Case: EEOC v. Gaumer Company, Inc.

4:02-cv-04817 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Filed Date: Dec. 17, 2002

Closed Date: Feb. 5, 2006

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Case Summary

The Houston District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, against Gaumer Company, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of electric heating equipment for the process industry. The complaint, filed in December 2002, alleged pregnancy discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The parties entered into a consent decree in February 2004. The decree was valid for two years and required Defendant to pay the charging party $57,000 and provide her with a neutral employment reference. Defendant was enjoined from discriminating or retaliating in violation of Title VII and required to post a notice of non-discrimination, provide EEO training to its employees and provide the EEOC with an annual list of all pregnant employees who had been terminated or placed on a leave of absence.

Summary Authors

Shankar Viswanathan (7/25/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:02-cv-04817

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Gaumer Company Inc

Feb. 3, 2004

Feb. 3, 2004

Docket
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Memorandum and Order Regarding Discovery Motions, Motions for Summary Judgment, and Analogous Motions to Dismiss

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Gaumer Company Inc.

Dec. 20, 2002

Dec. 20, 2002

Order/Opinion
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Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Gaumer Company, Inc.

Feb. 5, 2004

Feb. 5, 2004

Settlement Agreement

4:02-cv-04817

EEOC Litigation Settlements - February 2004

EEOC v. Gaumer Co., Inc.

No Court

March 29, 2004

March 29, 2004

Press Release

Resources

Docket

Last updated Sept. 4, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT by Equal Employment Opp filed; (bchurchill) (Entered: 12/19/2002)

Dec. 17, 2002

Dec. 17, 2002

2

Order setting Initial Pretrial and Scheduling Conference on 1:30 4/18/03 before Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore and Order to Disclose Interested Persons, filed. ( Signed by Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore ) Parties notified. (bchurchill) (Entered: 12/19/2002)

Dec. 17, 2002

Dec. 17, 2002

3

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER re: discovery motions, motions for summary judgment and analogous motions to dismiss, entered. Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore ) (ljackson) (Entered: 12/20/2002)

Dec. 20, 2002

Dec. 20, 2002

4

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by Gaumer Company Inc , filed. (sfedele) (Entered: 01/13/2003)

Jan. 13, 2003

Jan. 13, 2003

5

ORIGINAL ANSWER to pltf's Original Complaint by Gaumer Company Inc, filed. (kprice) (Entered: 01/13/2003)

Jan. 13, 2003

Jan. 13, 2003

6

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by Equal Employment Opp , filed. (amaly) (Entered: 01/15/2003)

Jan. 15, 2003

Jan. 15, 2003

7

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to Gaumer Company Inc 12/23/02 filed. Answer due on 1/12/03 for Gaumer Company Inc (kprice) (Entered: 01/23/2003)

Jan. 22, 2003

Jan. 22, 2003

8

JOINT DISCOVERY/Case Management Plan by Equal Employment Opp, Gaumer Company Inc , filed. (kprice) (Entered: 04/02/2003)

April 2, 2003

April 2, 2003

9

Minute entry: Scheduling Conference held. Apps: K Boutchee f/pltf; V Robinson f/deft. Scheduling Order entered. terminated deadlines Ct Reporter: Gayle Dye. (amaly) (Entered: 04/22/2003)

April 18, 2003

April 18, 2003

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SCHEDULING ORDER setting Amending of pleadings 5/15/03 ; Joining of parties 5/15/03 ; Pltf expert witness list submitted by 9/15/03 ; Deft expert witness list submitted by 10/15/03 ; Discovery cutoff 2/1/04 ; Deadline for filing all dispositive motions 3/1/04 ; Deadline for filing non-dispositive motions 3/1/04 ; Pltfs Pretrial order to be submitted on or before 6/18/04 ; Defts Pretrial order to be submitted by 6/16/04; Docket call deadline 1:30 6/25/04 ; entered. Parties notified. Trial Term: July, 2004; ETT: 4 days/jury. ( Signed by Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore ) (psmith) (Entered: 05/01/2003)

April 29, 2003

April 29, 2003

11

FIRST AMENDED ANSWER to Complaint by Gaumer Company Inc : amends [5-1] answer , filed. (amaly) (Entered: 05/01/2003)

April 30, 2003

April 30, 2003

12

DESIGNATION OF POTENTIAL WITNESSES AND TESTIFYING EXPERTS by Gaumer Company Inc , filed (amaly) (Entered: 10/17/2003)

Oct. 16, 2003

Oct. 16, 2003

13

AGREED MOTION to enter consent decree by Equal Employment Opp, Gaumer Company Inc , filed. (psmith) (Entered: 02/03/2004)

Feb. 2, 2004

Feb. 2, 2004

14

CONSENT DECREE granting [13-1] agreed motion to enter consent decree , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore ) (psmith) (Entered: 02/05/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004

Feb. 3, 2004

Case closed (sguevara) (Entered: 06/23/2004)

Feb. 3, 2004

Feb. 3, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 17, 2002

Closing Date: Feb. 5, 2006

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

Gaumer Company, Inc., 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: 57000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Neutral/Positive Reference

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits