Case: EEOC v. Schefenacker Vision Systems USA, Inc.

2:06-cv-12123 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Filed Date: May 9, 2006

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

In May 2006, the EEOC's Detroit office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against Shefenacker Vision Systems USA, Inc. alleging violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The EEOC alleged that the defendant had fired a woman during a reduction-in-force event solely because she was sixty years old. The parties came to an agreement in the form of a consent decree in November 2006, which was adopted by the court. The decree ordere…

In May 2006, the EEOC's Detroit office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against Shefenacker Vision Systems USA, Inc. alleging violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The EEOC alleged that the defendant had fired a woman during a reduction-in-force event solely because she was sixty years old. The parties came to an agreement in the form of a consent decree in November 2006, which was adopted by the court. The decree ordered the defendant to pay the complainant $28,500 in monetary relief and enjoined the defendant from discriminating or retaliating in the future. Further, the defendant was ordered to institute an ADEA training program for its supervisors and managers, post a notice of equal employment rights in its place of business and provide the EEOC with reports on each incidence of discrimination based on race and all remedial action taken.

The decree was entered in 2006 and scheduled to last 2007. No further docket entries exist, so the case is closed.

Summary Authors

Tony Friedman (7/30/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Schefenacker Vision Systems USA, Incorporated

Dec. 4, 2006 Docket
1

Complaint

May 9, 2006 Complaint
12

Consent Decree

Dec. 4, 2006 Settlement Agreement

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Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Schefenacker Vision Systems USA, Incorporated.(BSoc, ) (Entered: 05/10/2006)

May 9, 2006
2

ANSWER to Complaint with Affirmative Defenses by Schefenacker Vision Systems USA, Incorporated.(Shoudy, Todd) (Entered: 05/25/2006)

May 25, 2006
3

NOTICE of Appearance by Jennifer H. Gonzalez on behalf of Schefenacker Vision Systems USA, Incorporated. (Gonzalez, Jennifer) (Entered: 05/25/2006)

May 25, 2006
4

NOTICE TO APPEAR: Scheduling Conference set for 6/13/2006 03:00 PM before Honorable Patrick J Duggan. (MOre, ) (Entered: 05/30/2006)

May 30, 2006

Minute Entry -Scheduling Conference held on 6/13/2006 before Honorable Patrick J Duggan. (MOre, ) (Entered: 06/13/2006)

June 13, 2006
5

SCHEDULING ORDER: Final Pretrial Conference set for 2/2/2007 02:15 PM before Honorable Patrick J Duggan. Dispositive Motion Cut-off set for 12/15/2006 Discovery due by 11/30/2006, Trial set for January/February, 2007. Signed by Honorable Patrick J Duggan. (Refer to image for additional dates)(MOre, ) (Entered: 06/13/2006)

June 13, 2006
6

STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER Signed by Honorable Patrick J Duggan. (MOre, ) (Entered: 08/21/2006)

Aug. 21, 2006
7

WITNESS LIST by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Price, Dale) (Entered: 09/28/2006)

Sept. 28, 2006
8

[FILING ERROR - DOCUMENT TITLED SUBSTITUTION OF ATTORNEY]NOTICE of Withdrawal of Attorney Dale R. Price, Jr by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Price, Dale) . (Entered: 09/28/2006)

Sept. 28, 2006
9

WITNESS LIST by Schefenacker Vision Systems USA, Incorporated (Gonzalez, Jennifer) (Entered: 09/29/2006)

Sept. 29, 2006
10

NOTICE of Change of Attorney Information by Nedra D. Campbell on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Campbell, Nedra) (Entered: 10/02/2006)

Oct. 2, 2006
11

[FILING ERROR - STIPULATED ORDER SENT IN VIOLATION OF RULE 11] CONSENT DECREE by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Campbell, Nedra) Modified on 11/30/2006 (DWor, ). (Entered: 11/30/2006)

Nov. 30, 2006

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 9, 2006

Closing Date: 2007

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

Schefenacker Vision Systems USA, Inc. (Marysville), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.

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: 28500

Order Duration: 2006 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits