Case: EEOC v. PARAGON SYSTEMS INC

2:04-cv-03513 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Filed Date: Dec. 28, 2004

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

In December 2004, the New Orleans District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Paragon Systems, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana alleging discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected one of the charging parties, a female employee, to sexual harassment by her supervisor and a co-worker. The defendant also retaliated agai…

In December 2004, the New Orleans District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Paragon Systems, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana alleging discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected one of the charging parties, a female employee, to sexual harassment by her supervisor and a co-worker. The defendant also retaliated against her by transferring her to a less desirable shift and terminating her after she complained of the harassment. In addition, the defendant retaliated against the other charging party, a male employee, by terminating him after he gave testimony as part of the company's internal investigation of the female employee's complaint. After some scheduling orders, the parties settled through a consent decree in June 2005.

The two-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: maintain records of all complaints of Title VII discrimination, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, provide annual Title VII training, post a Title VII notice, and pay $40,000 to be distributed between the two charging parties.

The decree was entered in 2005 and scheduled to last until 2007. No further docket entries exist, so the case is closed.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (7/10/2007)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4270949/parties/eeoc-v-paragon-systems-inc/

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Paragon Systems Inc

June 10, 2005 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. Paragon Systems Inc

Dec. 28, 2004 Complaint
10

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Paragon Systems Inc

June 10, 2005 Settlement Agreement

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4270949/eeoc-v-paragon-systems-inc/

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT; 1 summons(es) issued (dmg) (Entered: 12/29/2004)

Dec. 28, 2004 RECAP
2

MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer by Paragon Systems Inc. (dmg, ) (Entered: 03/02/2005)

Feb. 25, 2005 PACER
3

ORDER granting 2 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer as to Paragon Systems Inc answer due 3/17/2005. . Signed by Judge A. J. McNamara on 2/28/05. (dmg, ) (Entered: 03/02/2005)

March 1, 2005 PACER
4

MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer re 1 Complaint by Paragon Systems Inc. (bbc, ) (Entered: 03/21/2005)

March 17, 2005 PACER
5

ORDER granting 4 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer 1 Complaint as to Paragon Systems Inc; answer due 4/6/2005. . Signed by Judge A. J. McNamara on 3/18/05. (bbc, ) (Entered: 03/21/2005)

March 21, 2005 PACER
6

60-DAY ORDER DISMISSING CASE. Signed by Judge A. J. McNamara. (CASE CLOSED)(dmg, ) (Entered: 04/07/2005)

April 6, 2005 PACER
7

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Consent Decree by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (dmg, ) (Entered: 06/08/2005)

June 6, 2005 PACER
8

ORDER granting 7 Motion for Extension of Time to File Consent Decree until 6/10/05. Signed by Judge A. J. McNamara. (dmg, ) (Entered: 06/08/2005)

June 7, 2005 PACER
9

MOTION to Approve Consent Judgment by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Paragon Systems Inc. (dmg, ) (Entered: 06/13/2005)

June 8, 2005 PACER
10

CONSENT DECREE. Signed by Judge A. J. McNamara on 6/9/05. (dmg, ) (Entered: 06/13/2005)

June 10, 2005 PACER
11

STIPULATION of Dismissal w/prej by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Paragon Systems Inc. (dmg, ) (Entered: 06/13/2005)

June 10, 2005 PACER

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 28, 2004

Closing Date: 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

Paragon Systems, Inc. (New Orleans, LA), 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: 40000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Reporting

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits