Case: EEOC v. Humane Animal Welfare Society

2:05-cv-00965 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Filed Date: Sept. 8, 2005

Closed Date: June 28, 2007

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Case Summary

In September 2005, the Milwaukee District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against the Humane Animal Welfare Society in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin alleging violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"). Specifically, the charging parties, former employees, alleged that the defendant terminated their employment because of their age and then refused to rehire them in retaliation for their complaint to the EEOC. In January 2006, the parties…

In September 2005, the Milwaukee District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against the Humane Animal Welfare Society in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin alleging violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"). Specifically, the charging parties, former employees, alleged that the defendant terminated their employment because of their age and then refused to rehire them in retaliation for their complaint to the EEOC. In January 2006, the parties participated in mediation, and they reached a settlement through a consent decree in February 2006.

The eighteen-month decree contained a non-retaliation clause and required the defendant to pay a total of $25,000. In addition, the defendant agreed to: provide ADEA training to managers and supervisors, post an EEOC-provided notice, provide neutral references for the charging parties, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, and provide the charging parties with a letter of regret.

The decree was entered in 2006 and scheduled to last 2007. No further docket entries exist, so the case is closed.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (6/5/2007)

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Document

2:05-cv-00965

Docket

Feb. 28, 2006

Feb. 28, 2006

Docket
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Complaint Jury Trial Demand

Sept. 8, 2005

Sept. 8, 2005

Complaint
15

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Consent Decree and Order

EEOC v. Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, Inc.

Feb. 28, 2006

Feb. 28, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 20, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT with jury demand (Summons(es) issued); consent forms distributed for Magistrate Judge Patricia J. Gorence. E-file notification distributed. (vlh, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 9/13/2005 (vlh, ).

Sept. 8, 2005

Sept. 8, 2005

2

Refusal to Jurisdiction by US Magistrate Judge by all plaintiffs (Cornfield, Marcie)

Oct. 27, 2005

Oct. 27, 2005

3

ANSWER to Complaint by Humane Animal Welfare Society.(Dwyer, Kerry)

Nov. 7, 2005

Nov. 7, 2005

5

ORDER directing parties to confer within 21 days from the date of this order and on or before 12/23/05 file a proposed scheduling order for the court's signature. (cc: all counsel)(Blackburn, Pat)

Nov. 10, 2005

Nov. 10, 2005

6

Joint REPORT of Rule 26(f) Plan by all plaintiffs (Cornfield, Marcie)

Dec. 2, 2005

Dec. 2, 2005

7

LETTER from all counsel requesting mediation (Cornfield, Marcie)

Dec. 2, 2005

Dec. 2, 2005

8

PROPOSED Proposed Scheduling Order filed by all plaintiffs. (Cornfield, Marcie)

Dec. 5, 2005

Dec. 5, 2005

9

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Patricia J Gorence for the purpose of settlement conference. (cc: all counsel)(Blackburn, Pat)

Dec. 5, 2005

Dec. 5, 2005

10

ORDER signed by Judge Patricia J Gorence on 12/7/05 setting a mediation hearing for 1/31/2006 at 9:15 AM in Courtroom 282 before Magistrate Judge Patricia J Gorence. See order for additional information/deadlines. (cc: all counsel)

Dec. 7, 2005

Dec. 7, 2005

11

SCHEDULING ORDER: Amended Pleadings due by 2/1/2006. Discovery due by 6/30/2006. Plaintiffs Expert Witness List due by 2/28/2006. Defendants Expert Witness List due by 4/17/2006. Dispositive motions due by 7/31/2006. (cc: all counsel)(Blackburn, Pat)

Dec. 7, 2005

Dec. 7, 2005

12

Minute Entry for mediation held before Judge Patricia J Gorence on 1/31/2006. Parties settle case. Parties will have the settlement documents to Judge Stadtmueller by 02/28/06. (Gorence, Patricia J.) (Entered: 02/01/2006)

Jan. 31, 2006

Jan. 31, 2006

13

ORDER signed by Judge Patricia J. Gorence on 01/31/06 returning case to Judge J. P. Stadtmueller. Mediation held on 01/31/06 resulted in settlement. Parties to have settlement documents to Judge Stadtmueller by 02/28/06. (cc: all counsel)(Gorence, Patricia J.) (Entered: 02/01/2006)

Jan. 31, 2006

Jan. 31, 2006

Case no longer referred to Patricia J Gorence. (cms, )

Feb. 2, 2006

Feb. 2, 2006

14

MOTION for Settlement CONSENT DECREE by all plaintiffs. (Cornfield, Marcie)

Feb. 27, 2006

Feb. 27, 2006

15

CONSENT decree and order entered in this action. See order for details. (cc: all counsel)(Blackburn, Pat)

Feb. 28, 2006

Feb. 28, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: Wisconsin

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 8, 2005

Closing Date: June 28, 2007

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

Humane Animal Welfare Society (Waukesha), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.

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: 25000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Apology

Provide antidiscrimination training

Neutral/Positive Reference

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Retaliation Prohibition

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits