Case: EEOC v. LUX BAKERY, INC.

5:98-cv-00768 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Filed Date: Aug. 26, 1998

Closed Date: Oct. 15, 1999

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Case Summary

In August 1998, the San Antonio office of the EEOC filed this case against Lux Bakery, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas on behalf of women alleging that the defendant corporation had sexually harassed and constructively discharged them. Filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this case had limited action on the record before the parties agreed to the terms of a consent decree in October 1999. The consent decree awarded monies to the individual women complainants and created an injunction against Lux Bakery. Lux Bakery was enjoined from unlawfully discriminating on the basis of sex and ordered to post equal employment opportunity literature at its store and create a mandatory equal employment opportunity training program for its managers.

Summary Authors

Tony Friedman (6/30/2007)

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5:98-cv-00768

Docket

EEOC v. Lux Bakery, Inc.

Oct. 15, 1999

Oct. 15, 1999

Docket
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5:98-cv-00768

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Lux Bakery, Inc.

Oct. 15, 1999

Oct. 15, 1999

Settlement Agreement

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 4, 2022, 3:24 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

Complaint filed. (Pages: 6) (wg) (Entered: 08/26/1998)

Aug. 26, 1998

Aug. 26, 1998

1

Demand for jury trial by EEOC (wg) (Entered: 08/26/1998)

Aug. 26, 1998

Aug. 26, 1998

2

Answer by Lux Bakery, Inc. (fe) (Entered: 10/16/1998)

Oct. 16, 1998

Oct. 16, 1998

3

ORDER - Notice of right to consent to disposition of a civil case by a U.S. Magistrate (fe) (Entered: 11/09/1998)

Nov. 6, 1998

Nov. 6, 1998

4

Scheduling order setting; Joining of parties, amending of pleadings on 3/4/99; Deadline for filing of all motions 5/28/99; Discovery cutoff 5/6/99; Alternate Dispute Resolution Report due by 2/2/99; Jury Trial for 9:30 8/2/99; Jury Selection set at 9:30 8/2/99 (fe) (Entered: 11/09/1998)

Nov. 6, 1998

Nov. 6, 1998

5

Non-consent to proceed before a U.S. Magistrate by EEOC (fe) (Entered: 11/30/1998)

Nov. 27, 1998

Nov. 27, 1998

6

Consent to trial by Magistrate by Lux Bakery, Inc. (fe) (Entered: 12/03/1998)

Dec. 3, 1998

Dec. 3, 1998

7

Designation of potential witnesses filed by Lux Bakery, Inc. (fe) (Entered: 01/14/1999)

Jan. 13, 1999

Jan. 13, 1999

8

Alternate Dispute Resolution Report filed by EEOC, ; Party(s) agree to Alternate Dispute Resolution (wg) (Entered: 01/29/1999)

Jan. 29, 1999

Jan. 29, 1999

9

Alternate Dispute Resolution Report filed by Lux Bakery, Inc., ; Party(s) agree to Alternate Dispute Resolution (fe) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Feb. 2, 1999

Feb. 2, 1999

10

Supplemental designation of potential witnesses by Lux Bakery, Inc. (fe) (Entered: 03/24/1999)

March 24, 1999

March 24, 1999

11

Motion by EEOC for leave to file to designate supplemental fact witnesses (fe) (Entered: 03/25/1999)

March 24, 1999

March 24, 1999

Received "Plaintiff's supplemental fact witnesses". (fe) (Entered: 03/25/1999)

March 24, 1999

March 24, 1999

12

ORDER granting Plaintiff's motion for leave designate supplemental fact witnesses [11-1] (fe) (Entered: 03/26/1999)

March 25, 1999

March 25, 1999

13

Plaintiff's supplemental fact witnesses by EEOC (fe) (Entered: 03/26/1999)

March 25, 1999

March 25, 1999

14

Motion by EEOC to strike expert witnesses (lp) (Entered: 04/16/1999)

April 15, 1999

April 15, 1999

15

Response by Lux Bakery, Inc. to plaintiff's motion to strike expert witnesses [14-1] (fe) (Entered: 04/27/1999)

April 27, 1999

April 27, 1999

16

Order granting plaintiff's motion to strike expert witnesses [14-1] (fe) (Entered: 05/06/1999)

May 5, 1999

May 5, 1999

17

Offer of Judgment filed by Lux Bakery, Inc. (fe) (Entered: 05/14/1999)

May 13, 1999

May 13, 1999

18

Unopposed motion by EEOC to request extension to file agreed joint pre-trial order and to extend trial date (fe) (Entered: 05/17/1999)

May 14, 1999

May 14, 1999

19

ORDER granting motion to request extension to file agreed joint pre-trial order and to extend trial date [18-1] Deadline for filing of all dispositive motions by 8/20/99; Pretrial order to be submitted on or before 10/4/99 , reset Jury selection and trial for 9:30 10/18/99 (fe) (Entered: 05/20/1999)

May 19, 1999

May 19, 1999

Jury selection reset to 9:30 10/18/99 (fe) (Entered: 05/20/1999)

May 19, 1999

May 19, 1999

20

Notice of pending settlement filed by EEOC, Lux Bakery, Inc. (fe) (Entered: 09/28/1999)

Sept. 27, 1999

Sept. 27, 1999

21

ORDER ENTERING CONSENT DECREE. After reviewing the Consent Decree submitted by the parties, the Court finds that all issues in the Complaint have been disposed of, that the parties are in agreement, and that the decree should be entered. It is therefore ORDERED that the Consent Decree is hereby entered. (fe) (Entered: 10/18/1999)

Oct. 15, 1999

Oct. 15, 1999

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CONSENT DECREE (fe) (Entered: 10/18/1999)

Oct. 15, 1999

Oct. 15, 1999

Case closed (fe) (Entered: 10/18/1999)

Oct. 15, 1999

Oct. 15, 1999

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 26, 1998

Closing Date: Oct. 15, 1999

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

Lux Bakery, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 14000

Order Duration: 1999 - 2002

Content of Injunction:

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Discrimination Prohibition

Monitoring

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits