Case: EEOC v. Kaiser Aluminum Chem

2:99-cv-00169 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

Filed Date: June 11, 1999

Closed Date: May 11, 2004

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Case Summary

In June 1999, the EEOC's Seattle office filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington against Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the EEOC claimed that the defendant had been administering a pre-employment physical strength exam that unlawfully discriminated as a result of its disparate impact upon women and which could not be justified by business necessity or job relatedne…

In June 1999, the EEOC's Seattle office filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington against Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the EEOC claimed that the defendant had been administering a pre-employment physical strength exam that unlawfully discriminated as a result of its disparate impact upon women and which could not be justified by business necessity or job relatedness. Three women successfully intervened in the lawsuit in October 1999. Following much discovery the EEOC and the defendant agreed on a consent decree which was adopted by the court in May 2001. The decree required the defendant to amend its physical strength exam to accurately reflect job duties and notify the EEOC if was planning on amending it again. The defendant was also required to institute Title VII training programs and submit various reports to the EEOC throughout the three-year period of the consent decree. The charging parties were given preferential hiring status, so that they would be placed ahead of any new applicants.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (7/19/2007)

People


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cordon, Claire (Washington)

Lucero, A. Luis Jr. (Washington)

Olson, Kathryn Blaire (Washington)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Stewart, C. Gregory (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cordon, Claire (Washington)

Lucero, A. Luis Jr. (Washington)

Olson, Kathryn Blaire (Washington)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Stewart, C. Gregory (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:99-cv-00169

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Kaiser Aluminum Chem, et al

May 22, 2001

May 22, 2001

Docket
1

2:99-cv-00169

Complaint

EEOC v. Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation

June 11, 1999

June 11, 1999

Complaint
30

2:99-cv-00169

Order [Granting in part and denying in part motion to compel]

EEOC v. Kelly Flynn, April Davis, and Peggy Miller [Plaintiff-Intervenors] v. Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation, a Delaware corporation

Nov. 21, 2000

Nov. 21, 2000

Order/Opinion
61

2:99-cv-00169

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation

May 11, 2001

May 11, 2001

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 9, 2022, 3 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (Summons(es) issued) Fee-status: wv Receipt #: wv (FmrEmp) (Entered: 06/11/1999)

June 11, 1999

June 11, 1999

2

ANSWER by defendant Kaiser Aluminum Chem (FmrEmp) (Entered: 07/14/1999)

July 13, 1999

July 13, 1999

3

MOTION by defendant Kaiser Aluminum Chem for attorney Charles Williams, John Fox to appear pro hac vice (FmrEmp) (Entered: 07/27/1999)

July 23, 1999

July 23, 1999

4

Declaration by defendant Kaiser Aluminum Chem re motion for attorney Charles Williams, John Fox to appear pro hac vice [3-1] (FmrEmp) (Entered: 07/27/1999)

July 23, 1999

July 23, 1999

5

Declaration by defendant Kaiser Aluminum Chem re motion for attorney Charles Williams, John Fox to appear pro hac vice [3-1] (FmrEmp) (Entered: 07/27/1999)

July 23, 1999

July 23, 1999

6

PROPOSED RECEIVED Order re: motion for attorney Charles Williams, John Fox to appear pro hac vice [3-1] submitted by defendant Kaiser Aluminum Chem (FmrEmp) (Entered: 07/27/1999)

July 23, 1999

July 23, 1999

7

ORDER by Judge Edward F. Shea granting motion for attorney Charles Williams, John Fox to appear pro hac vice [3-1] (cc: all counsel) (PP) (Entered: 08/18/1999)

Aug. 17, 1999

Aug. 17, 1999

Status Conference Notice ;telephonic status conf 11:00 10/14/99 Richland, WA (FmrEmp) (Entered: 09/23/1999)

Sept. 23, 1999

Sept. 23, 1999

8

Joint Initial Disclosure by plaintiff Equal Employment, defendant Kaiser Aluminum Chem pur. to FRCP 26 (FmrEmp) (Entered: 10/07/1999)

Oct. 5, 1999

Oct. 5, 1999

9

Joint Status Conference Certificate filed by plaintiff Equal Employment, defendant Kaiser Aluminum Chem (FmrEmp) (Entered: 10/07/1999)

Oct. 5, 1999

Oct. 5, 1999

10

MOTION to intervene (FmrEmp) (Entered: 10/14/1999)

Oct. 13, 1999

Oct. 13, 1999

11

PROPOSED RECEIVED Motion/Order re:intervention motion to intervene [10-1] (FmrEmp) (Entered: 10/14/1999)

Oct. 13, 1999

Oct. 13, 1999

12

Affidavit of Jeffry K. Finer regarding motion to intervene (FmrEmp) (Entered: 10/14/1999)

Oct. 13, 1999

Oct. 13, 1999

13

PROPOSED RECEIVED Stipulation & Order re: motion to intervene [10-1] (FmrEmp) (Entered: 10/14/1999)

Oct. 13, 1999

Oct. 13, 1999

14

MINUTES: Tele sched conf held before Judge Edward F. Shea Hrg Location: Spokane; Mia Bohn court reporter. Bench trial set for 2/05/01 (S/EFS) est. 10 days. (FmrEmp) (Entered: 10/15/1999)

Oct. 14, 1999

Oct. 14, 1999

15

Stipulation and ORDER by Judge Edward F. Shea : granting motion to intervene [10-1] plaintiff intervenors Kelly Flynn, April David, Peggy Miller COB: (cc: all counsel) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 10/25/1999)

Oct. 21, 1999

Oct. 21, 1999

16

Status Conference Order by Judge Edward F. Shea Disp mtn ddl: 9/1/2000; Mtn in limine ddl: 11/6/2000 ;discovery to be complete 7/31/00 ;pretrial conference 1/16/00 Spokane, WA ;proposed PTO due 1/11/00 ;trial 9:00 2/5/00 Spokane, WA (cc:all counsel) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 10/25/1999)

Oct. 21, 1999

Oct. 21, 1999

18

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER by Judge Edward F. Shea: Exchg of FRCP 26 by 11/12/99; Pla identify experts by 5/1/99, deft by 6/1/00; pla rebuttal experts by 6/16/00; Interragtories etc. by 6/21/00; Discovery to completed by 7/31/00; Disp mtn ddl filed and served by 9/1/00; Witness/Exhibit lists by 10/20/00; objs by 11/6/00 and will be heard at PTC; designations by 10/30/00, cross-designations by 11/9/00, objs by 11/16/00; Mtn in limine ddl: 11/6/00; Pretrial conference 10:00 1/16/01 WA; proposed PTO due 1/11/01 ; Bench Trial 9:00 2/5/01 Spokane, WA (cc:all counsel) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 11/08/1999)

Nov. 3, 1999

Nov. 3, 1999

19

Stipulation for Amendment of Scheduling Order by plaintiff Equal Employment, defendant Kaiser Aluminum Chem, intervenor Kelly Flynn, intervenor April David, intervenor Peggy Miller (FmrEmp) (Entered: 05/01/2000)

May 1, 2000

May 1, 2000

20

PROPOSED RECEIVED Order re: stipulation [19-1] submitted by plaintiff Equal Employment, defendant Kaiser Aluminum Chem, intervenor Kelly Flynn, intervenor April David, intervenor Peggy Miller (FmrEmp) (Entered: 05/01/2000)

May 1, 2000

May 1, 2000

21

Amended Status Conference Order by Judge Edward F. Shea Disp mtn ddl: 1/19/2001; Mtn in limine ddl: 4/9/2001 ; discovery to be complete 12/18/00 ;pretrial conference 10:00 5/25/01 Spokane, WA ;proposed PTO due 5/28/01 ;trial 9:00 6/18/01 Spokane, WA (cc:all counsel) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 05/10/2000)

May 5, 2000

May 5, 2000

22

Stipulation for Third Amendment of Scheduling Order by plaintiff Equal Employment, defendant Kaiser Aluminum Chem, intervenor Kelly Flynn, intervenor April David, intervenor Peggy Miller (PP) (Entered: 08/30/2000)

Aug. 29, 2000

Aug. 29, 2000

23

Declaration of Zulema Hinojos-Fall in Support of Joint Motion to Shorten Time. (PP) (Entered: 08/30/2000)

Aug. 29, 2000

Aug. 29, 2000

24

PROPOSED RECEIVED Order re: stipulation [22-1] submitted by plaintiff Equal Employment, defendant Kaiser Aluminum Chem, intervenor Kelly Flynn, intervenor April David, intervenor Peggy Miller (PP) (Entered: 08/30/2000)

Aug. 29, 2000

Aug. 29, 2000

25

Proof of service by plaintiff Equal Employment of: 22-25 (PP) (Entered: 08/30/2000)

Aug. 29, 2000

Aug. 29, 2000

26

MOTION by plaintiff Equal Employment, defendant Kaiser Aluminum Chem, intervenor Kelly Flynn, intervenor April David, intervenor Peggy Miller to expedite hearing on motion to approve stipulation to amend scheduling order (FmrEmp) (Entered: 08/30/2000)

Aug. 29, 2000

Aug. 29, 2000

27

PROPOSED RECEIVED M.Order re: motion to expedite hearing on motion to approve stipulation to amend scheduling order [26-1] submitted by plaintiff Equal Employment, defendant Kaiser Aluminum Chem, intervenor Kelly Flynn, intervenor April David, intervenor Peggy Miller (PP) (Entered: 08/30/2000)

Aug. 30, 2000

Aug. 30, 2000

28

ORDER by Judge Edward F. Shea granting motion to expedite hearing on motion to approve stipulation to amend scheduling order [26-1] (cc: all counsel) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 09/06/2000)

Sept. 1, 2000

Sept. 1, 2000

30

ORDER granting in part and denying in part plaintiff's motion to compel discovery and for sanctions by Judge Edward F. Shea (cc: all counsel) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 11/22/2000)

Nov. 21, 2000

Nov. 21, 2000

31

MINUTES: Telephone conference before Judge Edward F. Shea Hrg Location: Richland; Mark Snover court reporter (FmrEmp) (Entered: 11/24/2000)

Nov. 22, 2000

Nov. 22, 2000

32

PROPOSED RECEIVED Order re: to compel Discovery and for Sanctions submitted by plaintiff Equal Employment (PP) (Entered: 11/30/2000)

Nov. 27, 2000

Nov. 27, 2000

33

PROPOSED RECEIVED memsup/Order re: Ct. Rec. 32 submitted by intervenor Kelly Flynn, intervenor April David, intervenor Peggy Miller (PP) (Entered: 11/30/2000)

Nov. 27, 2000

Nov. 27, 2000

34

PROPOSED RECEIVED M/Order re:To shorten Time submitted by intervenor Kelly Flynn, intervenor April David, intervenor Peggy Miller (PP) (Entered: 11/30/2000)

Nov. 27, 2000

Nov. 27, 2000

35

PROPOSED RECEIVED M/Order re:Compelling Discvoery andf or Sanctions submitted by intervenor Kelly Flynn, intervenor April David, intervenor Peggy Miller (PP) (Entered: 11/30/2000)

Nov. 27, 2000

Nov. 27, 2000

36

Declaration of Zulema Hinojos-Fall by intervenor Kelly Flynn, intervenor April David, intervenor Peggy Miller re document proposed [32-1] (PP) (Entered: 11/30/2000)

Nov. 27, 2000

Nov. 27, 2000

37

Substitution of counsel: Zulema Hinojos-Fall replacing attorney A Luis Lucero for Equal Employment (PP) (Entered: 12/11/2000)

Dec. 8, 2000

Dec. 8, 2000

38

STIPULATED MOTION(and proposed order) to shorten time on joint motion to approve stipulation and order for fourth amended scheduling order (LAM) (Entered: 01/17/2001)

Jan. 17, 2001

Jan. 17, 2001

39

PROPOSED RECEIVED 4th Amd. Sched Order re: (FmrEmp) (Entered: 01/18/2001)

Jan. 17, 2001

Jan. 17, 2001

40

Stipulation to Amend Scheduling Order by plaintiff Equal Employment, defendant Kaiser Aluminum Chem, intervenor Kelly Flynn, intervenor April David, intervenor Peggy Miller (FmrEmp) (Entered: 01/18/2001)

Jan. 17, 2001

Jan. 17, 2001

41

Declaration of Zulema Hinojos-Fall by plaintiff Equal Employment re stipulation [40-1] (FmrEmp) (Entered: 01/18/2001)

Jan. 17, 2001

Jan. 17, 2001

42

Proof of service by plaintiff Equal Employment, defendant Kaiser Aluminum Chem, intervenor Kelly Flynn, intervenor April David, intervenor Peggy Miller of: documents 39-41 (FmrEmp) (Entered: 01/18/2001)

Jan. 17, 2001

Jan. 17, 2001

43

FOURTH AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER by Judge Edward F. Shea ; reset Discovery 3/15/01 ;Dft's disp mtn ddl set 3/26/01 (cc: all counsel) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 01/23/2001)

Jan. 22, 2001

Jan. 22, 2001

45

MOTION by plaintiff Equal Employment, intervenor Kelly Flynn, intervenor April David, intervenor Peggy Miller for order to Take Perpetuation Video Dep. of Kearns and Stamford via tele. Richland, WA (PP) (Entered: 02/13/2001)

Feb. 12, 2001

Feb. 12, 2001

46

Affidavit of Jeffrey Finer by Equal Employment, Kelly Flynn, April David, Peggy Miller re: motion for order to Take Perpetuation Video Dep. of Kearns and Stamford via tele. Richland, WA [45-1] (PP) (Entered: 02/13/2001)

Feb. 12, 2001

Feb. 12, 2001

47

PROPOSED RECEIVED Order re: motion for order to Take Perpetuation Video Dep. of Kearns and Stamford via tele. Richland, WA [45-1] submitted by plaintiff Equal Employment, intervenor Kelly Flynn, intervenor April David, intervenor Peggy Miller (PP) (Entered: 02/13/2001)

Feb. 12, 2001

Feb. 12, 2001

48

Notice by plaintiff Equal Employment, intervenor Kelly Flynn, intervenor April David, intervenor Peggy Miller of hearing setting motion for order to Take Perpetuation Video Dep. of Kearns and Stamford via tele. Richland, WA [45-1] (tele argument) 9:30 3/6/01 (PP) (Entered: 02/13/2001)

Feb. 12, 2001

Feb. 12, 2001

49

MOTION by plaintiff Equal Employment, intervenor Kelly Flynn, intervenor April David, intervenor Peggy Miller to expedite Richland, WA (PP) (Entered: 02/13/2001)

Feb. 12, 2001

Feb. 12, 2001

50

Affidavit of Jeffry Finer by Equal Employment, Kelly Flynn, April David, Peggy Miller re: motion to expedite Richland, WA [49-1] (PP) (Entered: 02/13/2001)

Feb. 12, 2001

Feb. 12, 2001

51

Affidavit of Mailing of Jeffry Finger by Equal Employment re: affidavit [50-1], motion to expedite Richland, WA [49-1], hearing notice [48-1], document proposed [47-1], affidavit [46-1], motion for order to Take Perpetuation Video Dep. of Kearns and Stamford via tele. Richland, WA [45-1] (PP) (Entered: 02/13/2001)

Feb. 12, 2001

Feb. 12, 2001

52

ORDER by Judge Edward F. Shea granting motion to expedite Richland, WA [49-1], setting motion for order to Take Perpetuation Video Dep. of Kearns and Stamford via tele. Richland, WA [45-1] 9:30 3/6/01 Richland, WA (cc: all counsel) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 02/16/2001)

Feb. 14, 2001

Feb. 14, 2001

53

Memorandum by defendant Kaiser Aluminum Chem in opposition to motion for order to Take Perpetuation Video Dep. of Kearns and Stamford via tele. Richland, WA [45-1] (FmrEmp) (Entered: 03/05/2001)

March 2, 2001

March 2, 2001

54

Declaration of Charles G. Williams by defendant Kaiser Aluminum Chem re memorandum [53-1] (FmrEmp) (Entered: 03/05/2001)

March 2, 2001

March 2, 2001

55

MINUTES: Motion hearing before Judge Edward F. Shea Hrg Location: Richland; Sara Migas court reporter (FmrEmp) (Entered: 03/07/2001)

March 6, 2001

March 6, 2001

56

Status Conference Order by Judge Edward F. Shea Disp mtn ddl: 6/8/01; Mtn in limine ddl: 7/20/01 ;discovery to be complete 5/25/01; telephonic pretrial conference 10:00 8/28/01 Spokane, WA ;proposed PTO due 8/23/01 ;trial 9:00 9/17/01 Spokane, WA (cc:all counsel) (FmrEmp) (Entered: 03/13/2001)

March 9, 2001

March 9, 2001

58

Offer of Judgment by defendant Kaiser Aluminum Chem (FmrEmp) (Entered: 05/07/2001)

May 4, 2001

May 4, 2001

59

Acceptance of Offer of Judgment by plaintiff Equal Employment (FmrEmp) (Entered: 05/07/2001)

May 4, 2001

May 4, 2001

60

PROPOSED RECEIVED Consent Decree re: (PP) (Entered: 05/14/2001)

May 11, 2001

May 11, 2001

61

DECREE by Judge Edward F. Shea granting document proposed [60-1] COB: Y-33/30 (cc: all counsel) (PP) (Entered: 05/14/2001)

May 11, 2001

May 11, 2001

62

ORDER by Judge Edward F. Shea terminating case COB: Y-33/31 (cc: all counsel) (PP) (Entered: 05/15/2001)

May 14, 2001

May 14, 2001

63

JUDGMENT: (cc: all counsel) COB: Y-33/31 (PP) (Entered: 05/15/2001)

May 14, 2001

May 14, 2001

64

SATISFACTION OF JUDGMENT as to defendant Kaiser Aluminum Chem (PP) (Entered: 05/23/2001)

May 22, 2001

May 22, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 11, 1999

Closing Date: May 11, 2004

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

Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation (Trentwood), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 2001 - 2004

Content of Injunction:

Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Reporting

Provide antidiscrimination training

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Testing

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit