Case: EEOC v. Eagle Picher Industries, Inc.

3:03-cv-05103 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Filed Date: Sept. 11, 2003

Closed Date: April 8, 2006

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Case Summary

The St. Louis District Office brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, against Eaglepicher, Inc. The complaint, filed in September 2003, alleged sex discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that Defendant had questioned the charging parties about their sex lives, followed them into the bathroom, threatened them, stalked them after work, and disciplined and discharged the female employees be…

The St. Louis District Office brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, against Eaglepicher, Inc. The complaint, filed in September 2003, alleged sex discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that Defendant had questioned the charging parties about their sex lives, followed them into the bathroom, threatened them, stalked them after work, and disciplined and discharged the female employees because of their sex.

In October 2003 the parties agreed to a consent decree which provided for a total payment of $200,000 (representing back pay with interest and compensatory and punitive damages) to be split among the 8 charging parties; reinstatement of some of the charging parties; restoration of some of the charging parties' seniority status, and an injunction against rehiring the culpable manager and supervisor. Defendant was also enjoined from discriminating on the basis for sex and from retaliation, and required to provide training on EEO laws for its managers and supervisors and to implement a policy prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex or retaliation.

Summary Authors

Shankar Viswanathan (7/4/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:03-cv-05103

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Eaglepicher, Inc.

Oct. 8, 2003

Oct. 8, 2003

Docket
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3:03-cv-05103

Complaint

EEOC v. Eaglepicher, Inc.

Sept. 11, 2003

Sept. 11, 2003

Complaint
7

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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Eaglepicher, Inc.

Oct. 8, 2003

Oct. 8, 2003

Settlement Agreement

EEOC Litigation Settlement Report - October 2003

EEOC v. EaglePicher, Inc.

No Court

Jan. 26, 2004

Jan. 26, 2004

Press Release

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 28, 2022, 3:04 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against Eaglepicher, Inc. (Filing fee $ 0.00 receipt number -0-) Service due by 1/9/2004, filed by Andrea G. Baran on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Baran, Andrea) Civil Cover Sheet added on 9/11/2003 (Jones, Robin). (Entered: 09/11/2003)

Sept. 11, 2003

Sept. 11, 2003

2

Notice of EAPN; assigned to outside mediator (Martinez, Alexandra) (Entered: 09/12/2003)

Sept. 12, 2003

Sept. 12, 2003

NOTICE OF MAGISTRATE ASSIGNMENT e-mailed to plaintiff's counsel. This is a docket entry only. No document is attached. Magistrate Return due by 10/2/2003. (Jones, Robin) (Entered: 09/12/2003)

Sept. 12, 2003

Sept. 12, 2003

3

NOTICE of Magistrate Assignment Returned by Eaglepicher, Inc. (Koch, Elaine) (Entered: 09/15/2003)

Sept. 15, 2003

Sept. 15, 2003

4

NOTICE of Magistrate Assignment Returned by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Baran, Andrea) (Entered: 09/15/2003)

Sept. 15, 2003

Sept. 15, 2003

5

NOTICE of appearance by Elaine Drodge Koch on behalf of Eaglepicher, Inc. (Koch, Elaine) (Entered: 09/24/2003)

Sept. 24, 2003

Sept. 24, 2003

6

ORDER by Judge James C. England teleconference set on Wednesday, October 8, 2003, at 1:30 p.m. Plaintiff is responsible for setting up the teleconference, contacting the undersigned lastly at 417/865-7143. (Martinez, Alexandra) (Entered: 10/01/2003)

Oct. 1, 2003

Oct. 1, 2003

7

Consent Decree ORDER entered by Judge James C. England on 10/08/03.(Polodna, Christy) (Entered: 10/08/2003)

Oct. 8, 2003

Oct. 8, 2003

TELEPHONE CONFERENCE held before Judge James C. England (no doc attached) (Court Reporter Alex Martinez.) (Martinez, Alexandra) (Entered: 10/08/2003)

Oct. 8, 2003

Oct. 8, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: Missouri

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: Sept. 11, 2003

Closing Date: April 8, 2006

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

Eaglepicher, Inc. (Joplin, Missouri), Private Entity/Person

Eaglpicher, Inc. (Joplin), 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: 200000

Order Duration: 2003 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Reinstatement

Retroactive Seniority

Discrimination Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

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

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits