Case: EEOC v. RESOURCES FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

2:02-cv-07476 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: Sept. 26, 2002

Closed Date: March 24, 2004

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Case Summary

The Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, against Resources for Human Development. The complaint, filed in September 2002, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that charging party had been subjected to sexual harassment, including frequent sexual advances and derogatory remarks, retaliation and constructive discharge. In March 2004 the parti…

The Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, against Resources for Human Development. The complaint, filed in September 2002, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that charging party had been subjected to sexual harassment, including frequent sexual advances and derogatory remarks, retaliation and constructive discharge.

In March 2004 the parties entered a consent decree which was valid for 2 years. The decree prohibited Defendant from discriminating or retaliating in violation of Title VII and required Defendant to pay charging party a total of $90,000 ($87,000 in compensatory damages and $3,000 in backpay). Defendant was also required to post and distribute a notice of non-discrimination at its facility; provide annual anti-discrimination and anti-harassment training to its managers and supervisors; draft a non-discrimination policy in English and Spanish that includes a complaint procedure designed to encourage employees to come forward with complaints regarding violations of its policy; and regularly report to the EEOC about its compliance with the decree.

Summary Authors

Shankar Viswanathan (6/29/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:02-cv-07476

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Resources for Human Development, Inc.

March 24, 2004

March 24, 2004

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2:02-cv-07476

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Resourced for Human Development, Inc.

March 24, 2004

March 24, 2004

Settlement Agreement

EEOC Litigation Settlement Report - March 2004

EEOC v. Resources for Human Development, Inc.

No Court

May 17, 2004

May 17, 2004

Press Release

Office of General Counsel FY 2004 Annual Report - Summary of Accomplishments

EEOC v. Resources for Human Development, Inc.

No Court

Oct. 18, 2005

Oct. 18, 2005

Press Release

Resources

Docket

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ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against RESOURCES FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, INC. , filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION.(cw, ) (Entered: 09/26/2002)

Sept. 26, 2002

Sept. 26, 2002

Summons Issued as to RESOURCES FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, INC..One Forwarded To: Counsel on 09/26/02 (cw, ) (Entered: 09/26/2002)

Sept. 26, 2002

Sept. 26, 2002

DEMAND for Trial by Jury by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (cw, ) (Entered: 09/26/2002)

Sept. 26, 2002

Sept. 26, 2002

2

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT against RESOURCES FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, INC., filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION.(fb) (Entered: 12/19/2002)

Dec. 19, 2002

Dec. 19, 2002

Summons Issued as to RESOURCES FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, INC.. Forwarded To: Plff's Counsel on 12/19/02. (fb) (Entered: 12/19/2002)

Dec. 19, 2002

Dec. 19, 2002

3

Sommons Returned Executed re: Gerald Taylor served Summons and Complaint upon DEFENDANT RESOURCES FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, INC. by Personal Service on 12/20/2002, answer due 1/9/2003. (mbh, ) (Entered: 01/13/2003)

Jan. 10, 2003

Jan. 10, 2003

4

Answer filed by DEFENDANT RESOURCES FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, INC. to Plaintiff's Amended Complaint with Defenses, Certificate of Service.(mbh, ) (Entered: 01/21/2003)

Jan. 17, 2003

Jan. 17, 2003

5

NOTICE of Hearing: Conference set for 2/25/2003 03:00 PM in Judge's Chambers before HONORABLE LEGROME D. DAVIS. (jjw, ) (Entered: 01/24/2003)

Jan. 24, 2003

Jan. 24, 2003

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AMENDED NOTICE: The time for the Rule 16 conference scheduled for Tuesday, February 25, 2003 has been changed to 9:30 a.m. (jjw, ) (Entered: 01/28/2003)

Jan. 28, 2003

Jan. 28, 2003

7

SCHEDULING ORDER: THE PARTIES SHALL COMPLETE ALL FACTUAL DISCOVERY BY 8/29/2003. DISPOSITIVE MOTIONS SHALL BE FILED BY 11/14/2003. SIGNED BY JUDGE LEGROME D. DAVIS ON 2/26/2003. 2/27/2003 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 02/27/2003)

Feb. 26, 2003

Feb. 26, 2003

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STIPULATION AND ORDER THAT THE PARTIES SHALL COMPLETE ALL FACTUAL DISCOVERY BY 10/31/03; DISPOSITIVE MOTION SHALL BE FILED BY 12/19/03; RESPONSES TO DISPOSITIVE MOTIONS SHALL BE FILED BY 1/16/04, ETC. SIGNED BY JUDGE LEGROME D. DAVIS ON 8/11/03. 8/11/03 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED.(rv, ) (Entered: 08/11/2003)

Aug. 11, 2003

Aug. 11, 2003

9

MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE AN AMENDED ANSWER TO PLAINTIFF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION'S FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT FILED BY DEFENDANT RESOURCES FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, INC., MEMORANDUM, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (Attachments: (1) Memorandum of Law (2) Exhibit A (3) Exhibit B (4) Exhibit C (5) Exhibit D (6) Exhibit E (7) Exhibit F)(mbh, ) (Entered: 10/28/2003)

Oct. 27, 2003

Oct. 27, 2003

10

JOINT MOTION OF DEFENDANT RESOURCES FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, INC. AND PLAINTIFF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION MOTION TO ENFORCE SUBPEONAS SERVED ON NON-PARTY WITNESSES AND FOR EXTENSION OF DISCOVERY, MEMORANDUM, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE(jl, ) (Entered: 10/31/2003)

Oct. 30, 2003

Oct. 30, 2003

11

ORDER THAT NON-PARTY WITNESS FRANK SCHMALZ IS IN CIVIL CONTEMPT OF THE COURT. FRANK SCHMALZ SHALL ATTEND AND SUBMIT TO DEPOSITION ON 11/20/2003. NON-PARTY WITNESS CANDACE McGARRELL IS IN CIVIL CONTEMPT OF THE COURT. CANDACE McGARRELL SHALL ATTEND AND SUBMIT TO DEPOSITION ON 11/21/2003. SIGNED BY JUDGE LEGROME D. DAVIS ON 11/4/2003. 11/6/2003 ENTERED AND COPIES FAXED BY CHAMBERS.(mbh, ) (Entered: 11/06/2003)

Nov. 5, 2003

Nov. 5, 2003

12

ORDER THAT THE PARTIES SHALL COMPLETE ALL FACTUAL DISCOVERY BY 12/12/2003; DISPOSITIVE MOTIONS SHALL BE FILED BY 1/30/2004; A FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE WILL BE SCHEDULED FOLLOWING RESOLUTION OF DISPOSITIVE MOTIONS; THE PARTIES MAY AT ANY TIME REQUEST THAT THIS MATTER BE REFERRED TO THE HONORABLE DIANE M. WELSH FOR A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE. SIGNED BY JUDGE LEGROME D. DAVIS ON 11/4/2003. 11/6/2003 ENTERED AND COPIES FAXED BY CHAMBERS.(mbh, ) (Entered: 11/06/2003)

Nov. 5, 2003

Nov. 5, 2003

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Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Defendant Resourcesfor Human Development, Inc. Motion for Leave to File an Amended Answer to Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint filed by PLAINTIFF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, Certificate of Service. (mbh, ) (Entered: 11/12/2003)

Nov. 10, 2003

Nov. 10, 2003

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ORDER THAT DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE AN AMENDED ANSWER TO PLAINTIFF'S FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT IS DENIED. SIGNED BY JUDGE LEGROME D. DAVIS ON 11/19/2003. 11/20/2003 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (mbh, ) (Entered: 11/20/2003)

Nov. 19, 2003

Nov. 19, 2003

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MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION UNDER RULE 59 OF THE F.R.C.P. FILED BY DEFENDANT RESOURCES FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, INC., MEMORANDUM, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE.(mbh, ) (Entered: 12/02/2003)

Dec. 1, 2003

Dec. 1, 2003

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ORDER THAT DEFENDANT RESOURCES FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, INC.'S ("RHD") MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION OF THE COURT'S 11/19/03 ORDER DENYING RHD'S MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE AN AMENDED ANSWER TO THE FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT, FILED ON 12/1/03, IS GRANTED AS UNOPPOSED. THE COURT'S ORDER OF 11/19/03 IS HEREBY VACATED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT DEFENDANT IS GRANTED LEAVE TO AMEND ITS ANSWER TO PLAINTIFF'S FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT. DEFENDANT SHALL FILE THE AMENDED PLEADING ON OR BEFORE 2/6/04. SIGNED BY JUDGE LEGROME D. DAVIS ON 1/7/04. 1/8/04 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (fdc) (Entered: 01/08/2004)

Jan. 7, 2004

Jan. 7, 2004

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Amended Answer to Plaintiff's Amended Complaint with Defenses filed by DEFENDANT RESOURCES FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, INC., Certificate of Service.(mbh, ) (Entered: 01/16/2004)

Jan. 15, 2004

Jan. 15, 2004

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AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER: DISPOSITIVE MOTIONS SHALL BE FILED BY 3/1/2004. A FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE WILL BE SCHEDULED FOLLOWING RESOLUTION OF DISPOSITIVE MOTIONS. THE PARTIES MAY AT ANY TIME REQUEST THAT THIS MATTER BE REFERRED TO THE HON. DIANE M. WELSH FOR A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE. SIGNED BY JUDGE LEGROME D. DAVIS ON 1/21/2004. 1/23/2004 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED.(mbh, ) (Entered: 01/23/2004)

Jan. 22, 2004

Jan. 22, 2004

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STIPULATION AND ORDER THAT DISPOSITIVE MOTIONS SHALL BE FILED BY 3/19/2004. A FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE WILL BE SCHEDULED FOLLOWING RESOLUTION OF DISPOSITIVE MOTIONS. THE PARTIES MAY AT ANY TIME REQUEST THAT THIS MATTER BE REFERRED TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE DIANE M. WELSH FOR A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE. SIGNED BY JUDGE LEGROME D. DAVIS ON 2/4/2004. 2/5/2004 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED.(mbh, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 2/5/2004 (mbh, ). (Entered: 02/05/2004)

Feb. 5, 2004

Feb. 5, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 26, 2002

Closing Date: March 24, 2004

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

Resources for Human Development, 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: 90000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits