Case: EEOC v. RECON REFRACTORY AND CONSTRUCTION INC

2:04-cv-06078 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Filed Date: July 26, 2004

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

The Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Recon Refractory and Construction, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in July 2004. According to the consent decree, the complaint alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Recon allegedly failed to hire women because of their sex. The parties notified the court of settlement in November 2004, and they entered into a consent decree in October 2005…

The Los Angeles District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Recon Refractory and Construction, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in July 2004. According to the consent decree, the complaint alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Recon allegedly failed to hire women because of their sex. The parties notified the court of settlement in November 2004, and they entered into a consent decree in October 2005. The consent decree required the defendant to pay the charging party and similarly situated individuals $165,000. It also required training on equal employment laws, reporting, record retention, notice posting, hiring an outside consultant to ensure compliance with the decree on projects with more than 100 employees, and a hiring goal for female laborers.

The decree was entered in October 2005 and scheduled to last until April 2007. No further docket entries exist, so the case is closed.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (6/4/2008)

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Document

2:04-cv-06078

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Recon Refractory and Construction Inc et al

Oct. 27, 2005

Oct. 27, 2005

Docket
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Consent Decree

EEOC v. Recon Refractory and Construction Inc

Oct. 27, 2005

Oct. 27, 2005

Settlement Agreement

2:04-cv-06078

EEOC Litigation Settlement Report (October 2005)

EEOC v. Recon Refractory and Construction Inc

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Feb. 2, 2006

Feb. 2, 2006

Press Release

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 11, 2022, 3:09 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against Defendants Does, Recon Refractory and Construction Inc. (Filing fee $ 150.) Jury Demanded, filed by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(jp, ) (Entered: 07/28/2004)

July 26, 2004

July 26, 2004

20 Days Summons Issued re Complaint - (Discovery)[1] as to Defendants Does, Recon Refractory and Construction Inc. (jp, ) (Entered: 07/28/2004)

July 26, 2004

July 26, 2004

2

CERTIFICATION AS to Interested Parties filed by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (jp, ) (Entered: 07/28/2004)

July 26, 2004

July 26, 2004

FAX number for Attorney Anna Y Park is 213-894-1301. (jp, ) (Entered: 07/28/2004)

July 26, 2004

July 26, 2004

3

MINUTES IN CHAMBERS: This action has been assigned to thecalendar of Judge Dean D. Pregerson. Counsel are encouraged toreview the Central District's website for additionalinformation. The address is "http://www.cacd.uscourts.gov".by Judge Dean D. Pregerson Court Reporter: None Present (pj, ) (Entered: 07/30/2004)

July 27, 2004

July 27, 2004

4

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed filed by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. upon Recon Refractory and Construction Inc waiver sent by Plaintiff on 8/13/2004, answer due 10/12/2004. Waiver of Service signed by Joanna L Blake attorney for defendant. (pj, ) (Entered: 09/21/2004)

Sept. 15, 2004

Sept. 15, 2004

5

STIPULATION Extending Time to Answer the complaint. Recon Refractory and Construction Incs answer is due 11/12/2004. filed by defendant Recon Refractory and Construction Inc. (mg, ) (Entered: 10/18/2004)

Oct. 12, 2004

Oct. 12, 2004

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NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT AND STIPULATION to Extend Time for Defendant to File and Serve Answer or Other Response to Plaintiff Initial Complaint by Thirty (30) Days and ORDER: Upon reading and considering the above stipulation and good cause appearing therefore; IT IS SO ORDERED by Judge Dean D. Pregerson that the time for Defendant Recon Refractory and Construction Inc to file and serve an answer or other response to Plaintiff Complaint be EXTENDED to Monday, December 13, 2004. (jp, ) (Entered: 11/02/2004)

Nov. 2, 2004

Nov. 2, 2004

8

PROOF OF SERVICE filed by defendant Recon Refractory and Construction Inc re Signed Order Regarding THIRD STIPULATION to Extend Time for defendant to file and serve answer or other response to plaintiff initial complaint by thirty (30) days and Order thereon based on continue settlement negotiations [7], was served on 12/27/2004. (jp, ) (Entered: 01/06/2005)

Jan. 3, 2005

Jan. 3, 2005

9

FOURTH STIPULATION AND ORDER by Judge Dean D. Pregerson that the time for Defendant Recon Refractory and Construction Inc to file and serve an answer or other response to Plaintiff complaint be EXTENDED to Friday, February 11, 2005.(jp, ) (Entered: 01/12/2005)

Jan. 11, 2005

Jan. 11, 2005

10

FIFTH STIPULATION AND ORDER by Judge Dean D. Pregerson that the time for Defendant Recon Refractory and Construction Inc to file and serve an answer or other response to plaintiff Complaint be EXTENDED to 3/14/2005. (jp, ) (Entered: 02/22/2005)

Feb. 18, 2005

Feb. 18, 2005

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SIXTH STIPULATION AND ORDER by Judge Dean D. Pregerson: Granting Defendant extension of time to file and serve an Answer or other response to Plaintiff's Complaint to 4/13/2005 filed by defendant Recon Refractory and Construction Inc (mu, ) (Entered: 03/18/2005)

March 14, 2005

March 14, 2005

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STIPULATION AND ORDER by Judge Dean D. Pregerson: ORDERED that the time for defendant to file and serve an answer or other response to plaintiffs Complaint [1] be extended to Friday, May 13, 2005.(ca, ) (Entered: 04/22/2005)

April 15, 2005

April 15, 2005

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EIGHTH STIPULATION AND ORDER by Judge Dean D. Pregerson to Extend Time for Defendant Recon Refractory & Construction, Inc. to File and Serve Answer or other Response to Plaintiff's Initial Complaint - (Discovery)[1], by thirty (30) Days and Order thereon based on continued Settlement Negotiations, to Friday, May 27, 2005.(pbap, ) (Entered: 05/24/2005)

May 19, 2005

May 19, 2005

Update Answer Due Deadline as to Recon Refractory and Construction Inc answer due 5/27/2005. (pbap, ) (Entered: 05/24/2005)

May 19, 2005

May 19, 2005

14

NOTICE of Settlement filed by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (pbap, ) (Entered: 07/29/2005)

July 27, 2005

July 27, 2005

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CONSENT DECREE AND ORDER by Judge Dean D. Pregerson. IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED THAT: This Consent Decree resolves all issues and claims arising out of the Complaint filed by the EEOC herein alleging unlawful employment practices by Recon in violationof Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and this Consent Decree shall be binding and final as to all such issues and claims. Recon and the EEOC shall each bear their own costs associated with the administration and implementation of this Consent Decree. Recon and the EEOC shall each bear their own court costs and attorneys' fees. (Made JS-6. Case Terminated.) **see document for further details**(pbap, ) (Entered: 10/27/2005)

Oct. 27, 2005

Oct. 27, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 26, 2004

Closing Date: 2007

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

Recon Refractory and Construction, Inc., 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

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: 165000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Recordkeeping

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Monitoring

Goals (e.g., for hiring, admissions)

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits