Case: EEOC v. SAW CREEK ESTATES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION INC

3:05-cv-01847 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: Sept. 13, 2005

Closed Date: 2009

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Philadelphia district office sued Saw Creek Estates Community Association, Inc., on September 13, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on sex (female) and race (African American) by creating a racially and sexually hostile work environment, resulting in her discharge. The parties entered into a consent decree on March 6, 2006, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainant $30,000 in damages, provide a neutral reference for the complainant, post a notice of compliance with Title VII, provide Title VII training to its managers, draft and distribute a non-discrimination policy, and annually report compliance with the consent decree. The decree was to last for three years. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

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Aaron Weismann (7/11/2007)

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Document

3:05-cv-01847

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Saw Creek Estates Community Association, Inc.

March 6, 2006

March 6, 2006

Docket
1-1

3:05-cv-01847

Complaint

EEOC v. Saw Creek Estates Community Association Inc

Sept. 13, 2005

Sept. 13, 2005

Complaint
18

3:05-cv-01847

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Saw Creek Estates Community Association Inc

March 6, 2006

March 6, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Sept. 1, 2022, 3:18 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Saw Creek Estates Community Association, Inc. , filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(kn, ) (Entered: 09/13/2005)

Sept. 13, 2005

Sept. 13, 2005

Summons Issued as to Saw Creek Estates Community Association, Inc. and provided to Attorney Flores for service on Defendant(s). (kn, ) (Entered: 09/13/2005)

Sept. 13, 2005

Sept. 13, 2005

Judge Nealon has been assigned to this case. (jw, ) (Entered: 09/15/2005)

Sept. 13, 2005

Sept. 13, 2005

2

Letter Order to counsel re case assignment and proper procedures. Signed by Judge William J. Nealon on 9/16/05. (rk) (Entered: 09/16/2005)

Sept. 16, 2005

Sept. 16, 2005

3

STIPULATION to Extend Time to Respond to Answer by Saw Creek Estates Community Association, Inc.. (Adams, John) (Entered: 10/17/2005)

Oct. 17, 2005

Oct. 17, 2005

4

AFFIDAVIT of Service for Summons served on Defendant on 10/1/05, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (ga, ) (Entered: 10/17/2005)

Oct. 17, 2005

Oct. 17, 2005

5

STIPULATION AND ORDER - Defendant's time to respond to the Complaint is extended through November 4, 2005. Signed by Judge William J. Nealon on 10/17/05. (ga, ) (Entered: 10/18/2005)

Oct. 18, 2005

Oct. 18, 2005

6

LETTER ORDER - A Case Management Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, 11/30/2005 at 11:00 AM before Honorable William J. Nealon. Signed by Judge William J. Nealon on 10/18/05. (rk) (Entered: 10/18/2005)

Oct. 18, 2005

Oct. 18, 2005

8

ORDER - The Case Management Conference has been rescheduled to Tuesday, 11/29/2005 at 2:30 PM before Honorable William J. Nealon. Signed by Judge William J. Nealon on 11/16/05. (rk) (Entered: 11/16/2005)

Nov. 16, 2005

Nov. 16, 2005

9

CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Flores, Iris) (Entered: 11/23/2005)

Nov. 23, 2005

Nov. 23, 2005

10

MOTION to Stay by Saw Creek Estates Community Association, Inc.. (Attachments: # (1) Brief in Support of Motion# 2 Certification of Counsel# 3 Certificate of Service# 4 Proposed Order)(Adams, John) (Entered: 11/28/2005)

Nov. 28, 2005

Nov. 28, 2005

11

BRIEF IN SUPPORT re 10 MOTION to Stay filed by Saw Creek Estates Community Association, Inc..(bg, ) (Entered: 11/29/2005)

Nov. 29, 2005

Nov. 29, 2005

13

NOTICE of Appearance by Mariellen D. Bello on behalf of Saw Creek Estates Community Association, Inc. (Attachments: # 1)(Bello, Mariellen) (Entered: 12/06/2005)

Dec. 6, 2005

Dec. 6, 2005

14

BRIEF IN OPPOSITION re 10 MOTION to Stay filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Flores, Iris) (Entered: 12/13/2005)

Dec. 13, 2005

Dec. 13, 2005

15

REPLY BRIEF re 10 MOTION to Stay filed by Saw Creek Estates Community Association, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1)(Bello, Mariellen) (Entered: 12/23/2005)

Dec. 23, 2005

Dec. 23, 2005

16

Letter to Judge Nealon from Mariellen Bello on behalf of the Defendant re Defendant's Motion to Stay. (bg, ) (Entered: 01/06/2006)

Jan. 6, 2006

Jan. 6, 2006

17

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT Proposed Executed Consent Decree for Judge's Approval by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Flores, Iris) (Entered: 03/02/2006)

March 2, 2006

March 2, 2006

18

Consent Decree filed on 3/6/2006. (bg, ) (Entered: 03/06/2006)

March 6, 2006

March 6, 2006

19

ORDER. A consent decree having been approved and adopted, the court will retain jurisdiction in this matter for (3) years for purposes of enforcing compliance with the decree, including issuing such orders as may be required to effectuate its purposes. In the interim, the Clerk of Court is directed to administratively close the case.Signed by Judge William J. Nealon on 3/6/2006. (bg, ) (Entered: 03/06/2006)

March 6, 2006

March 6, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 13, 2005

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

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Saw Creek Estates Community Association, Inc. (Bushkill, PA), Private Entity/Person

Saw Creek Estates Community Association, Inc. (Bushkill, PN), 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

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: 30000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Provide antidiscrimination training

Neutral/Positive Reference

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Sex discrimination

Race:

Black

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits