Case: EEOC v. GLAXOSMITHKLINE

2:04-cv-04603 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 2004

Closed Date: 2005

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Case Summary

In September 2004, the EEOC district office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania brought this suit against GlaxoSmithKline in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. According to the complaint, the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it discharged a pregnant microbiologist who worked with various chemicals that the employer feared would harm her, despite the fact that her doctor cleared her for work after determining that her employment posed no dangers to her.

The parties settled and a consent decree was entered in June 2005. The consent decree is not currently available.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (6/29/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Rice, Timothy R. (Pennsylvania)

Judge(s)

Rice, Timothy R. (Pennsylvania)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:04-cv-04603

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Glaxosmithkline

June 24, 2005

June 24, 2005

Docket
1

2:04-cv-04603

Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Glaxosmithkline

Sept. 30, 2004

Sept. 30, 2004

Complaint
26

2:04-cv-04603

Order

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Glaxosmithkline

April 26, 2005

April 26, 2005

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 4, 2022, 3:15 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against GLAXOSMITHKLINE , filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION.(tj, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 12/7/2004 (jef, ). (Entered: 09/30/2004)

Sept. 30, 2004

Sept. 30, 2004

Summons Issued; 1 Mailed to counsel 9/30/04 as to GLAXOSMITHKLINE. (tj, ) (Entered: 09/30/2004)

Sept. 30, 2004

Sept. 30, 2004

2

Affidavit of Service of SCOTT FISHER re: service of Summons and Complaint upon GLAXOSMITHKLINE by Personal Service on 10/29/2004, answer due 11/18/2004. (jpd,) (Entered: 11/09/2004)

Nov. 8, 2004

Nov. 8, 2004

3

ANSWER to Complaint by GLAXOSMITHKLINE with Affirmative Defenses, Certificate of Service. (KIRSHENBAUM, ANDREA) Modified on 11/18/2004 (np). (Entered: 11/17/2004)

Nov. 17, 2004

Nov. 17, 2004

4

NOTICE of Hearing: SCHEDULING CONFERENCE SET FOR 12/8/2004 01:30 PM IN JUDGE'S CHAMBERS BEFORE HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA. (gk, ) (Entered: 11/18/2004)

Nov. 18, 2004

Nov. 18, 2004

5

NOTICE of Appearance by ANDREA MERYL KIRSHENBAUM on behalf of GLAXOSMITHKLINE with Certificate of Service (KIRSHENBAUM, ANDREA) (Entered: 11/19/2004)

Nov. 19, 2004

Nov. 19, 2004

6

NOTICE of Hearing: SCHEDULING CONFERENCE RESCHEDULED FOR 1/6/2005 11:00 AM IN JUDGE'S CHAMBERS BEFORE HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA. (gk, ) (Entered: 12/06/2004)

Dec. 6, 2004

Dec. 6, 2004

10

COMPLAINT OF INTERVENTION FILED BY INTERVENOR PLAINTIFF JUDITH STAROMANA AGAINST DEFENDANT GLOAXSMITHKLINE. (jpd) (Entered: 01/06/2005)

Dec. 8, 2004

Dec. 8, 2004

7

JUDITH STAROMANA'S MOTION TO INTERVENE MEMORANDUM OF LAW, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE.(Intervenor Complaint Attached)(wgc, ) Modified on 12/9/2004 (wgc, ). (Entered: 12/09/2004)

Dec. 9, 2004

Dec. 9, 2004

8

NOTICE of Hearing: SCHEDULING CONFERENCE RESCHEDULED FOR 1/19/2005 01:30 PM IN JUDGE'S CHAMBERS BEFORE HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA. (gk, ) (Entered: 01/04/2005)

Jan. 4, 2005

Jan. 4, 2005

9

ORDER THAT MS. STAROMANA'S MOTION TO INTERVENE IS GRANTED; THE COMPLAINT ATTACHED TO THE MOTION TO INTERVENE BE FILED WITH THE CLERK AS OF DECEMBER 8, 2004; AND AFTER THE COMPLAINT IS SERVED UPON THE DEFENDANT, THE DEFENDANT SHALL RESPOND TO THE COMPLAINT WITHIN THE TIME FRAME ESTABLISHED BY THE FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE AND LOCAL RULES. SIGNED BY JUDGE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 1/5/04. 1/6/04 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (jpd) (Entered: 01/06/2005)

Jan. 5, 2005

Jan. 5, 2005

1 Original Summons Issued on the Intervenor Complaint as to DEFENDANT GLAXOSMITHKLINE. Forwarded To: Counsel on 1/6/05. (jpd) (Entered: 01/06/2005)

Jan. 5, 2005

Jan. 5, 2005

11

ANSWER to Intervenor Complaint by GLAXOSMITHKLINE with Affirmative Defenses, Certificate of Service. (KIRSHENBAUM, ANDREA) Modified on 1/19/2005 (np). (Entered: 01/14/2005)

Jan. 14, 2005

Jan. 14, 2005

12

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge JOHN R. PADOVA: Pretrial Conference held on 1/19/2005. (md, ) (Entered: 01/20/2005)

Jan. 19, 2005

Jan. 19, 2005

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SCHEDULING ORDER THAT FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE SET FOR 8/2/2005 AT 9:30 A.M. IN JUDGE'S CHAMBERS ROOM 6614 BEFORE HONORABLE JOHN R. PADOVA. DISCOVERY DUE BY 4/19/2005. MOTIONS DUE BY 7/18/2005. PLAINTIFF PRETRIAL MEMO DUE BY 7/11/2005. DEFENDANT PRETRIAL MEMO DUE BY 7/18/2005. TRIAL POOL SET FOR 8/1/2005. SIGNED BY JUDGE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 1/26/05. 1/27/05 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(jpd) (Entered: 01/27/2005)

Jan. 26, 2005

Jan. 26, 2005

15

ORDER REFERRING CASE TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE CHARLES B. SMITH FOR A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE TO BE HELD ON 2/11/05 OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS POSSIBLE. SIGNED BY JUDGE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 1/26/05. 1/27/05 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E-MAILED TO COUNSEL AND FAXED TO MAGISTRATE SMITH. (jpd) (Entered: 01/27/2005)

Jan. 26, 2005

Jan. 26, 2005

16

Plaintiff's Amended Initial Disclosures Pursuant to Rule 26 A by JUDITH STAROMANA.(wgc, ) (Entered: 01/27/2005)

Jan. 27, 2005

Jan. 27, 2005

17

Minute Entry/Report of Pretrial Conference held before Judge JOHN R. PADOVA held on 1/19/05. (jpd) (Entered: 01/28/2005)

Jan. 27, 2005

Jan. 27, 2005

18

ORDER THAT A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE IS SET FOR 3/16/2005 AT 10:00 A.M. IN JUDGE'S CHAMBERS ROOM 3000 BEFORE MAGISTRATE CHARLES B. SMITH. SIGNED BY JUDGE CHARLES B. SMITH ON 2/24/05. 2/25/05 ENTERED AND COPIES FAXED FROM CAHMBERS ON 2/24/05. (jpd) Modified on 2/25/2005 (jpd, . (Entered: 02/25/2005)

Feb. 24, 2005

Feb. 24, 2005

19

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge JOHN R. PADOVA : Settlement Conference held on 3/16/05. (wgc, ) (Entered: 03/16/2005)

March 16, 2005

March 16, 2005

20

AMENDED RULE 16 PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER THAT DISCOVERY WILL BE SERVED, NOTICED AND COMPLETED BY 6/15/05; PLAINTIFF'S PRETRIAL MEMORANDUM ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE 9/5/05; DEFENDANT'S PRETRIAL MEMORANDUM ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE 9/12/05; ALL MOTIONS IN LIMINE SHALL BE FILED ON OR BEFORE 9/12/05; A FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE FOR THIS MATTER WILL BE HELD ON 9/26/05 AT 10:00 IN CHAMBERS; THE CASE WILL BE PLACED IN THE CIVIL TRIAL POOL ON 10/1/05; ETC.. SIGNED BY JUDGE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 4/1/05. 4/1/05 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(jl, ) (Entered: 04/01/2005)

April 1, 2005

April 1, 2005

21

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge JOHN R. PADOVA : Telephone Conference in re: discovery held on 3/31/05. (pr, ) (Entered: 04/04/2005)

April 1, 2005

April 1, 2005

22

ORDER THAT A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2005 AT 9:30 A.M. BEFORE MAGISTRATE JUDGE TIMOTHY RICE IN ROOM 3041. SIGNED BY JUDGE TIMOTHY RICE ON 04/08/05. 04/11/05 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E-MAILED. COPIES MAILED BY CHAMBERS 04/08/05.(ac, ) (Entered: 04/11/2005)

April 8, 2005

April 8, 2005

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ORDER THAT A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON 4/25/2005 AT 09:30 AM IN ROOM 3041.. SIGNED BY JUDGE TIMOTHY RICE ON 4/14/05. 4/15/05 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E-MAILED. FAXED BY CHAMBERS 4/14/05.(afm, ) (Entered: 04/15/2005)

April 15, 2005

April 15, 2005

25

MOTION to Amend/Correct Complaint filed by JUDITH STAROMANA.Memorandum, Certificate of Service.(SHIELDS, C.) (Entered: 04/20/2005)

April 20, 2005

April 20, 2005

26

ORDER DISMISSING ACTION WITH PREJUDICE PURSUANT TO LOCAL RULE 41.1(b). SIGNED BY JUDGE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 04/26/2005. 04/26/2005 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED AND FAXED.(gk, ) (Entered: 04/26/2005)

April 26, 2005

April 26, 2005

27

Minute Entry Settlement Conference held before Judge TIMOTHY RICE on 4/25/05. (jpd) (Entered: 05/25/2005)

May 25, 2005

May 25, 2005

28

CONSENT DECREE. SIGNED BY JUDGE JOHN R. PADOVA ON 6/22/05. 6/22/05 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (jpd) (Entered: 06/22/2005)

June 22, 2005

June 22, 2005

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge TIMOTHY RICE: Telephone Conference held on 6/23/05 (jmp, ) (Entered: 06/24/2005)

June 24, 2005

June 24, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2004

Closing Date: 2005

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

GlaxoSmithKline, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit