Case: EEOC v. PJR Enterprises, Inc.

1:04-cv-07736 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Nov. 29, 2004

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Indianapolis office filed this suit on November 29, 2004 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Chicago Division. The EEOC filed the suit on behalf of a female complainant who alleged defendant PJR Enterprises, Inc. sexually harassed her in violation of Title VII. After a status conference and defendant answer both in early January 2005, the parties reached an agreement in April 2005. A consent decree was entered April 12, 2005. The consent degree …

The EEOC's Indianapolis office filed this suit on November 29, 2004 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Chicago Division. The EEOC filed the suit on behalf of a female complainant who alleged defendant PJR Enterprises, Inc. sexually harassed her in violation of Title VII. After a status conference and defendant answer both in early January 2005, the parties reached an agreement in April 2005. A consent decree was entered April 12, 2005.

The consent degree conferred $6,000 to the complainant. The defendant agreed to appoint a compliance coordinator to ensure compliance with the consent decree and Title VII. The coordinator was also in charge of keeping records on complaints of sexual harassment and sending reports regarding all matters of the defendant's compliance. The defendant further agreed to conduct semi-annual training. The settlement term was 3 years. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

William Burns (7/31/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:04-cv-07736

Docket [PACER]

April 12, 2005

April 12, 2005

Docket
1

1:04-cv-07736

Complaint

Nov. 29, 2004

Nov. 29, 2004

Complaint
11

1:04-cv-07736

Consent Decree

April 12, 2005

April 12, 2005

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 9, 2022, 3:03 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; Jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of Gregory M. Gochanour, Bobby C. Simpson, Michelle Eisele, Laurie A. Young as attorney(s) for plaintiff (One original and one copy summons(es) issued.) (Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (lw) (Entered: 12/01/2004)

Nov. 29, 2004

Nov. 29, 2004

2

APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice for EEOC by Michelle Eisele; Order entered granting leave by Hon. Suzanne B. Conlon (rbf) (Entered: 12/03/2004)

Dec. 2, 2004

Dec. 2, 2004

3

APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice for plaintiff EEOC by Laurie A. Young; Order entered granting leave by Hon. Suzanne B. Conlon (rbf) (Entered: 12/03/2004)

Dec. 2, 2004

Dec. 2, 2004

5

LETTER from plaintiff to Clerk of Court dated 12/02/04 (cdy) (Entered: 12/07/2004)

Dec. 3, 2004

Dec. 3, 2004

4

APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice for plaintiff by Bobby C. Simpson; Order entered granting leave by Hon. Suzanne B. Conlon (cdy) (Entered: 12/07/2004)

Dec. 6, 2004

Dec. 6, 2004

SCHEDULE set on 12/10/04 by Hon. Suzanne B. Conlon : Status hearing set on 1/6/05 at 9:00 am. At the status hearing, the parties are to report on the following: 1. Possiblity of settlement in the case; 2. If no possibility of settlement exists, the nature and length of discovery necessary to get the case ready for trial. Plaintiff is directed to advise all other parties of the court's action herein and to forward a copy of the court's procedure guidelines to defendants. Mailed notice (cgb) (Entered: 12/10/2004)

Dec. 10, 2004

Dec. 10, 2004

6

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to defendant PJR Enterprises Inc on 12/20/04. (gma) (Entered: 01/04/2005)

Jan. 3, 2005

Jan. 3, 2005

7

MINUTE ORDER of 1/6/05 by Hon. Suzanne B. Conlon : Status hearing held. Parties to comply with FRCP 26(a)(1) by 1/20/05. Discovery cut-off and filing of dispositive motions with supporting memoranda set on 05/05/05. Joint final pretrial order with agreed pattern jury instructions submission set on 05/26/05 at 9:00 a.m.; plaintiff's draft to be submitted to defendant by 05/19/05. Case is placed on the June 2005 trial calendar. Firm dates. Parties to contact the clerk if a settlement conference is deemed approprate. Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 01/07/2005)

Jan. 6, 2005

Jan. 6, 2005

8

ANSWER by defendant to plaintiff's complaint [1-1]; Notice. (hp) (Entered: 01/10/2005)

Jan. 7, 2005

Jan. 7, 2005

9

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Steven N. Fritzshall, Brad J. Pawlowski. (hp) (Entered: 01/10/2005)

Jan. 7, 2005

Jan. 7, 2005

10

MINUTE entry before Judge Suzanne B. Conlon : Parties having agreed to a consent decree, this action is dismissed and all pending dates are vacated. Enter Consent Decree. Civil case terminated. Notices mailed by judge's staff (hp, ) (Entered: 04/13/2005)

April 12, 2005

April 12, 2005

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CONSENT DECREE Signed by Judge Suzanne B. Conlon on 4/12/2005: (hp, ) (Entered: 04/13/2005)

April 12, 2005

April 12, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 29, 2004

Closing Date: 2008

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

PJR Enterprises, Inc. (Lincolnwood, Illinois), 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: 6000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits