Case: EEOC v. WHEELS OF WELLNESS

2:05-cv-04773 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: Sept. 6, 2005

Closed Date: 2009

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Case Summary

The Philadelphia office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, against Wheels of Wellness, Inc. The complaint, filed in September 2005, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that Defendant subjected the charging party to sexual harassment. In January 2006 the parties entered into a consent decree. The decree, valid for three years, required Defendant to pay a total of $60…

The Philadelphia office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, against Wheels of Wellness, Inc. The complaint, filed in September 2005, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that Defendant subjected the charging party to sexual harassment.

In January 2006 the parties entered into a consent decree. The decree, valid for three years, required Defendant to pay a total of $60,200 ($30,200 to the charging party and $6,000 each to five other female employees). Defendant was enjoined from discriminating or retaliating in violation of Title VII, and required to provide Title VII training to its employees, post a notice of non-discrimination at its facility, draft a policy against discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and draft a complaint procedure. The term of the decree was three years. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

Summary Authors

Shankar Viswanathan (7/16/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Wheels of Wellness, Inc.

Jan. 27, 2006 Docket
1

Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Wheels of Wellness, Inc.

Sept. 6, 2005 Complaint
12

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Wheels of Wellness, Inc.

Jan. 25, 2006 Settlement Agreement

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Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against WHEELS OF WELLNESS, INC. , filed by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION.(ss, ) (Entered: 09/06/2005)

Sept. 6, 2005

Summons Issued, One original mailed as to WHEELS OF WELLNESS, INC.. Forwarded To: Counsel on 9/6/05 (ss, ) (Entered: 09/06/2005)

Sept. 6, 2005

DEMAND for Trial by Jury by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (ss, ) (Entered: 09/06/2005)

Sept. 6, 2005
2

Affidavit of Service of TOM FREDERICKS re: service of Summons and Complaint upon MARYANN GRAMIACK on behalf of DEFENDANTS WHEELS OF WELLNESS, INC. by Personal Service on 9/22/2005, answer due 10/12/2005. (jpd) (Entered: 10/06/2005)

Oct. 6, 2005
3

STIPULATION to extend time for answer to complaint by WHEELS OF WELLNESS, INC.. (SHULTZ, CHRISTINE) (FILED IN ERROR BY ATTORNEY; COPY FORWARDED TO JUDGE FOR APPROVAL) Modified on 10/17/2005 (np). (Entered: 10/14/2005)

Oct. 14, 2005
4

Defendant's ANSWER to Complaint by WHEELS OF WELLNESS, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(SHULTZ, CHRISTINE) (Entered: 10/21/2005)

Oct. 21, 2005
5

NOTICE of Appearance by CHRISTINE N. SHULTZ on behalf of WHEELS OF WELLNESS, INC. (SHULTZ, CHRISTINE) (Entered: 10/21/2005)

Oct. 21, 2005
6

NOTICE of Hearing:RULE 16 SCHEDULING CONFERENCE SET FOR 11/8/2005 09:30 AM IN JUDGE'S CHAMBERS BEFORE HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND. (cdj, ) (Entered: 10/24/2005)

Oct. 24, 2005
8

Minute Entry for Pretrial Conference held before Judge PAUL S. DIAMOND on 11/9/05 (jpd) (Entered: 11/10/2005)

Nov. 10, 2005
9

ORDER THAT A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE IS SET FOR 12/7/2005 AT 9:30 AM IN COURTROOM BEFORE HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND. SIGNED BY JUDGE PAUL S. DIAMOND ON 11/21/05. 11/22/05 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(fdc) (Entered: 11/22/2005)

Nov. 21, 2005
10

ORDER THAT A TELEPHONE CONFERENCE IS SET FOR 12/12/2005 AT 10:00 A.M. IN JUDGE'S CHAMBERS BEFORE HONORABLE PAUL S. DIAMOND. SIGNED BY JUDGE PAUL S. DIAMOND ON 12/7/05. 12/7/05 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E-MAILED. (jpd) (Entered: 12/07/2005)

Dec. 7, 2005
11

ORDER DISMISSING ACTION WITH PREJUDICE PURSUANT TO LOCAL RULE 41.1(b). SIGNED BY JUDGE PAUL S. DIAMOND ON 12/12/05. 12/12/05 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED AND FAXED.(cj, ) (Entered: 12/12/2005)

Dec. 12, 2005
12

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT Proposed Consent Decree by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION. (SMITH, RACHEL) (Entered: 01/25/2006)

Jan. 25, 2006
13

CONSENT DECREE. SIGNED BY JUDGE PAUL S. DIAMOND ON 1/26/06. 1/27/06 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (jpd) (Entered: 01/27/2006)

Jan. 26, 2006
14

ORDER THAT THE ORDER DISMISSING THIS ACTION WITH PREJUDICE UNDER LOCAL RULE 41.1(b)(DOC. NO.11) IS HEREBY VACATED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT THE CONSENT DECREE IS APPROVED AND ADOPTED AS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. THE CLERK OF SHALL CLOSE THIS CASE FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES. SIGNED BY JUDGE PAUL S. DIAMOND ON 1/26/06. 1/27/06 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (jpd) Additional attachment(s) added on 1/31/2006 (jpd, ). (Entered: 01/27/2006)

Jan. 27, 2006

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 6, 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

Wheels of Wellness (Philadelphia), 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: 60200

Order Duration: 2006 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits