Case: EEOC v. JESOHN INC (d/b/a COFFEE &)

2:05-cv-01845 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Filed Date: May 12, 2005

Closed Date: 2009

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Case Summary

In May 2005, the New Orleans District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Jesohn, Inc., d/b/a Coffee &, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana alleging discrimination on the basis of sex and pregnancy in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the defendant discharged the charging party, a female employee, and other similarly situated individuals when it discovered the women were pregnant. The defendant also had a written …

In May 2005, the New Orleans District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Jesohn, Inc., d/b/a Coffee &, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana alleging discrimination on the basis of sex and pregnancy in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the defendant discharged the charging party, a female employee, and other similarly situated individuals when it discovered the women were pregnant. The defendant also had a written policy that required female employees to take a leave of absence as soon as they discovered they were pregnant. After some scheduling orders, the parties participated in a settlement conference in April 2006 and reached a final settlement a few months later in September through a consent decree.

The three-year decree contained non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses and required the defendant to: develop an anti-discrimination policy and compliant procedure, distribute and post the policy, provide semi-annual Title VII training for its managerial employees and owners, post a notice of the decree, and report to the EEOC at specified intervals. In addition, the defendant agreed to pay $26,000 to be divided between two individuals.

The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (6/26/2007)

Clearinghouse (6/10/2017)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:05-cv-01845

Docket

EEOC v. Jesohn Inc

Sept. 6, 2006

Sept. 6, 2006

Docket
1

2:05-cv-01845

Complaint

EEOC v. Jesohn Inc

May 12, 2005

May 12, 2005

Complaint
23

2:05-cv-01845

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Jesohn Inc

Sept. 6, 2006

Sept. 6, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4270999/us-equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-jesohn-inc/

Last updated Aug. 26, 2022, 3:21 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Jesohn, Inc. filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(plh, ) (Entered: 05/19/2005)

May 12, 2005

May 12, 2005

RECAP
2

Summons Issued as to Jesohn, Inc.. (plh, ) (Entered: 05/19/2005)

May 12, 2005

May 12, 2005

PACER
3

ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand by Defendant Jesohn, Inc..(plh, ) (Entered: 07/05/2005)

June 29, 2005

June 29, 2005

PACER
4

ORDER Scheduling Conference set for 9/15/2005 01:30 PM before Magistrate Roby. Signed by Judge Karen Wells Roby on 8/10/05.(plh, ) (Entered: 08/11/2005)

Aug. 11, 2005

Aug. 11, 2005

PACER
5

Rule 16/Preliminary Scheduling Conference set for 9/15/05 is RESCHEDULED for 2/21/2006 01:30 PM. Signed by Judge Karen Wells Roby on 11/7/05.(dno, ) (Entered: 11/09/2005)

Nov. 8, 2005

Nov. 8, 2005

PACER
6

MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiff's Request to Proceed as a Class and Plaintiff's Class Wide Allegations by Jesohn, Inc. Motion Hearing set for 1/18/2006 09:30 AM before Chief Judge Helen G. Berrigan. (plh, ) (Entered: 01/03/2006)

Jan. 3, 2006

Jan. 3, 2006

PACER
7

MOTION to Substitute Attorney. Attorney Lillian M. Thornton to be substituted in place of Erania Ebron Martin as Lead Attorney by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (plh, ) (Entered: 01/10/2006)

Jan. 5, 2006

Jan. 5, 2006

PACER
9

MOTION to Withdraw Document re 6 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiff's Request to Proceed as a Class and Plaintiff's Class Wide Allegations by Jesohn, Inc.. (plh, ) (Entered: 01/11/2006)

Jan. 6, 2006

Jan. 6, 2006

PACER
8

ORDER granting 7 Motion to Substitute Attorney. Signed by Judge Helen G. Berrigan on 1/6/06. (plh, ) (Entered: 01/10/2006)

Jan. 9, 2006

Jan. 9, 2006

PACER
10

ORDER granting 9 MOTION to Withdraw Document re 6 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiff's Request to Proceed as a Class and Plaintiff's Class Wide Allegations filed by Jesohn, Inc. Signed by Judge Helen G. Berrigan on 1/10/06.(plh, ) (Entered: 01/11/2006)

Jan. 10, 2006

Jan. 10, 2006

PACER
11

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26(f) Report by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (plh, ) (Entered: 02/16/2006)

Feb. 15, 2006

Feb. 15, 2006

PACER
12

Notice of 636(c) Non-Consent to Proceed Before a Magistrate Judge . Signed by Judge Karen Wells Roby on 2/21/06.(plh, ) (Entered: 02/22/2006)

Feb. 21, 2006

Feb. 21, 2006

PACER
13

ORDER Settlement Conference set for 4/24/2006 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby. Signed by Judge Karen Wells Roby on 2/21/06.(plh, ) (Entered: 02/22/2006)

Feb. 21, 2006

Feb. 21, 2006

PACER
14

Order Vacating Case Referral to Magistrate Judge. Signed by Judge Helen G. Berrigan on 3/3/06.(blg, ) (Entered: 03/08/2006)

March 3, 2006

March 3, 2006

RECAP
15

NOTICE of Hearing. Scheduling Conference set for 3/30/2006 10:30 AM before courtroom deputy by telephone, by Clerk. (kac, ) (Entered: 03/17/2006)

March 17, 2006

March 17, 2006

PACER
16

ORDER Telephone Preliminary Conference CONTINUED to 5/9/2006 10:15 AM if necessary. Signed by Judge Helen G. Berrigan on 3/30/06.(plh, ) (Entered: 04/04/2006)

March 30, 2006

March 30, 2006

PACER
17

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Karen Wells Roby : Settlement Conference held on 4/24/2006. Negotiations are continuing and counsel shall contact the undersigned during the first week in May. (car, ) (Entered: 04/26/2006)

April 24, 2006

April 24, 2006

PACER
18

ORDER Telephone Preliminary Conference reset for 5/18/2006 10:15 AM before courtroom deputy . Signed by Judge Helen G. Berrigan on 5/9/06.(plh, ) (Entered: 05/09/2006)

May 9, 2006

May 9, 2006

PACER
19

ORDER Telephone Preliminary Conference reset for 5/23/2006 10:15 AM before courtroom deputy . Signed by Judge Helen G. Berrigan on 5/12/06.(plh, ) (Entered: 05/12/2006)

May 12, 2006

May 12, 2006

PACER
20

ORDER Telephone Preliminary Conference reset for 5/25/2006 09:30 AM before courtroom deputy . Signed by Judge Helen G. Berrigan on 5/18/06.(plh, ) (Entered: 05/22/2006)

May 19, 2006

May 19, 2006

PACER
21

ORDER DISMISSING CASE. Signed by Judge Helen G. Berrigan on 5/24/06.(plh, ) (Entered: 05/25/2006)

May 24, 2006

May 24, 2006

PACER
22

EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Approve Consent Decree by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (plh, ) (Entered: 09/08/2006)

Aug. 31, 2006

Aug. 31, 2006

PACER
23

CONSENT DECREE . Signed by Judge Helen G. Berrigan on 9/1/06. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(plh, ) (Entered: 09/08/2006)

1 Exhibit

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Sept. 6, 2006

Sept. 6, 2006

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 12, 2005

Closing Date: 2009

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

Jesohn, Inc. (Harvey, LA), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

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: 26000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits