Case: EEOC v. TUALATIN VALLEY BUILDERS SUPPLY

3:01-cv-05426 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Filed Date: July 31, 2001

Closed Date: Dec. 4, 2004

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Case Summary

In July 2001 the Seattle, WA office of the EEOC brought this complaint against Tualatin Valley Builders Supply in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. A female complainant intervened in the case and filed a complaint in August 2001. In her complaint, she alleged sexual harassment, namely offensive sexual comments and unwelcome advances, and retaliation for complaining. Five individual male employees were named as defendants as well. The defendant answered the complaint, and the case was resolved by the entry of a consent decree in December 2001.

Summary Authors

Ryan Kasten (11/28/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Tualatin Valley Bld

Dec. 7, 2001 Docket
10

Complaint in Intervention

EEOC and Julie A. Needham v. Tualatin Valley Builder's Supply, Inc.; Todd Layton; Mark Leathers; Nick Blaylock; Mike Maxwell; Michael D. Hillier

Aug. 24, 2001 Complaint
16

Consent Decree

EEOC and Julie A. Needham v. Tualatin Valley Builders Supply, Inc., et. al

Dec. 4, 2001 Settlement Agreement

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Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT - Jury Trial Demanded (Summons(es) issued) Receipt # waived (KM) (Entered: 08/01/2001)

July 31, 2001
2

MOTION by Julie Needham to intervene as of right under 42 USC Sec 2000e-5(f)(1) NOTED FOR 8/17/01 (CAR) (Entered: 08/02/2001)

Aug. 1, 2001
3

MEMORANDUM by Julie A Needham in support of motion to intervene as of right under 42 USC Sec 2000e-5(f)(1) [2-1] (CAR) (Entered: 08/02/2001)

Aug. 1, 2001
4

DECLARATION of Julie A. Needham in support of motion to intervene as of right under 42 USC Sec 2000e-5(f)(1) [2-1] (CAR) (Entered: 08/02/2001)

Aug. 1, 2001

LODGED ORDER re: motion to intervene as of right under 42 USC Sec 2000e-5(f)(1) [2-1] (CAR) (Entered: 08/02/2001)

Aug. 1, 2001
5

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE by Interested Party Julie A Needham of motion to intervene as of right under 42 USC Sec 2000e-5(f)(1) [2-1], of memorandum [3-1], of declaration [4-1], of order lodged [0-0] (CAR) (Entered: 08/02/2001)

Aug. 1, 2001
6

MINUTE ORDER/NOTICE OF JOINT STATUS REPORT Joint Status Report due 10/24/01 (cc: counsel, Judge) (EC) (Entered: 08/09/2001)

Aug. 9, 2001
7

MINUTE ORDER re: DISCOVERY and DEPOSITIONS by Judge Robert J. Bryan (cc: counsel, Judge) (EC) (Entered: 08/09/2001)

Aug. 9, 2001
8

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE upon defendant Tualatin Valley Bld of summons/complaint on 8/1/01 (EC) (Entered: 08/15/2001)

Aug. 15, 2001
9

ORDER by Judge Robert J. Bryan GRANTING Needham's motion to intervene as of right under 42 USC Sec 2000e-5(f)(1) [2-1] (cc: counsel, Judge) (EC) (Entered: 08/17/2001)

Aug. 17, 2001
10

COMPLAINT: Intervention by intervenor-plaintiff (EC) (Entered: 08/24/2001)

Aug. 24, 2001
11

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant, intervenor-defendant by Joseph Vance (EC) (Entered: 10/01/2001)

Oct. 1, 2001
12

LETTER by plaintiff re: JSR order [6-1]and extending ddl to 11/26/01 (EC) (Entered: 10/19/2001)

Oct. 19, 2001
13

ANSWER to EEOC's complaint [1-1] by defendant (EC) (Entered: 10/19/2001)

Oct. 19, 2001
15

LETTER by plaintiff re settlement and not filing JSR (EC) (Entered: 11/27/2001)

Nov. 27, 2001

PROPOSED Consent Decree and Order Dismissing Action (EC) (Entered: 12/03/2001)

Dec. 3, 2001
16

CONSENT DECREE by Judge Robert J. Bryan CASE TERMED (cc: counsel, Judge, Jgm. Book) Entered on: 12/4/01 (EC) (Entered: 12/04/2001)

Dec. 4, 2001

PROPOSED stipulation & order of dismissal of action (JAB) (Entered: 12/06/2001)

Dec. 6, 2001
17

STIPULATION and ORDER of dismissal w/prejudice and w/o costs by Judge Robert J. Bryan: CASE TERMED (cc: counsel, Judge) (EC) (Entered: 12/10/2001)

Dec. 7, 2001

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 31, 2001

Closing Date: Dec. 4, 2004

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

Michael Hillier (Vancouver, Washington), Private Entity/Person

Mike Maxwell (Vancouver, Washington), Private Entity/Person

Nick Blaylock (Vancouver, Washington), Private Entity/Person

Mark Leathers (Vancouver, Washington), Private Entity/Person

Todd Layton (Vancouver, Washington), Private Entity/Person

Tualatin Valley Builder's Supply, Inc. (Vancouver, Washington), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

State Anti-Discrimination Law

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: 35000

Order Duration: 2001 - 2004

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Expungement of Employment Record

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

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

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit