Case: EEOC v. Western Casework Corporation

2:04-cv-00907 | U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada

Filed Date: June 30, 2004

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

In June 2004, the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Western Casework Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada alleging that the defendant subjected the charging parties, Hispanic employees, and other similarly situated individuals to a hostile work environment because of their national origin in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The charging parties intervened in the suit in September 2004. After some scheduling or…

In June 2004, the Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Western Casework Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada alleging that the defendant subjected the charging parties, Hispanic employees, and other similarly situated individuals to a hostile work environment because of their national origin in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The charging parties intervened in the suit in September 2004. After some scheduling orders, the parties settled in July 2005 through a consent decree.

The three-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: post a notice of the decree, hire an EEO consultant, provide EEO training for all its employees, revise and distribute its anti-discrimination policy, implement a complaint procedure, maintain relevant records, provide the charging parties with neutral employment references, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, and pay $600,000. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (8/23/2007)

People


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Blake, Samantha E. (California)

Lucero, A. Luis Jr. (Washington)

Perry, Olophius E. (Nevada)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Blake, Samantha E. (California)

Lucero, A. Luis Jr. (Washington)

Perry, Olophius E. (Nevada)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:04-cv-00907

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Western Casework Corporation

Aug. 8, 2005

Aug. 8, 2005

Docket
1

2:04-cv-00907

Complaint

EEOC v. Western Casework Corporation

June 30, 2004

June 30, 2004

Complaint
11

2:04-cv-00907

Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint in Intervention

Sept. 29, 2004

Sept. 29, 2004

Complaint
42

2:04-cv-00907

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Western Casework Corporation

July 20, 2005

July 20, 2005

Settlement Agreement

EEOC Litigation Settlement Report

EEOC v. Western Casework Corporation

No Court

July 20, 2005

July 20, 2005

Press Release

EEOC Press Release: "Western Casework Ordered to Pay $600,000 for Harassment of Hispanic Employees Based on National Origin"

EEOC v. Western Casework Corporation

No Court

July 22, 2005

July 22, 2005

Press Release

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3:15 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT obo P (Entered: 07/06/2004)

June 30, 2004

June 30, 2004

2

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES obo P (cpy to LDG&PAL) (Entered: 07/06/2004)

June 30, 2004

June 30, 2004

SUMMONS ISSUED to P (1) (Entered: 07/06/2004)

June 30, 2004

June 30, 2004

3

NOTICE (OTHER) of referral to ENE. cpys dist. (Entered: 07/06/2004)

July 6, 2004

July 6, 2004

4

WAIVER OF SERVICE EXECUTED Waiver of svc of summs obo P. (Entered: 08/06/2004)

Aug. 4, 2004

Aug. 4, 2004

5

ANSWER TO COMPLAINT Answr to cmplt obo D. (m) (Entered: 09/08/2004)

Sept. 7, 2004

Sept. 7, 2004

6

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES obo D. (m) (cpy to LDG & PAL) (Entered: 09/08/2004)

Sept. 7, 2004

Sept. 7, 2004

7

STATEMENT Disc stmnt obo D. (m) (Entered: 09/08/2004)

Sept. 7, 2004

Sept. 7, 2004

8

ORDER ORD: An ENE session is sched for 11-5-04 @ 9:30am. cps dis (Entered: 09/13/2004)

Sept. 13, 2004

Sept. 13, 2004

SUMMONS ISSUED (6) summs iss'd to Ps/Intervenors (Entered: 09/22/2004)

Sept. 20, 2004

Sept. 20, 2004

9

INTERVENOR COMPLAINT Cmplt in intervention w/jury demand obo Ps/Intervenors. (nss) (Entered: 09/22/2004)

Sept. 20, 2004

Sept. 20, 2004

10

ORDER ORD: The ENE session, sched for 11-5-04 @ 9:30am is RESCHED to 12-8-04 @ 9:30am. cps dis (Entered: 09/30/2004)

Sept. 28, 2004

Sept. 28, 2004

11

AMENDED COMPLAINT 1st amnd'd cmplt in interventn w/jury demand obo Intervening Ps. (Entered: 09/30/2004)

Sept. 29, 2004

Sept. 29, 2004

SUMMONS ISSUED (6) amnd'd summs iss'd to P (Entered: 10/07/2004)

Oct. 5, 2004

Oct. 5, 2004

13

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES obo Intervening Ps. (m) (cpy to LDG & PAL) (Entered: 10/07/2004)

Oct. 6, 2004

Oct. 6, 2004

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENT disc plan. sub to PAL (Entered: 10/15/2004)

Oct. 14, 2004

Oct. 14, 2004

14

ORDER The ENE session sched for 9:30 am on 12/8/04 is hereby vac & resched for 9:30 am on 12/10/04. (cps dist) (Entered: 10/19/2004)

Oct. 14, 2004

Oct. 14, 2004

15

ACCEPTANCE OF SERVICE of summns, amended summns & P's first amd complt in Interventions by D/Western Casework Corp. (Entered: 10/19/2004)

Oct. 14, 2004

Oct. 14, 2004

17

SUMMONS ISSUED to P (for service on D/Whybourne). (Entered: 10/19/2004)

Oct. 14, 2004

Oct. 14, 2004

18

SUMMONS ISSUED to P for service to D/Western Casework Corp. (Entered: 10/19/2004)

Oct. 14, 2004

Oct. 14, 2004

19

SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED amended summons served by P on D/Whybourne. (Entered: 10/19/2004)

Oct. 14, 2004

Oct. 14, 2004

20

SUMMONS ISSUED to P for service on D/Watters (Entered: 10/19/2004)

Oct. 14, 2004

Oct. 14, 2004

21

SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED by P on D/Chris Day. (Entered: 10/19/2004)

Oct. 14, 2004

Oct. 14, 2004

22

SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED on D/Watters obo P. (Entered: 10/19/2004)

Oct. 14, 2004

Oct. 14, 2004

23

SUMMONS ISSUED obo P (for service to D/Day.) (Entered: 10/19/2004)

Oct. 14, 2004

Oct. 14, 2004

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENT Stip and req for ext of time to file resp pleading. (PAL) (Entered: 10/15/2004)

Oct. 15, 2004

Oct. 15, 2004

16

SUMMONS ISSUED amended summns issd to P for service on D/Western Casework Corp. (Entered: 10/19/2004)

Oct. 19, 2004

Oct. 19, 2004

24

ORDER ON STIPULATION that disc ddl is 7/18/05, dispo mtn ddl is 8/17/05, and pto ddl is 9/16/05. (cps dist) (Entered: 10/20/2004)

Oct. 19, 2004

Oct. 19, 2004

25

ORDER ON STIPULATION that Dft Western Casework has utnil 10/25/04 to file a resp pleading. (cps dist) (Entered: 10/20/2004)

Oct. 19, 2004

Oct. 19, 2004

26

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE of Ps/Intervednors' initial disclosures pursuant to FRCP 26(a)(1) (Entered: 10/21/2004)

Oct. 21, 2004

Oct. 21, 2004

27

ANSWER TO COMPLAINT to Ps 1st amended cmplt in interventn obo D/Western Casework Corp. (m) (Entered: 10/27/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004

Oct. 25, 2004

28

SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED as to D by serv Ryan Rymbert on 10/15/04 (Entered: 10/27/2004)

Oct. 26, 2004

Oct. 26, 2004

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENT stip to ext Dft Michael Watter's time to file a resp - LDGstip to ext Dft Wesley Whybourne's time to file a resp - LDG (Entered: 11/15/2004)

Nov. 15, 2004

Nov. 15, 2004

29

ORDER ON STIPULATION ORD: D Wybourne has until 12-1-04 to fl a rspnsv pleading. cps dis (Entered: 11/22/2004)

Nov. 19, 2004

Nov. 19, 2004

30

ORDER ON STIPULATION ORD: D Watters has until 12-1-04 to fl a rspnsv pleading. cps dis (Entered: 11/22/2004)

Nov. 19, 2004

Nov. 19, 2004

31

ORDER ON STIPULATION ORD: D Rymbert has until 12-1-04 to fl a rspnsv pleading. cps dis (Entered: 11/22/2004)

Nov. 19, 2004

Nov. 19, 2004

32

ANSWER TO COMPLAINT Answr to P's 1st amnd'd cmplt in interventn obo D Day. (m) (Entered: 11/30/2004)

Nov. 24, 2004

Nov. 24, 2004

33

ANSWER TO COMPLAINT Answer to 1st amnd'd cmplt in interventn obo D Watters. (m) (Entered: 12/02/2004)

Dec. 1, 2004

Dec. 1, 2004

34

ANSWER TO COMPLAINT Answr to 1st amnd'd cmplt obo D Whybourne. (m) (Entered: 12/06/2004)

Dec. 3, 2004

Dec. 3, 2004

35

ANSWER TO COMPLAINT Answr to 1st amnd'd cmplt obo D Rimbert. (m) (Entered: 12/06/2004)

Dec. 3, 2004

Dec. 3, 2004

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENT stip to extnd disc d'dline. to PAL (Entered: 12/06/2004)

Dec. 6, 2004

Dec. 6, 2004

36

ORDER ON STIPULATION ORD: Ps/intervenors have until 12-8-04 to rspnd to all WCC's discovery. cps dis (Entered: 12/08/2004)

Dec. 8, 2004

Dec. 8, 2004

37

ORDER ORD: D to produce the relevant payroll records by 12-23-04; FUR ORD: A sttlmnt conf is sched for 1-11-05 @ 9:30am; FUR ORD: Formal disc proceeds shall be STAYED pndng sttlmnt conf. cps dis (Entered: 12/14/2004)

Dec. 13, 2004

Dec. 13, 2004

38

ORDER that tele hrg on settlement discussions is sched for 1/26/05 @ 11:30 am. (cps dist) (Entered: 01/12/2005)

Jan. 12, 2005

Jan. 12, 2005

39

ORDER ORD: The telephonic hrng sched for 1-26-05 is VACATED and RESCHED to 2-2-05 @ 4pm. Ct will initiate call. cps dis (Entered: 01/26/2005)

Jan. 26, 2005

Jan. 26, 2005

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENT stip'd prot ord. to PAL (Entered: 02/01/2005)

Jan. 31, 2005

Jan. 31, 2005

40

ORDER ON STIPULATION ORD: Stip'd prot ord. (see doc). cps dis (Entered: 02/02/2005)

Feb. 2, 2005

Feb. 2, 2005

41

MISCELLANEOUS HEARING (not recorded) - ORD: Ptys to submit confidential records & briefs by 2-16-05 'in camera'. The Ct will thereafter sched a follow-up telephonic stat conf. cps dis (Entered: 02/03/2005)

Feb. 3, 2005

Feb. 3, 2005

42

ORDER ORD: Consent Decree is APPROVED (see doc). cpys dist (Entered: 07/25/2005)

July 20, 2005

July 20, 2005

43

NOTICE (OTHER) by Dft Western Casework of change of cnsl. (s) (Entered: 08/02/2005)

July 28, 2005

July 28, 2005

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENT Stip for dism. (LDG) (Entered: 08/05/2005)

Aug. 5, 2005

Aug. 5, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: Nevada

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 30, 2004

Closing Date: 2008

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

Western Casework Corporation (Las Vegas, NV), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

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

State Anti-Discrimination Law

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: 600000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Neutral/Positive Reference

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Monitoring

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

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

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Indian