Case: EEOC v. VASQUEZ BROTHERS INC (d/b/a CENTRAL COAST PACKING)

5:05-cv-03867 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Filed Date: Sept. 1, 2005

Closed Date: 2009

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Case Summary

The San Francisco District Office filed this case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The defendant was Vasquez Brothers, Inc., also known as Central Coast Packing, a company that specializes in custom wood crates and foam packaging. The complaint alleged that the complainant was sexually harassed, and subsequently fired when she complained in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The lawsuit was filed in September 2005 and was resolved by consent decree in October 2006. The complainant, who did not intervene in the case, was awarded a total of $42,000. In addition, the company had to provide annual training, distribute copies of its anti-harassment policies, and make semi-annual reports to the EEOC. The duration of the consent decree was three years. The docket sheet shows that no further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (7/29/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

5:05-cv-03867

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Vasquez Brothers Inc

Oct. 5, 2006

Oct. 5, 2006

Docket
1

5:05-cv-03867

Complaint

EEOC v. Vasquez Brothers Inc

Sept. 26, 2005

Sept. 26, 2005

Complaint
18

5:05-cv-03867

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Vasquez Brothers Inc

Oct. 5, 2006

Oct. 5, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5744124/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-vasquez-brothers-inc/

Last updated Aug. 1, 2022, 3:09 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE ORDER. Signed by Judge Patricia V. Trumbull on 01/31/06. (pvtlc1) (Filed on 2/1/2006)

Feb. 1, 2006

Feb. 1, 2006

RECAP
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COMPLAINT (Summons Issued); jury demand; fee waived; against Vasquez Brothers, Inc.. Filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (bw, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/27/2005) (Entered: 09/27/2005)

Sept. 26, 2005

Sept. 26, 2005

2

ADR SCHEDULING ORDER: Case Management Statement due by 1/24/2006. Case Management Conference set for 1/31/2006 02:00 PM. (Attachments: # 1 Standing Order)(bw, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/26/2005) (Entered: 09/27/2005)

Sept. 26, 2005

Sept. 26, 2005

Summons Issued as to Vasquez Brothers, Inc.. (bw, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/27/2005) (Entered: 09/27/2005)

Sept. 26, 2005

Sept. 26, 2005

CASE DESIGNATED for Electronic Filing. (bw, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/26/2005) (Entered: 09/27/2005)

Sept. 26, 2005

Sept. 26, 2005

3

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re 1 Complaint, 2 ADR Scheduling Order, Summons Issued, with Acknowledgment of Service attached. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Acknowledgment of Receipt of Service)(O'Hara, Cindy) (Filed on 10/19/2005) (Entered: 10/19/2005)

Oct. 19, 2005

Oct. 19, 2005

4

ANSWER to Complaint with JURY DEMAND byVasquez Brothers, Inc.. (Cohen, Lainie) (Filed on 10/20/2005) (Entered: 10/20/2005)

Oct. 20, 2005

Oct. 20, 2005

5

AFFIDAVIT re 4 Answer to Complaint Declaration of Service of Answer to Complaint by Vasquez Brothers, Inc.. (Cohen, Lainie) (Filed on 10/20/2005) (Entered: 10/20/2005)

Oct. 20, 2005

Oct. 20, 2005

7

ADR Clerks Notice Setting ADR Phone Conference on 1/30/06 at 9:30 a.m. Please take note that plaintiff's counsel initiates the call to all parties. (tjs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/23/2006) (Entered: 01/23/2006)

Jan. 23, 2006

Jan. 23, 2006

8

JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT filed by Vasquez Brothers, Inc.. (Cohen, Lainie) (Filed on 1/24/2006) (Entered: 01/24/2006)

Jan. 24, 2006

Jan. 24, 2006

9

NOTICE of Change of Address by Lainie E. Cohen (Cohen, Lainie) (Filed on 1/24/2006) (Entered: 01/24/2006)

Jan. 24, 2006

Jan. 24, 2006

10

JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT FIRST AMENDED filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (O'Hara, Cindy) (Filed on 1/27/2006) (Entered: 01/27/2006)

Jan. 27, 2006

Jan. 27, 2006

ADR Remark: ADR Phone Conference conducted on 1/30/05 by RWS. (tjs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/30/2006) (Entered: 01/30/2006)

Jan. 30, 2006

Jan. 30, 2006

11

CONSENT to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.. (O'Hara, Cindy) (Filed on 1/30/2006) (Entered: 01/30/2006)

Jan. 30, 2006

Jan. 30, 2006

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Minute Entry: Initial Case Management Conference held on 1/31/2006 before Patricia V. Trumbull (Date Filed: 1/31/2006). Jury Trial set for 4/27/2007 09:30 AM. Pretrial Conference set for 4/10/2007 02:00 PM. (Court Reporter FTR.) (cm, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 1/31/2006) (Entered: 01/31/2006)

Jan. 31, 2006

Jan. 31, 2006

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CONSENT to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Vasquez Brothers, Inc... (bw, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/31/2006) Additional attachment(s) added on 1/31/2006 (bw, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 01/31/2006)

Jan. 31, 2006

Jan. 31, 2006

15

ADR Clerk's Notice Appointing Jessica M. Notini as Mediator dated 3/14/2006. (af, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/14/2006) (Entered: 03/14/2006)

March 14, 2006

March 14, 2006

Set/Reset Hearings: Mediation Hearing set for 6/12/2006 10:00 AM., in the offices of the EEOC, 96 North Third St., Suite 200, San Jose, CA. (af, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/6/2006) (Entered: 06/06/2006)

June 6, 2006

June 6, 2006

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CERTIFICATION OF MEDIATION Session on 6/12/2006, case full settled, mediation complete. Filed by Mediator, Jessica Notini, dated 6/25/2006. (af, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/20/2006) (Entered: 07/20/2006)

July 20, 2006

July 20, 2006

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Consent Decree Between Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Vasquez Brothers, Inc. dba Central Coast Packing by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (O'Hara, Cindy) (Filed on 10/3/2006) Text modified on 10/4/2006 to conform to caption of document post by counsel (bw, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 10/03/2006)

Oct. 3, 2006

Oct. 3, 2006

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CONSENT DECREE. Signed by Judge Patricia V. Trumbull on 10/5/06. (pvtlc1) (Filed on 10/5/2006)

Oct. 5, 2006

Oct. 5, 2006

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 1, 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

Vasquez Brothers, Inc. (Soledad, CA), 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: 42000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

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