Nov. 3, 2008

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Joel A. Pisano: Appearances: Michael Ranis, Esq., for, deft (EEOC) & Harriet Miller, Esq., for pltf (Roniss Mason). In-Person Status Conference held on 11/10/2008. Jury trial set for 01/20/09 at 9:30 a.m. Matter adjourned. (DS) (Entered: 11/10/2008)

Nov. 10, 2008

Nov. 10, 2008

61

Letter from Wendy Johnson Lario. (LARIO, WENDY) (Entered: 11/11/2008)

Nov. 11, 2008

Nov. 11, 2008

62

NOTICE of Hearing: Jury Trial set for 1/20/2009 09:30 AM in Trenton - Courtroom 1 before Judge Joel A. Pisano. Trial case management conference 1/16/09 at 11:00 a.m. Parties confirmed.(DS) (Entered: 11/12/2008)

Nov. 12, 2008

Nov. 12, 2008

63

MOTION in Limine by RONISS G. MASON. (MILLER, HARRIET) (Entered: 12/17/2008)

Dec. 17, 2008

Dec. 17, 2008

64

MOTION in Limine by RONISS G. MASON. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2)(MILLER, HARRIET) (Entered: 12/17/2008)

Dec. 17, 2008

Dec. 17, 2008

65

MOTION in Limine by UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Brief, # 2 Affidavit of Wendy Johnson Lario, # 3 Exhibit A, # 4 Exhibit B, # 5 Exhibit C, # 6 Exhibit D, # 7 Exhibit E, # 8 Exhibit F, # 9 Exhibit G, # 10 Exhibit H, # 11 Exhibit I, # 12 Exhibit J, # 13 Exhibit K, # 14 Exhibit L, # 15 Exhibit M, # 16 Exhibit N, # 17 Exhibit O, # 18 Exhibit P, # 19 Exhibit Q, # 20 Exhibit R, # 21 Exhibit S, # 22 Exhibit T, # 23 Exhibit U, # 24 Exhibit V, # 25 Exhibit W, # 26 Exhibit X, # 27 Exhibit Y, # 28 Exhibit Z, # 29 Exhibit AA and BB, # 30 Exhibit CC - FF, # 31 Exhibit GG - LL, # 32 Exhibit MM - TT, # 33 Text of Proposed Order)(LARIO, WENDY) (Entered: 12/17/2008)

Dec. 17, 2008

Dec. 17, 2008

66

MOTION in Limine re: RELIGIOUS BELIEFS by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 with Transcript of Mason Testim.)(RANIS, MICHAEL) (Entered: 12/17/2008)

Dec. 17, 2008

Dec. 17, 2008

67

MOTION in Limine to Allow Test. Farhan, Shah by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(RANIS, MICHAEL) (Entered: 12/17/2008)

Dec. 17, 2008

Dec. 17, 2008

68

MOTION in Limine Exclude Unrelated Litigation by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Deposition Testimony)(RANIS, MICHAEL) (Entered: 12/17/2008)

Dec. 17, 2008

Dec. 17, 2008

69

MOTION in Limine to Exclude Backpay Periods, Mitigation by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (RANIS, MICHAEL) (Entered: 12/17/2008)

Dec. 17, 2008

Dec. 17, 2008

63 , 69 , 66 , 68 , 67 & 65 Motions set for 1/20/09 will be decided on the papers before Judge Joel A. Pisano. No appearance required unless notified by the Court. (ij, ) (Entered: 12/18/2008)

Dec. 18, 2008

Dec. 18, 2008

CLERKS QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE - The 64 Motion filed by H. Miller, Esq on 12/17/08 was submitted incorrectly as a Motion. PLEASE RESUBMIT THE Motion USING Brief/Memorandum. This submission will remain on the docket unless otherwise ordered by the court. (ij, ) (Entered: 12/18/2008)

Dec. 18, 2008

Dec. 18, 2008

CLERKS QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE - The 66 through 69 Motions were not submitted with a Notice of Motion by M. Ranis, Esq on 12/17/08. PLEASE SUBMIT THE MISSING DOCUMENTS ONLY. (ij, ) (Entered: 12/18/2008)

Dec. 18, 2008

Dec. 18, 2008

70

Letter from Michael Ranis re: Disc. Disp.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Transcript of Depos. of Mr. Downs)(RANIS, MICHAEL) (Entered: 12/23/2008)

Dec. 23, 2008

Dec. 23, 2008

71

Amended MOTION to Amend/Correct 63 MOTION in Limine by RONISS G. MASON. (Attachments: # 1 Brief In Support of Plaintiff/Intervenor's Motions in Limine, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Text of Proposed Order In Limine)(MILLER, HARRIET) (Entered: 12/30/2008)

Dec. 30, 2008

Dec. 30, 2008

72

Letter from Wendy Johnson Lario Re: Discovery Dispute re 70 Letter. (LARIO, WENDY) (Entered: 12/30/2008)

Dec. 30, 2008

Dec. 30, 2008

Set Deadlines as to 71 Amended MOTION to Amend/Correct 63 MOTION in LimineAmended MOTION to Amend/Correct 63 MOTION in Limine. Motion set for 1/20/2009 before Judge Pisano will be decided on the papers. No appearance required unless notified by the Court. (mmh) (Entered: 12/31/2008)

Dec. 31, 2008

Dec. 31, 2008

73

LETTER ORDER denying the EEOC's request to compel production of the Survey final report and PowerPoint Presentation and to re-depose Mr. Downs. Signed by Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni on 12/31/2008. (mmh) (Entered: 12/31/2008)

Dec. 31, 2008

Dec. 31, 2008

74

BRIEF in Opposition re 65 MOTION in Limine filed by RONISS G. MASON. (Attachments: # 1 Certification of HHMiller, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit 4, # 6 Exhibit 5, # 7 Exhibit 6, # 8 Exhibit 7, # 9 Exhibit 8)(MILLER, HARRIET) (Entered: 01/05/2009)

Jan. 5, 2009

Jan. 5, 2009

75

BRIEF in Opposition re 71 Amended MOTION to Amend/Correct 63 MOTION in LimineAmended MOTION to Amend/Correct 63 MOTION in Limine filed by UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Supplemental Certification of Wendy Johnson Lario, # 2 Exhibit A-K, # 3 Exhibit L-O, # 4 Exhibit P- U)(LARIO, WENDY) (Entered: 01/05/2009)

Jan. 5, 2009

Jan. 5, 2009

77

BRIEF in Opposition re 67 MOTION in Limine to Allow Test. Farhan, Shah filed by UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Supplemental Certification of Wendy Johnson Lario, # 2 Exhibit A-K, # 3 Exhibit L-O, # 4 Exhibit P-U)(LARIO, WENDY) (Entered: 01/05/2009)

Jan. 5, 2009

Jan. 5, 2009

78

BRIEF in Opposition re 68 MOTION in Limine Exclude Unrelated Litigation filed by UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC.. (LARIO, WENDY) (Entered: 01/05/2009)

Jan. 5, 2009

Jan. 5, 2009

Case Details

State / Territory: New Jersey

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 27, 2006

Closing Date: 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

United Parcel Service, Inc (Secaucus, NJ), 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

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 149,489.55

Order Duration: 2009 - 2010

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Monitoring

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit