Case: EEOC v. JOHNSON INTERNATIONAL, INC.

2:03-cv-00943 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 2003

Closed Date: Dec. 27, 2006

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Case Summary

The EEOC filed this suit on September 30, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The EEOC alleged that Defendant Johnson International, Inc., a global financial services company owned by the S.C. Johnson family, violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by discriminating on the basis of sex when it retracted a job offer from the complainant when it learned she was pregnant.

A consent decree was issued on December 27, 2004, which required the defendant to pay the complainant $450,000. The consent decree, which was to last for two years, also required defendant to give to the EEOC every sixth with a document reporting every woman who applied for Senior Vice President positions and whether they were hired.

There has been no activity on the docket since 2005; the consent decree is expired, and the case is likely closed.

Summary Authors

Megan Brown (1/12/2018)

People


Judge(s)

Curran, Thomas John (Wisconsin)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kamp, Jean P. (Illinois)

Maisa, Susan (Wisconsin)

Olson, Elana H. (Wisconsin)

Tyndall, Brian C. (Wisconsin)

Judge(s)

Curran, Thomas John (Wisconsin)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kamp, Jean P. (Illinois)

Maisa, Susan (Wisconsin)

Olson, Elana H. (Wisconsin)

Tyndall, Brian C. (Wisconsin)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:03-cv-00943

Docket

EEOC v. Johnson International

Sept. 15, 2005

Sept. 15, 2005

Docket

2:03-cv-00943

Press Release

EEOC v. Johnson International

No Court

Dec. 28, 2004

Dec. 28, 2004

Press Release
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2:03-cv-00943

Judgment (Consent Decree)

EEOC v. Johnson International

Sept. 15, 2005

Sept. 15, 2005

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 4, 2022, 3:04 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
2

REFUSAL of Consent to Jurisdiction by US Magistrate Judge by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (cms, ) (Entered: 10/21/2003)

Oct. 20, 2003

Oct. 20, 2003

Case reassigned to Judge Thomas J Curran. Judge Patricia J Gorence no longer assigned to the case due to non consent. (cms, ) (Entered: 10/21/2003)

Oct. 20, 2003

Oct. 20, 2003

3

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Johnson International Inc waiver sent on 10/3/2003, answer due 12/2/2003. (eeb, ) (Entered: 11/20/2003)

Nov. 19, 2003

Nov. 19, 2003

4

ANSWER to Complaint by defendant Johnson International Inc.(eeb, ) (Entered: 12/02/2003)

Dec. 1, 2003

Dec. 1, 2003

5

CERTIFICATE of Interest by Johnson International Inc. (eeb, ) (Entered: 12/02/2003)

Dec. 1, 2003

Dec. 1, 2003

6

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Johnson International Inc (eeb, ) (Entered: 12/02/2003)

Dec. 1, 2003

Dec. 1, 2003

7

NOTICE of Hearing: (cc: all counsel)Telephone Scheduling Conference set for 2/5/2004 09:00 AM before Senior Judge Thomas J Curran. (eeb, ) (Entered: 12/04/2003)

Dec. 3, 2003

Dec. 3, 2003

8

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Thomas J Curran : Hearing Minutes held on 2/5/2004; Amended Pleadings due by 3/1/2004; Discovery due by 9/1/2004; Plaintiffs Expert Witness List due by 10/1/2004; Defendants Expert Witness List due by 11/15/2004; Motions due by 10/15/2004; Expert Discovery Deadline 1/17/05; Settlement Report due by 9/10/2004; Final Pretrial Conference set for 2/3/2005 09:00 AM; Jury Trial set for 3/7/2005 09:30 AM in the #2 position; 3/21/05 in the #1 position. Within ten days after receiving notice of the defendant's expert, the plaintiff can notify the defendant of its intent to call a rebuttal expert; if plaintiff intends to call a rebuttal expert, the expert must be disclosed on or before 12/15/04 in the manner set forth in paragraph 6 of this Order. (eeb, ) Modified on 2/6/2004 (eeb, ).

Feb. 5, 2004

Feb. 5, 2004

9

SCHEDULING ORDER: signed by Judge Thomas J Curran on 2/6/04: See hearing minutes filed 2/5/04 for scheduling dates. (cc: all counsel)(eeb, ) Modified on 2/6/2004 (eeb, ).

Feb. 6, 2004

Feb. 6, 2004

10

NOTICE of Change of Address for the law firm of Foley &Larnder for defendant Johnson International Inc (eeb, )

March 2, 2004

March 2, 2004

11

STIPULATION AND PROTECTIVE ORDER signed by Judge Thomas J Curran on 4/27/04: Any tax returns, financial documents and medical information provided by the EEOC to defendant shall be used only for purposes of prosecuting or defending this litigation or any appeals thereof. Any records and all copies shall be returned to the EEOC's counsel at the conclusion of this litigation or any related appeals. Any employee of defendant or expert retained by or on behalf of defendant who is shown any of such materials by defendant or defendant's counsel shall first agree to be bound by these provisions. Nothing in this stipulation and protective order in any way prohibits or limits defendant or its counsel from using and/or disclosing any documents or other information covered by this stipulation and protective order in any court filing, deposition, hearing, motion, or other proceeding in this case or in the trial in this case. (cc: all counsel)(eeb, ) Modified on 4/29/2004 (eeb, ). (Entered: 04/28/2004)

April 27, 2004

April 27, 2004

12

STIPULATION AND ORDER by Judge Thomas J Curran; the parties must complete all discovery, except that of expert witnesses, on or before 9/30/04 (cc: all counsel)(vkb) (Entered: 09/08/2004)

Sept. 7, 2004

Sept. 7, 2004

13

Expedited MOTION for Order to Take Rule 35 Mental Examination of Rae Ann Good Pursuant to Rule 35 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Civil Local Rule 7.4 for Expedited Motions filed by defendant Johnson International Inc. (eeb, ) (Entered: 09/28/2004)

Sept. 27, 2004

Sept. 27, 2004

15

ORDER signed by Judge Thomas J Curran on 9/28/04. That the defendant filed an expedited motion to take a mental examination of the plaintiff pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 35. IT IS ORDERED that on or before 10/6/04 the plaintiff shall serve and file a response to the motion. The defendant shall serve and file a reply on or before 10/8/04. (cc: all counsel)(eeb, ) (Entered: 09/29/2004)

Sept. 28, 2004

Sept. 28, 2004

16

BRIEF in Opposition re 13 MOTION to Take Rule 35 Mental Examination of Rae Ann Good filed by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (vkb)

Oct. 6, 2004

Oct. 6, 2004

17

AFFIDAVIT of Brian C. Tyndall in opposition of defendant's expedited motion to take rule 35 mental examination of Rae Ann Good (vkb)

Oct. 6, 2004

Oct. 6, 2004

18

STIPULATION AND ORDER by Judge Thomas J Curran that the Scheduling Order is amended to read as follows: any dispositive motions must be served and filed on or before 10/20/2004 (cc: all counsel)(vkb) (Entered: 10/08/2004)

Oct. 7, 2004

Oct. 7, 2004

19

REPLY BRIEF in Support re 13 MOTION to Take Rule 35 Mental Examination of Rae Ann Good filed by defendant Johnson International Inc (vkb) (Entered: 10/12/2004)

Oct. 8, 2004

Oct. 8, 2004

20

AFFIDAVIT of Elana H. Olson in Support of Defendant's Motion to Take a Rule 35 Mental Examination of Rae Ann Good (vkb)

Oct. 12, 2004

Oct. 12, 2004

21

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by defendant Johnson International Inc (vkb)

Oct. 12, 2004

Oct. 12, 2004

22

ORDER by Judge Thomas J Curran DENYING 13 Defendant's Expedited Motion to Take Rule 35 Mental Examination of Rae Ann Good (cc: all counsel) (vkb) (Entered: 10/13/2004)

Oct. 12, 2004

Oct. 12, 2004

23

STIPULATION AND ORDER by Judge Thomas J Curran that the Scheduling Order is amended to read as follows: any dispositive motions must be served and filed on or before 10/21/04 (cc: all counsel)(vkb)

Oct. 20, 2004

Oct. 20, 2004

Reset Deadlines: Dispositive Motions due by 10/21/2004 (vkb)

Oct. 20, 2004

Oct. 20, 2004

24

MOTION for Summary Judgment by defendant Johnson International Inc (vkb) (Entered: 10/22/2004)

Oct. 21, 2004

Oct. 21, 2004

25

BRIEF in Support re 24 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by defendant Johnson International Inc (vkb) (Entered: 10/22/2004)

Oct. 21, 2004

Oct. 21, 2004

26

DECLARATION of Elana Olson in support of defendant's motion for summary judgment (vkb) (Entered: 10/22/2004)

Oct. 21, 2004

Oct. 21, 2004

27

DECLARATION of Richard A. Hansen (vkb) (Entered: 10/22/2004)

Oct. 21, 2004

Oct. 21, 2004

28

DECLARATION of Barbara Ingram (vkb) (Entered: 10/22/2004)

Oct. 21, 2004

Oct. 21, 2004

29

DECLARATION of Jane M. Hutterly (vkb) (Entered: 10/22/2004)

Oct. 21, 2004

Oct. 21, 2004

30

DECLARATION of Carol N. Skornicka (vkb) (Entered: 10/22/2004)

Oct. 21, 2004

Oct. 21, 2004

31

DECLARATION of Dennis Axelson (vkb) (Entered: 10/22/2004)

Oct. 21, 2004

Oct. 21, 2004

32

DECLARATION of Justin V. Strom (vkb) (Entered: 10/22/2004)

Oct. 21, 2004

Oct. 21, 2004

33

Proposed Findings of Fact by defendant Johnson International Inc in support of its motion for summary judgment (vkb) (Entered: 10/22/2004)

Oct. 21, 2004

Oct. 21, 2004

34

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by defendant Johnson International Inc (vkb) (Entered: 10/22/2004)

Oct. 21, 2004

Oct. 21, 2004

35

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by defendant Johnson International Inc (correcting the certificate of service filed on 10/21/04 [#34]) (vkb) (Entered: 10/26/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004

Oct. 25, 2004

36

AMENDED BRIEF IN SUPPORT by defendant Johnson International Inc re: 25 Brief in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment (vkb) (Entered: 10/26/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004

Oct. 25, 2004

38

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by defendant Johnson International Inc (vkb) (Entered: 10/26/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004

Oct. 25, 2004

39

BRIEF in Opposition re 24 defendant's MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (vkb)

Nov. 29, 2004

Nov. 29, 2004

40

AFFIDAVIT of Rae Ann Good in Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment (vkb)

Nov. 29, 2004

Nov. 29, 2004

41

AFFIDAVIT of Brian C. Tyndall in Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment (vkb)

Nov. 29, 2004

Nov. 29, 2004

42

RESPONSE to 33 defendant's Proposed Findings of Fact and 37 Additional Proposed Findings of Fact filed by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (vkb)

Nov. 29, 2004

Nov. 29, 2004

43

STIPULATION by the parties that the deadline for defendant to file its reply materials in support of its motion for summary judgment shall be extended from 12/14/04 until 12/29/04 (vkb) (Entered: 12/06/2004)

Dec. 3, 2004

Dec. 3, 2004

44

ORDER by Judge Thomas J Curran DENYING without prejudice 43 the parties Stipulated Request for an Extension of Time for the Defendant to File a Reply Brief; INSTEAD, the parties shall file their settlement papers on or before 12/29/04, or inform the court of the status of the case (cc: all counsel)(vkb)

Dec. 6, 2004

Dec. 6, 2004

45

LETTER from Defendant stating that all the conditions in paragraph 9 of the Consent Decree, other than the entry of the order, have been met (vkb) (Entered: 12/23/2004)

Dec. 22, 2004

Dec. 22, 2004

46

CONSENT DECREE signed by Judge Thomas J Curran on 9/27/04; case DISMISSED with prejudice, without costs to either party and with the Court reserving jurisdiction only as necessary to enforce this Consent Decree; see order for further details (cc: all counsel)(vkb) (Entered: 12/28/2004)

Dec. 27, 2004

Dec. 27, 2004

47

ORDER by Judge Thomas J Curran that this action is DISMISSED; IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court shall enter a final judgment as a separate document (cc: all counsel)(vkb) (Entered: 09/16/2005)

Sept. 15, 2005

Sept. 15, 2005

48

JUDGMENT signed by Deputy Clerk and signed by Judge Thomas J Curran; this action is DISMISSED with prejudice and without costs to either party; see judgment for further details (cc: all counsel)(vkb) (Entered: 09/16/2005)

Sept. 15, 2005

Sept. 15, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: Wisconsin

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2003

Closing Date: Dec. 27, 2006

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

EEOC on behalf of female employee alleging failure to hire based on pregnancy.

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Johnson International, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 450,000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Discrimination Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits