Case: EEOC V. NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

3:01-cv-00225 | U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska

Filed Date: July 27, 2001

Closed Date: 2006

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Case Summary

On July 27, 2001, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Seattle office filed a lawsuit under Title VII against the National Education Association in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. The complainants later intervened as private plaintiffs in the case. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants had violated the rights of the complainants by discriminating against them on the basis of their gender (which was female), creating a "sex-based hostile work environment."The …

On July 27, 2001, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Seattle office filed a lawsuit under Title VII against the National Education Association in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. The complainants later intervened as private plaintiffs in the case. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants had violated the rights of the complainants by discriminating against them on the basis of their gender (which was female), creating a "sex-based hostile work environment."

The District Court (Judge James K. Singleton) granted summary judgment to the defendants, and the plaintiffs appealed. On September 2, 2005, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Judges Goodwin, Brunetti, and Fletcher) reversed the finding of summary judgment and remanded the case back to the District Court. E.E.O.C. v. National Educ. Ass'n, Alaska, 422 F.3d 840 (9th Cir. 2005).

On February 23, 2006, the parties entered into mediation, and on May 18, 2006, they filed a consent decree with the District Court. Under the terms of the consent decree, which was to last for three years, the defendants were enjoined from discriminating against employees on the basis of gender, and they were required to pay the defendants a lump sum of $750,000 in damages. The defendants were also required to expunge the employment records of the complainants, getting rid of any negative records that were associated with the discrimination at issue in this case. Defendants agreed to provide training to all employees regarding the techniques for investigating and addressing discrimination problems. Full workplace training would occur no later than December 2006, and annually thereafter. On May 19, 2006, the District Court (Judge Singleton) adopted the consent decree and dismissed the case.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (2/5/2008)

People


Judge(s)

Goodwin, Alfred Theodore (California)

Judge(s)

Goodwin, Alfred Theodore (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document
187

3:01-cv-00225

Docket [ACMS]

EEOC v. National Education Association

Nov. 30, 2005

Nov. 30, 2005

Docket

3:01-cv-00225

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. National Education Association

May 19, 2006

May 19, 2006

Docket

04-35029

04-35201

[Opinion]

EEOC v. National Education Association, Alaska

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

422 F.3d 840

Sept. 2, 2005

Sept. 2, 2005

Order/Opinion
209

3:01-cv-00225

Consent Decree and Order of Dismissal

EEOC v. National Education Association

May 19, 2006

May 19, 2006

Settlement Agreement

3:01-cv-00225

National Education Association and Alaska Affiliate to Pay $750,000 for Harassment of Women

EEOC v. National Education Association, Alaska

No Court

May 22, 2006

May 22, 2006

Press Release

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 13, 2022, 3:18 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

All future filings will be in the CM/ECF System. All documents filed prior to January 3, 2006, are available for review at the Clerk's Office.(LSC, ) (Entered: 11/29/2005)

July 27, 2001

July 27, 2001

187

Copy of ACMS docket. Click on the hyperlink to access docket entries 1-187 from prior ACMS system.(JAG) (Entered: 12/05/2005)

July 27, 2001

July 27, 2001

188

Renewed MOTION for Summary Judgment by National Education Association.(DPM, ) (Entered: 12/12/2005)

Dec. 9, 2005

Dec. 9, 2005

190

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge James K. Singleton : Status Conference held on 12/13/2005; Parties scheduling mediation for mid January 2006; Court to rule on Motion for Summary when ripe apx January 9, 2006, unless oral argument needed; Court directed parties to meet and confer and file a revised planning and scheduling order by 02/28/06; Parties may file motion for extension if needed; Parties to file notice of settlement if needed. (Court Recorder CME.)Plaintiff Counsel-Carmen Flores; Plaintiff Intervener Counsel-Terry Venneberg, Kenneth Friedman; Defense Counsel-Leslie Longenbaugh, Douglas Parker, Jeremiah Collins; (CME, ) (Entered: 12/13/2005)

Dec. 13, 2005

Dec. 13, 2005

Set Deadlines: Parties to submit a revision of the planning & scheduling order due by 2/28/2006. (DPM, ) (Entered: 12/15/2005)

Dec. 13, 2005

Dec. 13, 2005

191

RESPONSE in Opposition re 188 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Carol Christopher, Julie Bhend, Carmela Chamara, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (exhs not scanned; see complete paper document in court file). (DPM, ) (Entered: 12/27/2005)

Dec. 23, 2005

Dec. 23, 2005

192

Request for Oral Argument re 188 MOTION for Summary Judgment by Carol Christopher, Julie Bhend, Carmela Chamara, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(DPM, ) (Entered: 12/27/2005)

Dec. 23, 2005

Dec. 23, 2005

Set Deadline as to 188 MOTION for Summary Judgment. Reply due by 1/3/2006. (DPM, ) (Entered: 01/03/2006)

Dec. 23, 2005

Dec. 23, 2005

193

UNOPPOSED MOTION for Extension of Time to 1/6/06 to file reply to Renewed Motion for SJ. by National Education Association-Alaska, National Education Association.(DPM, ) (Entered: 12/30/2005)

Dec. 29, 2005

Dec. 29, 2005

194

ORDER granting 193 Motion for Extension of Time to 1/6/06 to file reply to Renewed Motion for SJ. Signed by Judge James K. Singleton on 1/3/06. (DPM, ) (Entered: 01/04/2006)

Jan. 4, 2006

Jan. 4, 2006

195

REPLY to Response to Motion re 188 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by National Education Association. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 53# 2 Exhibit 54# 3 Exhibit 55# 4 Exhibit 56# 5 Exhibit 57# 6 Exhibit 58# 7 Appendix EEOC reply brief part 1# 8 Appendix EEOC reply brief part 2# 9 Appendix Intervenor reply brief)(Parker, Douglas) (Entered: 01/06/2006)

Jan. 6, 2006

Jan. 6, 2006

196

MOTION to Strike Section II of Reply Memorandum by Carol Christopher, Julie Bhend, Carmela Chamara. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit Exhibit B# 3 Text of Proposed Order proposed order)(Friedman, Kenneth) Modified on 1/12/2006 to link to dkt 195 (DPM, ). (Entered: 01/12/2006)

Jan. 12, 2006

Jan. 12, 2006

197

RESPONSE to Motion re 196 MOTION to Strike Section II of Reply Memorandum filed by National Education Association. (Parker, Douglas) (Entered: 01/18/2006)

Jan. 18, 2006

Jan. 18, 2006

Set Deadline as to 196 MOTION to Strike Section II of Reply Memorandum . Reply due by 1/30/2006. (DPM, ) (Entered: 01/19/2006)

Jan. 19, 2006

Jan. 19, 2006

199

NOTICE SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL by Carmen Flores on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Flores, Carmen) (Entered: 01/23/2006)

Jan. 23, 2006

Jan. 23, 2006

201

Proposed Pretrial Order Regarding Conduct of Mediation by Carol Christopher, Julie Bhend, Carmela Chamara. (Venneberg, Terry) Modified on 2/13/2006 to reflect error: Document should have been filed as an attachement to a notice of filing (DPM, ). (Entered: 02/13/2006)

Feb. 13, 2006

Feb. 13, 2006

Docket Annotation: Error re 201 Proposed Pretrial Order; doucument should have been filed as an attachment to a notice of filing; Attorney to file a "Notice of filing" and attach the proposed pretrial order to the Notice. (DPM, ) (Entered: 02/13/2006)

Feb. 13, 2006

Feb. 13, 2006

202

NOTICE of Filing Proposed Order Regarding Conduct of Mediation by Terry A. Venneberg on behalf of Carol Christopher, Julie Bhend, Carmela Chamara (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Venneberg, Terry) (Entered: 02/14/2006)

Feb. 14, 2006

Feb. 14, 2006

203

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Mediation to be held 2/23/2006; confidential mediation statemensts to be submitted to the mediator by 2/21/2006. Signed by Judge James K. Singleton on 2/16/2006. (DPM, ) (Entered: 02/16/2006)

Feb. 16, 2006

Feb. 16, 2006

204

ORDER re Tom Daniel & the Mediator in this case have requested for the court to defer any pending rulings for 30 days; any objections to this request are due 3/6/2006; otherwise, the request will be granted & no rulings will be entered from the date of this order. (DPM, ) (Entered: 02/28/2006)

Feb. 28, 2006

Feb. 28, 2006

205

JKS ORDER that parties to file a status report/dismissal docs due 4/27/2006; trial date & FPTC, if any, are vacated; finding as moot 188 Motion for Summary judgment, finding as moot [192] Motion for Hearing, finding as moot 196 Motion to Strike. (DPM, ) (Entered: 03/28/2006)

March 28, 2006

March 28, 2006

206

NOTICE of Filing Status Report by Terry A. Venneberg on behalf of Carol Christopher, Julie Bhend, Carmela Chamara (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Status Report)(Venneberg, Terry) (Entered: 04/24/2006)

April 24, 2006

April 24, 2006

207

JKS ORDER The court has received a status report dated April 24, 2006 at dkt 206. The report is accepted. A further status report shall be filed by counsel for plaintiff on or before 5/30/2006, unless closing papers are sooner filed.(DPM, ) (DPM, ) (Entered: 04/25/2006)

April 25, 2006

April 25, 2006

208

NOTICE LODGING CONSENT DECREE by Carmen Flores on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order # 2 Exhibit NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES)(Flores, Carmen) (Entered: 05/18/2006)

May 18, 2006

May 18, 2006

209

Consent Decree & JKS ORDER of dismissal. Signed by Judge James K. Singleton on 5/19/2006. (DPM, ) (Entered: 05/19/2006)

May 19, 2006

May 19, 2006

210

JKS ORDER APPROVING CONSENT DECREE & DISMISSING CASE W/PREJUDICE & WITHOUT COSTS OR ATTORNEY FEES. Signed by Judge James K. Singleton on 5/19/2006. (DPM, ) (Entered: 05/19/2006)

May 19, 2006

May 19, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: Alaska

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 27, 2001

Closing Date: 2006

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

National Education Association (Washington DC), Private Entity/Person

National Education Association - Alaska (Alaska), 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

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Amount Defendant Pays: 750000

Order Duration: 2003 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Provide antidiscrimination training

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit