Case: EEOC v. Oil Shoppe

2:03-cv-05748 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Filed Date: Aug. 13, 2003

Closed Date: 2004

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Los Angeles district office sued The Oil Shoppe, d/b/a Jiffy Lube, on August 13, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on sex (female) by creating a hostile work environment and disciplining or terminating the employment of one numerous female employees. The parties entered into a consent decree on August 3, 2004, which stipulated that the defendant would…

The EEOC's Los Angeles district office sued The Oil Shoppe, d/b/a Jiffy Lube, on August 13, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on sex (female) by creating a hostile work environment and disciplining or terminating the employment of one numerous female employees. The parties entered into a consent decree on August 3, 2004, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainants $299,000 in damages, expunge the complainants' work records, provide a neutral employment reference for the complainants, provide for an official who would give the neutral employment reference, post a notice of compliance with Title VII, provide EEO training to its employees, provide investigatory training to its human resources personnel, draft and distribute a non-discrimination policy, maintain records of discrimination complaints and other compliance measures, and report complaints of sex discrimination and compliance to the EEOC semiannually.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (7/10/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:03-cv-05748

Docket [PACER]

Sept. 17, 2004

Sept. 17, 2004

Docket

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EEOC Litigation Settlement Report

EEOC v. The Oil Shoppe d/b/a Jiffy Lube and does 1-10 inclusively

No Court

Aug. 3, 2004

Aug. 3, 2004

Press Release
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Consent Decree

EEOC v. The Oil Shoppe, dba Jiffy Lube, and Does 1-10 Inclusive

Aug. 3, 2004

Aug. 3, 2004

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 21, 2022, 3:19 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT filed Summons(es) 20 days issued referred to Discovery Carolyn Turchin (rrey) (Entered: 08/15/2003)

Aug. 13, 2003

Aug. 13, 2003

2

CERTIFICATION AS TO INTERESTED PARTIES filed by plaintiff Equal Employment (rrey) (Entered: 08/15/2003)

Aug. 13, 2003

Aug. 13, 2003

3

STANDING ORDER with regard to newly assigned cases by Judge R. G. Klausner (bp) (Entered: 08/22/2003)

Aug. 22, 2003

Aug. 22, 2003

4

NOTICE OF WAIVER OF SERVICE of SUMMONS by defendant Oil Shoppe on 8/20/03 signed by John L Barber, Attorney for defendant. (jp) (Entered: 09/22/2003)

Sept. 19, 2003

Sept. 19, 2003

5

ANSWER filed by defendant Oil Shoppe to complaint [1-1] (jp) (Entered: 10/21/2003)

Oct. 20, 2003

Oct. 20, 2003

6

CERTIFICATION AS TO INTERESTED PARTIES filed by defendant Oil Shoppe (jp) (Entered: 10/21/2003)

Oct. 20, 2003

Oct. 20, 2003

7

ORDER SETTING SCHEDULING CONFERENCE by Judge R. G. Klausner that this matter is set for a scheduling conference on 1/26/04 @ 9:00 (jp) (Entered: 10/29/2003)

Oct. 28, 2003

Oct. 28, 2003

8

STIPULATION filed for filing of first amended complaint . Lodged Proposed Order & 1st Amended Complaint. (ca) (Entered: 12/01/2003)

Nov. 26, 2003

Nov. 26, 2003

9

ORDER by Judge R. G. Klausner re stipulation for filing of first amended complaint [8-1] submitted by the parties hereby issues the following order: 1. Plaintiff US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may file its first amended complaint, a copy of which was attached to the Stipulation as Exhibit A; 2. Defendant The Oil Shoppe dba Jiffy Lube waived notice and service of the first amended complaint and shall not be required to answer the amendment, and that all denial, responses, and affirmative defenses contained in the answer filed by defendant to the original complaint shall be responsive to the EEOC's First Amended Complaint. (jp) (Entered: 12/02/2003)

Dec. 1, 2003

Dec. 1, 2003

11

JOINT REPORT OF EARLY MEETING OF COUNSEL AND PROPOSED DISCOVERY PLAN PURSUANT TO FEDERAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 26(f) filed; est length of trial 14-18 days (jp) (Entered: 12/10/2003)

Dec. 9, 2003

Dec. 9, 2003

12

NOTICE AND REQUEST Of Settlement Procedure Selection fld Parties that the parties shall appear Magistrate Judge Margaret A. Nagle for settlement proceedings, request Order by Judge R. G. Klausner granting case (jp) (Entered: 12/17/2003)

Dec. 12, 2003

Dec. 12, 2003

13

MINUTES by Judge R. Gary Klausner : SCHEDULING CONFERENCE is held; The Court sets the following dates: Last day to Amended Pleadings or Add Parties due by 2/27/2004. Discovery cut-off 5/17/2004. Motions Cut-Off (last day to file) due by 6/2/2004. Pretrial Conference set for 7/26/2004 09:00 AM. Jury Trial (Estimate 5-7 days) set for 8/17/2004 09:00 AM before Honorable R. Gary Klausner. Court Reporter: Lynne Smith. (jp, ) (Entered: 01/29/2004)

Jan. 26, 2004

Jan. 26, 2004

14

ORDER FOR JURY TRIAL by Judge R. Gary Klausner Setting the Final Pretrial Conference for 7/26/2004 09:00 AM ; Jury Trial set for 8/17/2004 09:00 AM and Preparation for Jury Trial(mch, ) (Entered: 02/02/2004)

Jan. 29, 2004

Jan. 29, 2004

15

MINUTES OF In Chambers - At the request of counsel, the Court sets a Telephonic Conference for 2/25/2004 at 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Margaret A. Nagle to discuss the scope of discovery prior to scheduling a settlement conference. Plaintiff's counsel shall initiate the call with the Court at 213-894-8540. (ec ) (Entered: 02/12/2004)

Feb. 12, 2004

Feb. 12, 2004

16

MINUTES OF IN CHAMBERS - Order by Judge Margaret A. Nagle setting Status Conference for 3/12/2004 at 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Margaret A. Nagle. (ec ) Modified on 2/25/2004 (ec, ). (Entered: 02/25/2004)

Feb. 25, 2004

Feb. 25, 2004

17

MINUTES OF In Chambers before Judge Carolyn Turchin: Tape #: na. The magistrate judge is in receipt of plaintiff's [proposed] order and joint stipulation to vacate 3/8/04 date for third parties to comply with defendant's subpoena and to extend the date for compliance. The motion is DENIED. The joint stipulation proposes filing a discovery motion prior to the proposed agreed upon extended time for compliance. Such a motion would be a waste of the litigants' and court's resources since at the time the litigants' proposed filing the motion, they will not know whether there will have been satisfactory compliance with the subpoenas at issue. While the litigants to this dispute may agree among themselves to extend the due date for compliance with the subpoenas, any post-compliance dispute must be brought to the attention of the magistrate judge pursuant to the procedures outlined in Local Rule 37. The litigants to this dispute should not anticipate that the court will be able to shorten time. The court appreciates the litigants' attempt to resolve this dispute without the need for court intervention and encourages them to continue in this attempt.(dam, ) (Entered: 03/04/2004)

March 3, 2004

March 3, 2004

19

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for an order quashing the subpoena duecs tecum issued by defendant the Oil Shoppe doing business as Jiffy Lube to Supertax, Ampco System Parking, Domino's Pizza, El Pescador, T.A.P. Program, Knott's Berry Farm and a protective order precluding defendant from issuing subpoenas to entitles for whom the claimants worked prior and subsequently to leaving Jiffy Lube or limit third party Employment Record subpoenas; Declaration of Esparza Cervantes filed by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Motion set for hearing on 3/29/2004 at 02:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Carolyn Turchin. Lodged Proposed Order. (jp, ) (Entered: 03/09/2004)

March 4, 2004

March 4, 2004

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MINUTES OF In Chambers before Judge Carolyn Turchin: Tape #: na. The court is in receipt of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's motion to quash or limit third party employment record subpoenas, which was filed on 3/4/04. The motion is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE and taken off calendar. (dam, ) (Entered: 03/08/2004)

March 8, 2004

March 8, 2004

PLACED IN FILE - NOT USED re proposed order re: plaintiff's motion to quash or limit third party employment record subpoenas submitted by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (dam) (Entered: 03/08/2004)

March 8, 2004

March 8, 2004

20

MINUTES OF Settlement/Status Conference held before Judge Margaret A. Nagle. No settlement was reached at this time, but the parties are continuing to discuss settlement under Court supervision. (ec ) (Entered: 03/17/2004)

March 12, 2004

March 12, 2004

21

MINUTES OF In Chambers - Order by Judge Margaret A. Nagle setting Further Settlement Conference for 4/15/2004 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Margaret A. Nagle. Supplemental Settlement papers due by 4/8/2004. (ec ) (Entered: 03/24/2004)

March 24, 2004

March 24, 2004

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MINUTES (In Chambers) before Judge R. Gary Klausner: NOTICE TO ALL PARTIES AND ORDER. The Court is receipt of the Joint Stipulation and [Proposed] Order to extend the Trial and Pretrial dates. After review and consideration, the stipulation is DENIED. IT IS SO ORDERED. Court Reporter: Not Reported. (jp, ) (Entered: 04/05/2004)

April 2, 2004

April 2, 2004

23

JOINT STIPULATION AND ORDER by Judge R. Gary Klausner to extend the trial and pretrial dates is DENIED. (jp, ) (Entered: 04/06/2004)

April 2, 2004

April 2, 2004

24

NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT filed by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (jp, ) (Entered: 06/28/2004)

June 25, 2004

June 25, 2004

25

ORDER DISMISSING CIVIL ACTION by Judge R. Gary Klausner that this action is hereby dismissed without costs and without prejudice to the right, upon good cause whon within 30 days, to reopen the action if settlement is not consummated. This Court retains full jurisdiction over this action and this Order shall not prejudice any party to this action. (Made JS-6. Case Terminated.)(jp, ) (Entered: 06/30/2004)

June 29, 2004

June 29, 2004

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CONSENT DECREE: That the Court has jurisdiction over the Parties and the subject matter of proven, would authorize the Court to grant the relief set forth in this Decree. The Decree resolves all claims arising out of EEOC Charge No. 340A202445 and the First Amended Complaint in this action. The duration of this Decree shall be two (2) years from the date of entry of the Decree (see document for further details). IT IS SO ORDERED by Judge R. Gary Klausner. (jp, ) (Entered: 08/03/2004)

Aug. 3, 2004

Aug. 3, 2004

28

LODGEMENT OF POSTING regarding Request for Court signature on posting re consent decree filed 8/30/2004 filed by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (jp, ) (Entered: 08/31/2004)

Aug. 31, 2004

Aug. 31, 2004

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MINUTES In Chambers before Judge R. Gary Klausner: ORDER RE "LODGMENT OF POSTING re Request for Court Signatur eon Posting re Consent Decree filed August 30, 2004". The Court is in receipt of the above-entitled document, field by and the plaintiff on August 31, 2004. If the intention of the parties is to obtain the Court signature on the posting, a request shall be filed, and the notice of posting shall be lodged, as a separate document for signature. IT IS SO ORDERED. Court Reporter: Not Report. (jp, ) (Entered: 09/13/2004)

Sept. 10, 2004

Sept. 10, 2004

30

REQUEST for Courts Signature on posting re: Consent Decree filed by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Lodged Posting. (jp, ) (Entered: 09/21/2004)

Sept. 15, 2004

Sept. 15, 2004

31

POSTING RE: Request for Courts Signature on Posting Re: Consent Decree by by Judge R. Gary Klausner. (nhac, ) (Entered: 09/21/2004)

Sept. 17, 2004

Sept. 17, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 13, 2003

Closing Date: 2004

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 Oil Shoppe, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

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: 299000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Recordkeeping

Neutral/Positive Reference

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discipline

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits