Case: EEOC v. D & S RESIDENTIAL SERVICES, INC.

4:01-cv-02724 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Filed Date: Aug. 13, 2001

Closed Date: Nov. 21, 2005

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Case Summary

In August 2001 the Houston District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against D&S Residential Services Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant terminated the two complainants, female employees, due to their pregnancies. Following some court scheduling, the parties settled the lawsuit in November 2002 through a consent decree.

The three year decree required the defendant to: report all pregnant employees terminated or placed on leave to the EEOC, post notice of employee rights, provide and certify provision of annual training regarding Title VII and pregnancy discrimination, and pay $44,000 to be distributed among two individuals.

Summary Authors

David Friedman (11/6/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Johnson, Nancy K. (Texas)

Judge(s)

Johnson, Nancy K. (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:01-cv-02724

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. D & S Residential Services, Inc.

Nov. 21, 2002

Nov. 21, 2002

Docket
1

4:01-cv-02724

Complaint

EEOC v. D & S Residential Services, Inc.

Aug. 13, 2001

Aug. 13, 2001

Complaint
12

4:01-cv-02724

Consent Decree

EEOC v. D & S Residential Services, Inc.

Nov. 21, 2002

Nov. 21, 2002

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 15, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT by Equal Employment filed; (bchurchill) (Entered: 08/14/2001)

Aug. 13, 2001

Aug. 13, 2001

2

Order setting Initial Pretrial and Scheduling Conference on 8:45 11/28/01 before Magistrate Judge Nancy K. Johnson and Order to Disclose Interested Persons, filed. Parties notified. (bchurchill) (Entered: 08/14/2001)

Aug. 13, 2001

Aug. 13, 2001

4

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to D & S Residential 8/22/01 filed Answer due on 9/11/01 for D & S Residential (psmith) (Entered: 09/06/2001)

Sept. 4, 2001

Sept. 4, 2001

5

ANSWER to Complaint by D & S Residential (Added attorney Douglas Edward Hamel), filed. (psmith) (Entered: 09/25/2001)

Sept. 24, 2001

Sept. 24, 2001

6

JOINT DISCOVERY/Case Management Plan by Equal Employment , filed. (psmith) (Entered: 11/27/2001)

Nov. 26, 2001

Nov. 26, 2001

7

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by D & S Residential , filed. (psmith) (Entered: 11/27/2001)

Nov. 27, 2001

Nov. 27, 2001

8

JOINT DISCOVERY/Case Management Plan by Equal Employment, D & S Residential , filed. (psmith) (Entered: 11/27/2001)

Nov. 27, 2001

Nov. 27, 2001

9

Minute entry: SCHEDULING CONFERENCE held. Apps: K Boutchee; J Merten; J Daehn. Scheduling order to follow. terminated deadlines Tape Number: #1 304-447 . (psmith) (Entered: 11/29/2001)

Nov. 28, 2001

Nov. 28, 2001

10

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Amending of pleadings 3/29/02 ; Joining of parties 3/29/02 ; Pltf expert witness list submitted by 6/28/02 ; Deft expert witness list submitted by 8/16/02 ; Discovery cutoff 10/15/02 ; Deadline for filing all dispositive motions 11/1/02 ; Deadline for filing non-dispositive motions 11/1/02 ; Pretrial order to be submitted on or before 3/21/03 ; Docket call deadline 12:00 3/28/03 before Judge John D. Rainey , entered. Parties notified. Case subject to call during the month of April, 2003. ETT: 3-4 days/Jury. Attorney Conference must be held by June 30, 2002. ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Nancy K. Johnson ) (psmith) Modified on 12/05/2001 (Entered: 12/05/2001)

Dec. 5, 2001

Dec. 5, 2001

11

AGREED MOTION to enter consent decree by Equal Employment, D & S Residential , filed. (kprice) (Entered: 11/17/2002)

Nov. 15, 2002

Nov. 15, 2002

12

CONSENT DECREE for Equal Employment against D & S Residential , entered; Parties notified ( signed by Judge John D. Rainey ) (lmunoz) (Entered: 11/21/2002)

Nov. 21, 2002

Nov. 21, 2002

Case closed (lmunoz) (Entered: 11/21/2002)

Nov. 21, 2002

Nov. 21, 2002

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 13, 2001

Closing Date: Nov. 21, 2005

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

D&S Residential Services, Inc. (Houston, Texas; Harris County, Texas), 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: 44000

Order Duration: 2002 - 2005

Content of Injunction:

Provide antidiscrimination training

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Retaliation Prohibition

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits