Case: EEOC v. HORN SEED COMPANY INC

5:98-cv-00810 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma

Filed Date: June 9, 1998

Closed Date: Aug. 31, 2001

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Case Summary

In June 1998, the EEOC district office in Dallas, Texas brought this suit against the Horn Seed Company in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. Although the complaint is not currently available, the consent decree states that a female employee alleged that the defendant maintained a sexually hostile work environment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After the employee intervened and filed her complaint, the parties settled and a consent decree…

In June 1998, the EEOC district office in Dallas, Texas brought this suit against the Horn Seed Company in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. Although the complaint is not currently available, the consent decree states that a female employee alleged that the defendant maintained a sexually hostile work environment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After the employee intervened and filed her complaint, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in August 1998.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would refrain from retaliating or discriminating on the basis of sex, implement and distribute its EEO policy, post an EEO notice, provide EEO training, issue a neutral reference letter, expunge its employment records, issue a written reprimand to the offender and place it in his employee file, and pay the aggrieved party $40,000. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the agreement ran for three years.

Summary Authors

Joel Pettit (6/28/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

5:98-cv-00810

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Horn Seed Company

Sept. 4, 1998

Sept. 4, 1998

Docket
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5:98-cv-00810

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Horn Seed Company

Aug. 31, 1998

Aug. 31, 1998

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

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ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (FE) (Entered: 06/09/1998)

June 9, 1998

June 9, 1998

2

PRAECIPE for and issued 1 summs by plaintiff EEOC (FE) (Entered: 06/09/1998)

June 9, 1998

June 9, 1998

3

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Horn Seen Company on 6/18/98 thru J Kelly Work, attorney of record by pps (20 days) (ch) (Entered: 06/23/1998)

June 22, 1998

June 22, 1998

5

ANSWER by defendant Horn Seen Company (ch) (Entered: 07/09/1998)

July 8, 1998

July 8, 1998

6

ORDER by Honorable David L. Russell granting plf Christina R Winkleman's motion to intervene for the purpose of protecting here rights to plf's claims and to bring pending claims under state law [4-1]; plf is ordered to file a complaint in intervention w/in 5 days of the date of this Order (cc: all counsel) (ch) (Entered: 07/29/1998)

July 27, 1998

July 27, 1998

DOCKET Status/Scheduling ; status scheduling conf set for 1:30 9/2/98 (ch) (Entered: 07/30/1998)

July 29, 1998

July 29, 1998

7

COMPLAINT IN INTERVENTION by Christina Winkleman (ch) (Entered: 07/31/1998)

July 31, 1998

July 31, 1998

8

CONSENT DECREE by Honorable David L. Russell (MORE FULLY SET OUT) (cc: all counsel) (ch) (Entered: 08/31/1998)

Aug. 31, 1998

Aug. 31, 1998

9

STIPULATION OF DISMISSAL OF CASE by plaintiff EEOC, defendant Horn Seen Company with prejudice (ch) (Entered: 09/08/1998)

Sept. 4, 1998

Sept. 4, 1998

Case Details

State / Territory: Oklahoma

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 9, 1998

Closing Date: Aug. 31, 2001

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

Horn Seed Company, Inc., 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

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: 40000

Order Duration: 1998 - 2001

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Neutral/Positive Reference

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit