Case: EEOC v. RSG Forest Products, Inc. (d/b/a Estacada Lumber)

3:02-cv-01334 | U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon

Filed Date: Sept. 27, 2002

Closed Date: May 27, 2003

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Seattle office filed this suit on September 27, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. The EEOC alleged that RSG Forest Products, Inc., doing business as Estacada Lumber Co., violated Title VII by subjecting employees to a sexually hostile work environment. One male complainant intervened in the suit. The defendant filed a motion to dismiss on November 7, 2002, but the motion was later withdrawn. The consent decree was entered into the record on May 27, 2003. The…

The EEOC's Seattle office filed this suit on September 27, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. The EEOC alleged that RSG Forest Products, Inc., doing business as Estacada Lumber Co., violated Title VII by subjecting employees to a sexually hostile work environment. One male complainant intervened in the suit. The defendant filed a motion to dismiss on November 7, 2002, but the motion was later withdrawn. The consent decree was entered into the record on May 27, 2003.

The defendant agreed to pay five complainants a total of $200,000. Four complainants received $45,000 while one received $20,000. The defendant also agreed to create an anti-discrimination policy and a complaint procedure. During the three-year consent decree, the defendant's managers would receive 6 hours of anti-discrimination training annually. The defendant was obligated to report to the EEOC regarding complaints of sexual harassment, general compliance, and training sessions.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (10/18/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Jelderks, John A. (Oregon)

Judge(s)

Jelderks, John A. (Oregon)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. RSG Forest Products, Inc.

May 27, 2003 Docket
19

Consent Decree

EEOC v. RSG Forest Products, Inc.

May 27, 2003 Settlement Agreement

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Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

Complaint (Demand For Jury Trial) Filing Fee collected. Receipt #: (waived) issued Summons issued as to RSG Forest Products, Inc.. Filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against RSG Forest Products, Inc.. (tomg, ) Modified on 10/1/2002 (tomg, ). (Entered: 10/01/2002)

Sept. 27, 2002
2

Discovery and Pretrial Scheduling Order and Notice of Case Assignment: Case assigned to the Honorable John Jelderks. Discovery to be completed by 1/27/2003. Joint Alternate Dispute Resolution Report due by 2/24/2003. Pretrial Order due by 2/24/2003. (tomg, ) (Entered: 10/01/2002)

Sept. 27, 2002
3

Corporate Disclosure Statement. Filed by RSG Forest Products, Inc.. (tomg, ) (Entered: 11/13/2002)

Nov. 7, 2002
4

Motion to Dismiss Or, In The Alternative , Motion To Abate . Filed by RSG Forest Products, Inc.. (tomg, ) (Entered: 11/13/2002)

Nov. 7, 2002
5

Memorandum in Support Of Defendant's Motion To Dismiss Or, In The Alternative, Motion To Abate . Filed by RSG Forest Products, Inc.. (Related document(s)4) (tomg, ) (Entered: 11/13/2002)

Nov. 7, 2002
6

Affidavit of Kimberlee C. Morrow In Support Of Motion To Dismiss . Filed by RSG Forest Products, Inc.. (Related document(s)4) (tomg, ) (Entered: 11/13/2002)

Nov. 7, 2002
8

Joint Motion for Extension of Time (filed as Joint Motion Requesting Entry Of Order Extending Response Deadline To Defendant's Motion To Dismiss) . Filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (tomg, ) (Entered: 11/26/2002)

Nov. 26, 2002
9

CIVIL MINUTES: Record of Order by Judge John Jelderks: Granting the Joint Motion to Extend Time to Respond to Motion to Dismiss (Related Doc #8) as follows: Response to dismissal motion due 12/6/2002. Reply to response due 12/20/2002. Order: Resetting Defendant's Motion to Dismiss (Related documents(s) 4) and alternative Motion to Abate (Related documents(s) 4) from 12/9/2002 to the under advisement calendar of 12/23/2002. (gm) (Entered: 12/05/2002)

Nov. 26, 2002
10

Return of Service Executed upon RSG Forest Products, Inc. on 10/15/02. Filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (tomg, ) (Entered: 12/05/2002)

Nov. 27, 2002
12

Motion to Intervene as a Plaintiff . Filed by David J Poulin. (dls, ) (Entered: 12/11/2002)

Dec. 5, 2002
13

CIVIL MINUTES: Record of Order by Judge John Jelderks: Setting Intervenor-Applicant David J. Poulin's Motion to Intervene as a Plaintiff (Related documents(s) 12) on the under advisement calendar of 1/6/2003. (gm) (Entered: 12/13/2002)

Dec. 6, 2002
11

Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(1) Agreement. Filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (gm, ) (Entered: 12/11/2002)

Dec. 11, 2002
14

Joint Motion for Extension of Discovery & PTO Deadlines. Filed by all parties. (dls, ) (Entered: 12/16/2002)

Dec. 16, 2002
15

CIVIL MINUTES: Record of Order by Judge John Jelderks: Granting the Joint Motion to Extend Pretrial and Discovery Deadlines (Related Doc #14) as follows and as modified: Discovery to be completed by 5/27/2003. Pretrial Order due by 6/26/2003. Dispositive Motions due by 5/27/2003. Exchange of Expert Witness Statements completed by 6/26/2003. Joint Alternate Dispute Resolution Report due by 6/26/2003. (gm) (Entered: 12/19/2002)

Dec. 16, 2002
16

CIVIL MINUTES: Record of Order by Judge John Jelderks: Granting Defendant's Letter Request dated 12/13/02. Defendant's Motion to Dismiss (Related Doc #4) and alternative Motion to Abate (Related Doc #4) are Withdrawn and the under advisement deadline of 12/23/02 is Stricken. (gm) (Entered: 12/23/2002)

Dec. 17, 2002
17

Answer to Complaint Affirmative Defenses and Counterclaim (Jury Trial Requested) (Related Doc # 1). Filed by RSG Forest Products, Inc.. (tomg, ) (Entered: 12/26/2002)

Dec. 20, 2002
18

CIVIL MINUTES: Record of Order by Judge John Jelderks: Granting Intervenor-Plaintiff David J. Poulin's Motion to Intervene as a Plaintiff (Related Doc #12). (gm) (Entered: 01/06/2003)

Jan. 6, 2003

State / Territory: Oregon

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 27, 2002

Closing Date: May 27, 2003

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

RSG Forest Products, Inc. (Estacada, Oregon), 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: 200000

Order Duration: 2003 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Male

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit