Case: EEOC v. TAYLOR MADE DIGITAL SYTEMS, INC.

3:05-cv-03952 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Filed Date: Sept. 29, 2005

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

On September 29, 2005, the EEOC filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California under Title I and Title VII against Taylor Made Digital Systems. The EEOC sought injunctive relief and damages, alleging that the defendant discriminated against one of its employees on the basis of her sex and race. Specifically, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant discriminated against the employee by refusing to allow her to return to her previous position after her pregnancy, d…

On September 29, 2005, the EEOC filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California under Title I and Title VII against Taylor Made Digital Systems. The EEOC sought injunctive relief and damages, alleging that the defendant discriminated against one of its employees on the basis of her sex and race.

Specifically, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant discriminated against the employee by refusing to allow her to return to her previous position after her pregnancy, despite the fact that she could perform all her job functions. The complaint also alleges that the defendant replaced, demoted, and eventually terminated the employee on account of her being female/pregnant and African American. The suit was filed after the employee filed an initial charge with the EEOC alleging violations of Title VII by the defendant.

On December 21, 2005, the plaintiff filed an amended complaint against Rioch Corporations, a successor to the original defendant, Taylor Made Digital Systems.

On October 18, 2006, the court (Judge Maxine M. Chesney) entered a consent decree. The consent decree required the defendant to pay $30,600 to the employee who brought the initial charge. The defendant also agreed to comply with Title VII, not to engage in retaliation against any employee because of the employee's opposition to discrimination, and to continue to post an anti-discrimination policy on its company intranet. Finally, the consent decree required all inquiries about the employee who filed the initial charge to be directed to a specific member of human resources, who was prohibited from referring to the present lawsuit. The consent decree terminated after one year.

Summary Authors

Priyah Kaul (11/22/2014)

People

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Judge(s)

Chesney, Maxine M. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Hill Maxion, Sanya P. (California)

Peck, Jonathan T. (California)

Tamayo, William Robert (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bowles, Richard T. (California)

Sullivan, Mary P. (California)

Judge(s)

Chesney, Maxine M. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Hill Maxion, Sanya P. (California)

Peck, Jonathan T. (California)

Tamayo, William Robert (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bowles, Richard T. (California)

Sullivan, Mary P. (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Taylor Made Digital System, Inc.

Oct. 18, 2006 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. Taylor Made Digital System, Inc.

Sept. 29, 2005 Complaint
10

First Amended Complaint

EEOC v. Taylor Made Digital System, Inc.

Dec. 21, 2005 Complaint
24

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Taylor Made Digital System, Inc.

Oct. 18, 2006 Settlement Agreement

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5737779/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-taylor-made-digital-system-inc/

Last updated May 20, 2022, 12:15 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
9

ORDER GRANTING [Docket No. 7] Unopposed Motion to Extend Time to Respond to Complaint filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Answer due by 12/27/5. Signed by Judge Joseph C. Spero on 11/30/2005. (klh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/30/2005)

Nov. 30, 2005 RECAP
1

COMPLAINT Under Civil Rights Employment Discrimination; Jury Trial Demand against Taylor Made Digital System, Inc. (Filing fee Waived). Filed byEqual Employment Opportunity Commission. (gba, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/29/2005) Additional attachment(s) added on 10/25/2005 (gba, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 10/01/2005)

Sept. 29, 2005
18

PRETRIAL PREPARATION ORDER. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on 3/31/2006. (tl, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/31/2006)

March 31, 2006 RECAP
2

ADR SCHEDULING ORDER: Case Management Statement due by 1/20/2006. Case Management Conference set for 1/27/2006 01:30 PM. (Attachments: # 1 CMC Standing Order# 2 Standing Order #2)(gba, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/29/2005) (Entered: 10/01/2005)

Sept. 29, 2005
21

STIPULATION AND ORDER RE MEDIATION CUT-OFF DATE. The mediation cutoff date of June 30, 2006 is extended to July 31, 2006. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on May 9, 2006. (mmclc1, COURT STAFF)

May 9, 2006 RECAP

Summons Issued as to Taylor Made Digital System, Inc.. (gba, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/29/2005) (Entered: 10/01/2005)

Sept. 29, 2005

CASE DESIGNATED for Electronic Filing. (gba, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/29/2005) (Entered: 10/01/2005)

Sept. 29, 2005
3

CLERK'S NOTICE TO PLAINTIFF RE: Consent to Proceed before a U.S. Magistrate Judge. Form due by OCT. 18, 2005. (klh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/4/2005) (Entered: 10/04/2005)

Oct. 4, 2005
4

CLERK'S NOTICE re: Failure to E-File and/or Failure to Register as an E-Filer re: #1 Complaint. (gba, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/20/2005) (Entered: 10/20/2005)

Oct. 20, 2005
5

CLERK'S SECOND NOTICE TO PLAINTIFF RE: Consent to Proceed before a U.S. Magistrate Judge. Form due by NOV. 9, 2005. (klh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/26/2005) (Entered: 10/26/2005)

Oct. 26, 2005
6

CONSENT to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.. (Hill Maxion, Sanya) (Filed on 11/1/2005) (Entered: 11/01/2005)

Nov. 1, 2005
7

ERRONEOUSLY FILED AS A STIPULATION Unopposed "Motion" to Extend Time to Respond to Complaint) by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Hill Maxion, Sanya) (Filed on 11/28/2005) Modified on 11/30/2005 (klh, COURT STAFF). Modified on 11/30/2005 (klh, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 11/28/2005)

Nov. 28, 2005
8

Proposed Order Granting Motion to Extend Time to Respond to Complaint by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Hill Maxion, Sanya) (Filed on 11/28/2005) (Entered: 11/28/2005)

Nov. 28, 2005
10

AMENDED COMPLAINT (First) against all defendants. Filed byEqual Employment Opportunity Commission. (Hill Maxion, Sanya) (Filed on 12/21/2005) (Entered: 12/21/2005)

Dec. 21, 2005

Summons Issued as to Ricoh Corporation. (gba, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/22/2005) (Entered: 12/23/2005)

Dec. 22, 2005

Summons Issued as to Taylor Made Digital System, Inc.. (gba, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/23/2005) (Entered: 12/23/2005)

Dec. 23, 2005
11

Declination to Proceed Before a U.S. Magistrate Judge by Taylor Made Digital System, Inc., Ricoh Corporation. (Sullivan, Mary) (Filed on 1/13/2006) (Entered: 01/13/2006)

Jan. 13, 2006
12

ANSWER to Amended Complaint byTaylor Made Digital System, Inc., Ricoh Corporation. (Sullivan, Mary) (Filed on 1/13/2006) (Entered: 01/13/2006)

Jan. 13, 2006
13

CLERK'S NOTICE of Impending Reassignment to U.S. District Judge (klh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/13/2006) (Entered: 01/13/2006)

Jan. 13, 2006
14

ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Maxine M. Chesney for all further proceedings. Judge Joseph C. Spero no longer assigned to case.Signed by Executive Committee on 1/17/06. (as, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/17/2006) (Entered: 01/17/2006)

Jan. 17, 2006
15

CLERK'S NOTICE: Case Management Conference set for 3/31/2006 10:30 AM, before Judge Maxine M. Chesney, Courtroom 7, 19th Floor, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco. Case Management Statement due by 3/24/2006. Attachments: # 1 Supplement Standing Order) (epb, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/25/2006) (Entered: 01/25/2006)

Jan. 25, 2006
16

JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT and Proposed Order filed by Taylor Made Digital System, Inc., Ricoh Corporation, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Sullivan, Mary) (Filed on 3/24/2006) (Entered: 03/24/2006)

March 24, 2006
17

Minute Entry: Initial Case Management Conference held on 3/31/2006 before Maxine M. Chesney (Date Filed: 3/31/2006), Case referred to mediation.. Discovery due by 12/8/2006. Expert discovery due by 2/2/2007. Dispositive Motions due by 2/16/2007. Final Pretrial Conference set for 5/8/2007 03:00 PM. Jury Trial (10 days)set for 5/21/2007 09:00 AM in Courtroom 7, 19th Floor, San Francisco. Status Conference set for 2/9/2007 10:30 AM in Courtroom 7, 19th Floor, San Francisco, joint statement due by 2/2/2007. (Court Reporter Not Reported.) (tl, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 3/31/2006) (Entered: 03/31/2006)

March 31, 2006
19

ADR Clerk's Notice Appointing Alan R. Berkowitz as Mediator. (cmf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/18/2006) (Entered: 04/18/2006)

April 18, 2006

Mediator hopes to conduct the Pre MED phone conference before 5/5/2006. (cmf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/21/2006) (Entered: 04/21/2006)

April 21, 2006
20

Proposed Order and Stipulation re Mediation Cutoff Date by Taylor Made Digital System, Inc., Ricoh Corporation. (Sullivan, Mary) (Filed on 5/4/2006) (Entered: 05/04/2006)

May 4, 2006
22

CERTIFICATION OF MEDIATION Session dated 7/20/2006 by Alan R. Berkowitz; Mediation session held 7/19/2006; Case did not settle; Phone discussions expected within next two weeks; mediation process continues. (cmf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/25/2006) (Entered: 07/25/2006)

July 25, 2006
23

Proposed Order "Consent Decree" by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Hill Maxion, Sanya) (Filed on 10/17/2006) (Entered: 10/17/2006)

Oct. 17, 2006
24

CONSENT DECREE. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on October 18, 2006. (mmclc1, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 10/18/2006)

Oct. 18, 2006

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 29, 2005

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

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Taylor Made Digital System, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

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: 30,600

Order Duration: 2006 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Neutral/Positive Reference

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Retaliation Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Demotion

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

Race discrimination

Sex discrimination

Race:

Black

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits