Case: EEOC v. KEY ENERGY SERVICES, INC.

1:02-cv-00354 | U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico

Filed Date: March 28, 2002

Closed Date: June 14, 2002

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Case Summary

In March 2002, the Phoenix District Office of the EEOC (with participation from the Albuquerque District Office) brought this suit against Key Four Corners, Inc. (d/b/a Key Energy Services, Inc., Four Corners Division) in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico alleging violation of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 ("EPA") and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the defendant paid the charging party, a female employee, lower wages than at least one male employee fo…

In March 2002, the Phoenix District Office of the EEOC (with participation from the Albuquerque District Office) brought this suit against Key Four Corners, Inc. (d/b/a Key Energy Services, Inc., Four Corners Division) in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico alleging violation of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 ("EPA") and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the defendant paid the charging party, a female employee, lower wages than at least one male employee for performing substantially the same work. In addition, the defendant retaliated against the charging party after she complained about the discrimination. In April 2002, the charging party filed a motion to intervene. However, the motion was never resolved, and the parties settled in June 2002 through a consent decree.

The two-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: increase the charging party's annual salary, provide her with a neutral employment reference, review and revise its anti-discrimination policies, post a notice of the decree, provide Title VII and EPA training, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, and pay the charging party $125,000.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (6/28/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Key Energy Services, Inc.

June 14, 2002 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. Key Energy Services, Inc.

March 28, 2002 Complaint
3

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Key Energy Services, Inc.

June 14, 2002 Settlement Agreement

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT for employment discrimination w/jury demand (referred to Magistrate Judge Lorenzo F. Garcia) (mlk) (Entered: 03/29/2002)

March 28, 2002
2

MOTION by intervenor Rickisue Daly to intervene (sl) (Entered: 04/15/2002)

April 12, 2002
3

CONSENT DECREE and ORDER by Chief Judge James A. Parker as described herein; dismissing case (cc: all counsel) (sl) Modified on 06/20/2002 (Entered: 06/14/2002)

June 14, 2002

State / Territory: New Mexico

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 28, 2002

Closing Date: June 14, 2002

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

Key Four Corners, Inc. (Farmington, NM), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

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: 125000

Order Duration: 2002 - 2004

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Neutral/Positive Reference

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits