Case: EEOC v. TRL GROUP INC and TRILEGIANT CORP

4:04-cv-03703 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Filed Date: Sept. 23, 2004

Closed Date: 2004

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Case Summary

In September 2004 the Houston office of the EEOC brought this suit against TRL Group, Inc. and Trilegiant Corp. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. In its complaint the EEOC alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by subjecting female employees to a sexually hostile work environment and causing the constructive discharge of some female employees. A consent decree was entered shortly thereafter in November 2004. The defendant agreed to pay the sole charging party $35,000.00 in damages. The defendant was also required to provide the names of any similarly situated former female employees, and an additional $25,000.00 award was reserved for those potential claims. The defendant was also required to provide anti-harassment training to its managers.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (10/3/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:04-cv-03703

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. TRL Group Inc et al

Nov. 8, 2004

Nov. 8, 2004

Docket
1

4:04-cv-03703

Complaint

EEOC v. TRL Group Inc and Trilegiant Corp

Sept. 23, 2004

Sept. 23, 2004

Complaint
5

4:04-cv-03703

Consent Decree

EEOC v. TRL Group Inc and Trilegiant Corp

Nov. 9, 2004

Nov. 9, 2004

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 11, 2022, 3:10 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against TRL Group Inc., Trilegiant Corp. (Filing fee $ 150) filed by Opportunity Commission Equal Employment.(hlerma, ) (Entered: 09/23/2004)

Sept. 23, 2004

Sept. 23, 2004

Summons Issued as to TRL Group Inc., Trilegiant Corp. , filed.(hlerma, ) (Entered: 09/23/2004)

Sept. 23, 2004

Sept. 23, 2004

2

ORDER for Initial Pretrial and Scheduling Conference and Order to Disclose Interested Persons Initial Conference set for 1/28/2005 08:45 AM in Courtroom 11B before Judge Lee H Rosenthal. Parties notified.(hlerma, ) (Entered: 09/24/2004)

Sept. 23, 2004

Sept. 23, 2004

3

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, filed.(Bowne, Timothy) (Entered: 10/07/2004)

Oct. 7, 2004

Oct. 7, 2004

5

CONSENT Decree/JUDGMENT.( Signed by Judge Lee H Rosenthal ) Parties notified.(rkonieczny, ) (Entered: 11/09/2004)

Nov. 8, 2004

Nov. 8, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 23, 2004

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

TRL Group Inc. (Houston, TX), 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: 60000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Neutral/Positive Reference

Reinstatement

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Discrimination Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits