Case: EEOC v. HENLEY ENTERPRISES, INC. D/B/A VALVOLINE

1:04-cv-03106 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Sept. 29, 2004

Closed Date: 2005

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Case Summary

On September 29, 2004, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of an African American employee (plaintiff-intervenor), filed a lawsuit in the District Court of Maryland, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, against Hensley Enterprises, Inc. and Mid-Atlantic Lubes, LLC. The EEOC sought injunctive relief, compensatory damages, punitive damages, reinstatement of the plaintiff-intervenor, attorneys' fees, and other for…

On September 29, 2004, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of an African American employee (plaintiff-intervenor), filed a lawsuit in the District Court of Maryland, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, against Hensley Enterprises, Inc. and Mid-Atlantic Lubes, LLC. The EEOC sought injunctive relief, compensatory damages, punitive damages, reinstatement of the plaintiff-intervenor, attorneys' fees, and other forms of affirmative relief, claiming that the defendants subjected the plaintiff-intervenor to a racially hostile work environment and, in retaliation for plaintiff-intervenor's complaints of racial discrimination, reduced his hours, denied him training, and discharged him.

On February 25, 2005, the complainant filed a motion to intervene and a complaint as plaintiff-intervenor; however, the court ruled it as moot due to the consent decree. On April 7, 2005, the District Court (Judge William M. Nickerson) entered a consent decree where the defendants, among other things, agreed to pay the plaintiff-intervenor $30,000.

Summary Authors

Perry Miska (4/13/2014)

People


Judge(s)

Nickerson, William M. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kiel, Gerald (Maryland)

Lawrence, Debra Michele (Maryland)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Williamson, Carolyn Chappell (Maryland)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Judge(s)

Nickerson, William M. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kiel, Gerald (Maryland)

Lawrence, Debra Michele (Maryland)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Williamson, Carolyn Chappell (Maryland)

Other Attorney(s)

Jefferson, Anna L. (Maryland)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

EEOC v. Henley Enterprises, Inc.

April 7, 2005 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. Henley Enterprises, Inc.

Sept. 29, 2004 Complaint
18

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Henley Enterprises, Inc.

April 7, 2005 Settlement Agreement

Docket

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against Henley Enterprises, Inc., Mid−Atlantic Lubes, LLC , filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(bmh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/29/2004)

Sept. 29, 2004
2

Notice of Lawsuit and REQUEST FOR WAIVER of Service sent to Henley Enterprises, Inc. by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (bmh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/29/2004)

Sept. 29, 2004
3

Notice of Lawsuit and REQUEST FOR WAIVER of Service sent to Mid−Atlantic Lubes, LLC by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (bmh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/29/2004)

Sept. 29, 2004

JURY TRIAL DEMAND by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (bmh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/29/2004)

Sept. 29, 2004
4

Correspondence from counsel for plaintiff re: Issuance of summons. (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/09/2004)

Dec. 9, 2004
5

Summons Issued 20 days as to Mid−Atlantic Lubes, LLC. (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/09/2004)

Dec. 9, 2004
6

Correspondence from Clerk re: ECF Warning. (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/09/2004)

Dec. 9, 2004
7

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Henley Enterprises, Inc. waiver sent on 11/23/2004, answer due 1/22/2005. (Lawrence, Debra) (Entered: 12/21/2004)

Dec. 21, 2004
8

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Mid−Atlantic Lubes, LLC served on 1/3/2005, answer due 1/23/2005. (Lawrence, Debra) (Entered: 01/19/2005)

Jan. 19, 2005
9

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time for Filing Defendants' Response to Plaintiff's Complaint by Henley Enterprises, Inc., Mid−Atlantic Lubes, LLC. Responses due by 2/18/2005 (Williamson, Carolyn) (Entered: 02/01/2005)

Feb. 1, 2005
10

PAPERLESS ORDER granting 9 Motion for Extension of Time. Signed by Judge William M Nickerson on 2/1/05. (cae, Chambers) (Entered: 02/01/2005)

Feb. 1, 2005
11

ANSWER to Complaint by Henley Enterprises, Inc., Mid−Atlantic Lubes, LLC.(Williamson, Carolyn) (Entered: 02/17/2005)

Feb. 17, 2005
12

SCHEDULING ORDER Status Report due by 7/5/2005.. Signed by Judge William M Nickerson on 2/17/05. (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/17/2005)

Feb. 17, 2005
13

MOTION to Intervene by Ivan Pridgeon. Responses due by 3/14/2005 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support# 2 Complaint)(Jefferson, Anna) (Entered: 02/25/2005)

Feb. 25, 2005
14

Joint Correspondence re: extension for filing initial report to allow parties to resolve case (Lawrence, Debra) (Entered: 03/03/2005)

March 3, 2005
16

NOTICE of Settlement and Proposed Consent Decree by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Henley Enterprises, Inc., Mid−Atlantic Lubes, LLC (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Consent Decree)(Williamson, Carolyn) (Entered: 03/16/2005)

March 16, 2005
17

PAPERLESS ORDER finding as moot 13 Motion to Intervene. Signed by Judge William M Nickerson on 3/22/05. (cae, Chambers) (Entered: 03/22/2005)

March 22, 2005
18

CONSENT DECREE and approval. Signed by Judge William M Nickerson on 4/7/05. (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/07/2005)

April 7, 2005

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 29, 2004

Closing Date: 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of a black employee who allegedly had his hours reduced, was denied training, and was discharged in retaliation for his complaints.

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

Henley Enterprises, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Mid−Atlantic Lubes, LLC, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Amount Defendant Pays: $30,000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2005

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Training

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

EEOC Intervened in Private Suit