Case: EEOC v. H. DAHLBY COMPANY

2:99-cv-01442 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Filed Date: Sept. 7, 1999

Closed Date: June 13, 2003

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Case Summary

In September 1999, the EEOC district office in Seattle, Washington brought this suit against the H. Dahlby Company in the U.S. district Court for the Western District of Washington. The suit alleged that the defendant sexually harassed, retaliated against, and constructively discharged a male employee because of his sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Six months after the defendant answered the complaint, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in March 2000.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would pay the aggrieved male $39,000, refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of sex, improve and strengthen its anti-discrimination policy, distribute the policy, implement a complaint procedure, provide a total of four hours of EEO training, post an EEO notice, and submit annual complaint reports. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the agreement ran for thirty-nine months.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (7/18/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. H. Dahlby Company

March 13, 2000 Docket
10

Consent Decree

EEOC v. H. Dahlby Company

March 13, 2000 Settlement Agreement

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Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT AND JURY DEMAND (Summons(es) issued) Receipt # waived (USA) (PM) (Entered: 09/13/1999)

Sept. 7, 1999
2

RETURN OF SERVICE of summons and complaint executed upon defendant H Dahlby Company on 9/8/99 (dktclk) (Entered: 09/17/1999)

Sept. 13, 1999
3

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant H Dahlby Company by Lawton H Hansell (dktclk) (Entered: 09/17/1999)

Sept. 16, 1999
4

NOTICE OF HEARING: ; status hrg set for 9:00 11/30/99 (cc: all counsel) (dktclk) (Entered: 09/30/1999)

Sept. 24, 1999
5

ORDER re: DISCOVERY and DEPOSITIONS by Chief Judge John C. Coughenour (cc: counsel, Judge) (dktclk) (Entered: 09/30/1999)

Sept. 29, 1999
6

ANSWER to complaint [1-1] by defendant (RS) (Entered: 09/30/1999)

Sept. 29, 1999
7

NOTICE OF HEARING: ; status hrg continued from 11/30/99 to 9:00 12/8/99 (cc: all counsel) (dktclk) (Entered: 11/09/1999)

Nov. 9, 1999
8

RETURN of SERVICE of summons et al on Curtis A. Clement (VK) (Entered: 12/01/1999)

Nov. 23, 1999
9

MINUTES OF STATUS CONF: JCC; Dep Clerk: DS; CR: J. Roth; Pla Counsel J. Stanley; Def Counsel P. Hearn; ; pretrial order ddl set for 10/27/00 ; trial brief ddl is set for 11/2/00 ; Voir dire/jy inst is set for 11/2/00 ; jury trial is set for 11/6/00 ; 9:00 12/8/99 Deadline to Join Additional Parties is 4/3/00 ; ; 39.1 designation effective on 1/12/00 (SL) (Entered: 12/14/1999)

Dec. 8, 1999

LODGED ORDER: consent decree (MH) (Entered: 03/10/2000)

March 10, 2000
10

CONSENT DECREE by Chief Judge John C. Coughenour (cc: counsel, Judge, Jgm. Book, Julie) Entered on: 3/13/00 (MH) (Entered: 03/13/2000)

March 13, 2000

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 7, 1999

Closing Date: June 13, 2003

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

H. Dahlby Company, Private Entity/Person

H. Dahlby Company, 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: 39000

Order Duration: 2000 - 2003

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Male

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits