Case: EEOC v. H.E. BUTT GROCERY COMPANY

5:00-cv-00352 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Filed Date: March 22, 2000

Closed Date: July 5, 2000

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Case Summary

EEOC's San Antonio, TX office filed this ADEA lawsuit against the defendant H.E.Butt Grocery Company at the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (San Antonio) on 03/22/2000. EEOC represented those individuals who applied for a store management trainee position from 09/01/1996 to 01/01/1997 but were not hired because of their age. At the time of the lawsuit, EEOC was yet to identify those individuals. The parties settled the lawsuit before the defendant answered the …

EEOC's San Antonio, TX office filed this ADEA lawsuit against the defendant H.E.Butt Grocery Company at the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (San Antonio) on 03/22/2000. EEOC represented those individuals who applied for a store management trainee position from 09/01/1996 to 01/01/1997 but were not hired because of their age. At the time of the lawsuit, EEOC was yet to identify those individuals.

The parties settled the lawsuit before the defendant answered the complaint. A consent decree was entered into judgment on 07/05/2000.

Under the three-year consent decree, the defendant agreed to pay a total of $70,000 to all individuals pro rata to each. The defendant was required to hire a percentage of age-protected individuals commensurate with the percentage of non-age-protected individuals. Additionally, the defendant needed to post an EEO notice and provide annual trainings to HR personnel on age discrimination in hiring and recruiting.

Summary Authors

Yin Zheng (8/12/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. H.E. Butt Grocery

Sept. 14, 2000 Docket
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Consent Decree

EEOC v. H.E. Butt Grocery Company

July 5, 2000 Settlement Agreement

Docket

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link

Case assigned to Honorable Fred Biery (wg) (Entered: 03/22/2000)

March 22, 2000
1

Complaint filed. (Pages: 5) (wg) (Entered: 03/22/2000)

March 22, 2000
1

Demand for jury trial by EEOC (wg) (Entered: 03/22/2000)

March 22, 2000
2

ORDER that the plaintiff shall submit a proposed scheduling order to the Court within thirty (30) days after the appearance of any defendant (tr) (Entered: 03/24/2000)

March 23, 2000
3

Waiver of Service by H.E. Butt Grocery ; Notice and Request Mailed on 3/29/00 ; Answer due on 5/29/00 for H.E. Butt Grocery (tr) (Entered: 04/11/2000)

April 10, 2000
4

Agreed Motion by H.E. Butt Grocery to extend deadline to file answer (tr) (Entered: 05/18/2000)

May 17, 2000
5

ORDER granting motion to extend deadline to file answer [4-1] extended answer due 6/30/00 for H.E. Butt Grocery (tr) (Entered: 05/22/2000)

May 19, 2000
6

Joint motion by EEOC, H.E. Butt Grocery to enter consent decree (fe) (Entered: 06/28/2000)

June 28, 2000
7

FINAL JUDGMENT ORDER Entering Consent Decree (Pages: 1) (tr) (Entered: 07/06/2000)

July 5, 2000

Case closed (tr) (Entered: 07/06/2000)

July 5, 2000
8

CONSENT DECREE: ORDER granting joint motion to enter consent decree [6-1] (tr) (Entered: 07/06/2000)

July 5, 2000
9

Supplement filed by EEOC, H.E. Butt Grocery Re: consent judgment [7-1] (sj) (Entered: 09/15/2000)

Sept. 14, 2000

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 22, 2000

Closing Date: July 5, 2000

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

H.E.Butt Grocery Company, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 2000 - 2003

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Auditing

Goals (e.g., for hiring, admissions)

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits