Case: EEOC v. THE GEHL CORPORATION

3:99-cv-00274 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

Filed Date: June 30, 1999

Closed Date: July 13, 2001

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Case Summary

In June 1999, the EEOC's Washington D.C. office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina against The GEHL Corporation d/b/a GEHL Group alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the EEOC alleged that defendant had refused to hire females for telemarketing sales positions. After a little bit of discovery, in April 2000, the parties moved for, and were granted, a stay of the action pending settlement negotiations. Then, in July 2001, they returned with a consent decree that was adopted by the court. The decree noted that the defendant no longer did business in the United States or abroad. As a result, various injunctive measures in the consent decree were conditioned on the defendant resuming business operations. However, the decree ordered a plan whereby the defendant would pay out $70,000 to the charging party and a class of similarly situated former female applicants for employment.

Summary Authors

Shankar Viswanathan (8/2/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. The GEHL Corporation

July 13, 2001 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. The GEHL Corporation

June 30, 1999 Complaint
24

Consent Protective Order

EEOC v. The GEHL Corporation

Feb. 28, 2000 Order/Opinion
23

Order [re: Request for Protective Order]

EEOC v. The GEHL Corporation

March 2, 2000 Order/Opinion
30

Consent Decree

EEOC v. The GEHL Corporation

July 13, 2001 Settlement Agreement

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link

SUMMONS(ES) issued for GEHL Corporation (clc) (Entered: 07/06/1999)

June 30, 1999
2

CONSENT/REFUSAL to Magistrate Jurisdiction by EEOC - Consent (clc) (Entered: 07/08/1999)

July 6, 1999
3

MOTION by GEHL Corporation for Robert P. Riordan, Randall D. Grayson, David B. Ritter to Appear Pro Hac Vice (clc) (Entered: 08/23/1999)

Aug. 18, 1999
4

AFFIDAVIT of Robert Riordan, Randall Grayson, David Ritter & Angela Ortiz filed by GEHL Corporation re: [3-1] motion for Robert P. Riordan, D. Grayson, David B. Ritter to Appear Pro Hac Vice (clc) (Entered: 08/23/1999)

Aug. 18, 1999
5

ANSWER to Complaint by GEHL Corporation (Attorney Leigh M. Levine, Angela Ortiz), (clc) (Entered: 08/23/1999)

Aug. 18, 1999

PHV Admission Filing Fee Paid for Ortiz, Riordan, Grayson & Ritter; FILING FEE $ 300.00 RECEIPT # 10593 (clc) (Entered: 09/21/1999)

Aug. 18, 1999
6

ORDER granting [3-1] motion for Robert P. Riordan, Randall D. Grayson, David B. Ritter to Appear Pro Hac Vice, and for attorney admission fee in amt of 75.00 ( signed by Magistrate Judge H. B. McKnight ) [EOD DATE: 8/30/99] (clc) (Entered: 08/30/1999)

Aug. 27, 1999
7

MOTION by GEHL Corporation for Angela Ortiz to Appear Pro Hac Vice (clc) (Entered: 09/08/1999)

Sept. 1, 1999
8

ORDER granting [7-1] motion for Angela Ortiz to Appear Pro Hac Vice, and for attorney admission fee in amt of 75.00 ( signed by Magistrate Judge H. B. McKnight ) [EOD DATE: 9/13/99] (clc) (Entered: 09/13/1999)

Sept. 9, 1999
9

JOINT MOTION by EEOC, GEHL Corporation to Extend Time an additional 14 days to file cert IAC (clc) (Entered: 09/13/1999)

Sept. 10, 1999
10

ORDER granting [9-1] joint motion to Extend Time an additional 14 days to file cert IAC, and Certificate of Atty Conf Due:Certificate of IAC deadline reset to 9/24/99 ( signed by Magistrate Judge H. B. McKnight ) [EOD DATE: 9/21/99] (clc) (Entered: 09/21/1999)

Sept. 13, 1999
11

STATUS REPORT by EEOC, GEHL Corporation (clc) (Entered: 09/27/1999)

Sept. 24, 1999
12

ORDER, set for IPC at 11:30 10/18/99 before Magistrate Judge H. B. McKnight ( signed by Magistrate Judge H. B. McKnight ) [EOD DATE: 10/4/99] (former emp) (Entered: 10/04/1999)

Oct. 4, 1999
13

CONSENT/REFUSAL to Magistrate Jurisdiction by GEHL Corporation - refusal (former emp) (Entered: 10/08/1999)

Oct. 7, 1999

CASE reassigned to Judge Graham C. Mullen (former emp) (Entered: 10/08/1999)

Oct. 7, 1999
14

ORDER, terminated deadlines IPC before Mag. McKnight ( signed by Magistrate Judge H. B. McKnight ) [EOD DATE: 10/21/99] (former emp) (Entered: 10/21/1999)

Oct. 14, 1999
16

ORDER, set for IPC at 10:00 11/16/99 before Judge Graham C. Mullen ( signed by Judge Graham C. Mullen ) [EOD DATE: 10/29/99] (former emp) (Entered: 10/29/1999)

Oct. 28, 1999
17

INITIAL PRETRIAL ORDER Discovery deadline 4/00, motions ddl 5/00, Jury Trial set for 9:30 9/5/00 ( signed by Judge Graham C. Mullen ) (former emp) (Entered: 12/10/1999)

Dec. 8, 1999
18

MOTION by GEHL Corporation to Extend Time for discovery until 5/31/00 referred to: Judge Graham C. Mullen (former emp) (Entered: 02/03/2000)

Jan. 27, 2000
19

ORDER granting [18-1] motion to Extend Time for discovery until 5/31/00 ( signed by Judge Graham C. Mullen ) [EOD DATE: 2/3/00] (former emp) (Entered: 02/03/2000)

Feb. 1, 2000
20

MOTION by GEHL Corporation for Protective Order referred to: Judge Graham C. Mullen (former emp) (Entered: 02/28/2000)

Feb. 24, 2000
21

Document was deleted as it was docketed in error; pleading number 21 does not exist in this file. (jlk) Modified on 03/14/2002 (Entered: 03/14/2002)

Feb. 24, 2000
22

MOTION by Frank D. Stephens, Fierco for Protective Order re: subp d/t (dcap) (Entered: 03/03/2000)

Feb. 28, 2000
24

Consent ORDER granting [20-1] motion for Protective Order ( signed by Judge Graham C. Mullen ) [EOD DATE: 3/7/00] (former emp) (Entered: 03/07/2000)

Feb. 28, 2000
23

ORDER granting [22-1] motion for Protective Order re: subp d/t ( signed by Judge Graham C. Mullen ) [EOD DATE: 3/3/00] (dcap) (Entered: 03/03/2000)

March 2, 2000
25

MOTION by GEHL Corporation to Compel Fireco's Production of documents referred to: Judge Graham C. Mullen (former emp) (Entered: 03/20/2000)

March 14, 2000
26

MEMORANDUM by GEHL Corporation in support of [25-1] motion to Compel Fireco's Production of documents by GEHL Corporation and resp to Fireco's objection to Subpoena Duces Tecum (former emp) (Entered: 03/20/2000)

March 14, 2000
27

JOINT MOTION by EEOC, GEHL Corporation to Stay (former emp) (Entered: 04/12/2000)

April 7, 2000
28

ORDER granting [27-1] joint motion to Stay action pending notification that the matter has settled or that settlement negotiations have terminated w/o settlement being reached ( signed by Judge Graham C. Mullen ) [EOD DATE: 4/14/00] (former emp) (Entered: 04/14/2000)

April 12, 2000
29

JOINT MOTION by EEOC, GEHL Corp for entry of a consent decree and order of dismissal w/prejudice (former emp) (Entered: 07/13/2001)

July 13, 2001
30

Consent Decree dismissing action; Court to retain jurisdiction for purposes of monitoring compliance; term of decree is for a period of three years ( signed by Judge Graham C. Mullen ) [EOD DATE: 7/16/01] (former emp) (Entered: 07/16/2001)

July 13, 2001

Case closed (former emp) (Entered: 07/16/2001)

July 13, 2001

State / Territory: North Carolina

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 30, 1999

Closing Date: July 13, 2001

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

The GEHL Corporation (Charlotte), 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: 70000

Order Duration: 2001 - 2004

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Provide antidiscrimination training

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits