Case: EEOC v. GLOBAL MATERIAL SERVICES

5:00-cv-00352 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas

Filed Date: Sept. 25, 2000

Closed Date: March 21, 2001

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Case Summary

In September 2000, the EEOC district office of Little Rock, Arkansas brought this suit against Global Material Services in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The complaint alleged a hostile work environment and the constructive discharge of several female employees in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The three plaintiff intervenors alleged that the defendant's managers disseminated home phone numbers that led to harassing phone calls from co-w…

In September 2000, the EEOC district office of Little Rock, Arkansas brought this suit against Global Material Services in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The complaint alleged a hostile work environment and the constructive discharge of several female employees in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The three plaintiff intervenors alleged that the defendant's managers disseminated home phone numbers that led to harassing phone calls from co-workers, requested sexual favors, sexually touched, and sexually joked with the aggrieved women.

In February of 2001, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered. In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant and its agents would not discriminate or retaliate on the basis of sex; train all employees concerning the Title VII prohibitions on sex discrimination and retaliation; further train a select few employees on how to prevent sexual harassment; and that all reports of sexual harassment would be given to its human resources office in Memphis, Tennessee within 30 days of the report date. The decree also stated that the defendant would post the notice that the EEOC requires it to conspicuously post concerning Title VII. Individually, the plaintiff intervenors received amounts of $112,500, $93,750 and $93,750 in satisfaction of all damages and future claims. Lastly, the defendant was to provide a neutral reference letter for each of the aggrieved employees and make no reference to this litigation or complaints thereof in any personnel files. Attorney's fees were not awarded.

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Jason Chester (6/1/2007)

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5:00-cv-00352

Docket

EEOC v. Global Material Svc.

March 21, 2001

March 21, 2001

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Complaint

EEOC v. Global Material Svc.

Sept. 25, 2000

Sept. 25, 2000

Complaint
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Complaint in Intervention on Behalf of Darlene Worthen, Mary Donaldson and Christy Park

EEOC v. Global Material Svc.

Oct. 30, 2000

Oct. 30, 2000

Complaint
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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Global Material Svc.

Feb. 21, 2001

Feb. 21, 2001

Order/Opinion
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Order

EEOC v. Global Material Svc.

Feb. 23, 2001

Feb. 23, 2001

Order/Opinion
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Order on Motion to Enforce Consent Decree

EEOC v. Global Material Svc.

March 21, 2001

March 21, 2001

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT with JURY DEMAND ($150.00 filing fee waived) no summons issued (former empl) (Entered: 09/25/2000)

Sept. 25, 2000

Sept. 25, 2000

2

MOTION by intervenors Darlene Worthen, Mary Donaldson & Christy Park to intervene and combined brief in support thereof (former empl) (Entered: 09/28/2000)

Sept. 28, 2000

Sept. 28, 2000

3

ORDER by Judge William R. Wilson granting intervenors' motion to intervene [2-1]; intervenors Darlene Worthen, Mary Donaldson and Christy Park to file their complaint within 10 days of the date of this order (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 10/18/2000)

Oct. 18, 2000

Oct. 18, 2000

4

WAIVER OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS upon defendant Global Material Svc on 10/11/00 (former empl) (Entered: 10/24/2000)

Oct. 24, 2000

Oct. 24, 2000

5

INTERVENOR'S complaint with JURY DEMAND by intervenors Darlene Worthen, Mary Donaldson & Christy Park (former empl) (Entered: 10/30/2000)

Oct. 30, 2000

Oct. 30, 2000

6

REQUEST for Admissions by plaintiff EEOC (former empl) (Entered: 12/05/2000)

Dec. 4, 2000

Dec. 4, 2000

7

ANSWER by defendant to complaint (former empl) (Entered: 12/20/2000)

Dec. 20, 2000

Dec. 20, 2000

8

MOTION by plaintiff to strike defendant's affirmative defenses with memorandum of law (former empl) (Entered: 01/02/2001)

Jan. 2, 2001

Jan. 2, 2001

9

INITIAL SCHEDULING ORDER (DOCmj); Rule 26(f) conference to be held on or before 2/27/01; Rule 26(f) report will be due by 3/13/01; Rule 16(b) conference (if needed) will be held 3/20/01; proposed trial date 12/17/01 (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 01/08/2001)

Jan. 4, 2001

Jan. 4, 2001

10

RESPONSE by defendant Global Material Svc to plaintiff's motion to strike [8-1] (former empl) (Entered: 01/11/2001)

Jan. 11, 2001

Jan. 11, 2001

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CONSENT DECREE by Judge William R. Wilson resolving all issues and claims arising out of plaintiff's complaint of Charge Nos. 251-99-0971, 251-99-0972 & 251-99-0973 filed by intervenors; the provisions of this Consent Decree to continue to be effective and binding for a period of two years from the date of the entry of this decree except for Section VI.C (neutral reference) which will be in effect permanently; a training session on the prevention of sexual harassment will be conducted within 90 days of the entry of this decree; defendant shall conspicuously post the notice at Appendix A of this Decree at its Pine Bluff facility for a one year period commencing within 10 days after entry of this Decree; defendant shall deliver checks to Morgan Welch, at his address, made payable to Morgan Welch and Darlene Worthen in the amount of $112,500, Morgan Welch and Mary Donaldson in the amount of $93,750 and Morgan Welch and Christy Park in the amount of $93,750 within 14 days after entry of this Decree; each party to bear own costs, including attorneys' fees; defendant agrees to provide a neutral reference to any potential employers who request a job reference; case terminated (cc: all counsel) (former empl) Modified on 04/05/2001 (Entered: 02/23/2001)

Feb. 21, 2001

Feb. 21, 2001

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ORDER by Judge William R. Wilson denying plaintiff's motion to strike [8-1] (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 02/23/2001)

Feb. 23, 2001

Feb. 23, 2001

13

MOTION by intervenors to enforce consent decree , or in the alternative, for authorization to allow execution on consent decree (former empl) (Entered: 03/13/2001)

March 13, 2001

March 13, 2001

14

MOTION by plaintiff to enforce consent decree (former empl) (Entered: 03/14/2001)

March 14, 2001

March 14, 2001

15

ORDER by Judge William R. Wilson that the issues contained in EEOC's motion to enforce consent decree [14-1] & intervenors' motion to enforce consent decree [13-1], or in the alternative, motion for authorization to allow execution on consent decree [13-2] have been resolved less and except the issue of interest being claimed by the intervenors (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 03/21/2001)

March 21, 2001

March 21, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Arkansas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 25, 2000

Closing Date: March 21, 2001

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Global Material Services (Pine Bluff, Arkansas), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

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

State Anti-Discrimination Law

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: 300000

Order Duration: 2001 - 2003

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Neutral/Positive Reference

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit