Case: EEOC v. Preferred People Staffing

4:06-cv-40190 | U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Filed Date: Aug. 31, 2006

Closed Date: July 6, 2014

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Case Summary

The New York District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a putative class action complaint against Preferred Labor LLC (doing business as Preferred People Staffing) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in August 2006. The complaint alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. According to the EEOC, the defendant employment agency discriminated against fema…

The New York District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a putative class action complaint against Preferred Labor LLC (doing business as Preferred People Staffing) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in August 2006. The complaint alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. According to the EEOC, the defendant employment agency discriminated against female applicants on the basis of their sex; unlawfully classified jobs on the basis of sex; complied with requests for employees on the basis of sex; and retaliated against a female employee who complained about the discrimination. The case was referred to a magistrate judge for mediation. In April, a status conference was scheduled for 7/14/2008.

On July 21, 2008, the plaintiff amended its complaint to include Preferable People LLC as a defendant. Preferable operated a temporary day laborer operation similar to Preferred but had not operated in Worcester, Massachusetts. Preferable purchased most of Preferred’s assets in Worcester and purchased the rights to use the name “Preferred.” Preferable then operated out of Preferred’s former offices but did not engage in any discriminatory practices. EEOC acknowledged that Preferable had not engaged in any discriminatory practices, but argued that Preferable was Preferred’s successor and that liability should attach. In response, Preferable asked the court to dismiss them from the lawsuit.

On February 13, 2009, District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV granted Preferable’s request to be dismissed from the lawsuit.

On July 6, 2009, the court approved a consent decree in favor of the plaintiff. This decree took into account that the defendant no longer operated the business at issue. So, although the decree had a duration of five years, if the defendant resumed its business within that time-frame, then the duration would be reset from the time the business resumed. The court retained jurisdiction throughout the duration of the decree to resolve any issue related to the decree.

If the defendant resumed its business, then it would have to implement non-discriminatory policies and procedures, this would include prohibiting sex discrimination and retaliation. The defendant would then be required to implement anti-discrimination training for its employees.

If the defendant resumed business, this decree required that the defendant implement a complaint procedure for applicants and employees who believed they have been discriminated or retaliated against. Afterwards, the defendant was then required to implement and maintain procedures to investigate complaints. After an investigation, the defendant had to provide the EEOC with reports on any complaints of discrimination and/or retaliation within the first four months it resumed business and every four months after.

In addition, this decree required the defendant to pay $ 250,000 in monetary damages.

The five years for the consent decree have passed, and there has been no further litigation. The case is now presumably closed.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (5/28/2008)

Sean Whetstone (5/22/2018)

People

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Judge(s)

Hillman, Timothy Spafard (Massachusetts)

Saylor, F. Dennis IV (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cooper, Ronald S. (District of Columbia)

Grossman, Elizabeth (New York)

Keenan, Judy A. (New York)

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

Lizana, Arnold J. (Massachusetts)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Rose, Robert D. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Burns, Jeffrey M. (Massachusetts)

Judge(s)

Hillman, Timothy Spafard (Massachusetts)

Saylor, F. Dennis IV (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cooper, Ronald S. (District of Columbia)

Grossman, Elizabeth (New York)

Keenan, Judy A. (New York)

Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)

Lizana, Arnold J. (Massachusetts)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Rose, Robert D. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Burns, Jeffrey M. (Massachusetts)

Houlding, Elizabeth A. (Massachusetts)

Poliferno, Richard J. (Massachusetts)

Riordan, J. Michael (New Jersey)

Wilson, Rebecca J. (Massachusetts)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Collings, Robert B. (Massachusetts)

Lasker, Morris Edward (Massachusetts)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Preferred Labor LLC

Aug. 21, 2009 Docket
1

Complaint and Jury Trial Demand

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Preferred Labor LLC d/b/a Preferred People Staffing

Aug. 31, 2006 Complaint
39

Protective Order

EEOC v. Preferred Labor LLC

Feb. 12, 2008 Order/Opinion
53

Amended Complaint and Jury Trial Demand

EEOC v. Preferred Labor LLC

2008 WL 7211607

July 21, 2008 Complaint
76

Memorandum and Order on Motion for Summary Judgment by Defendant Preferable People, LLC

EEOC v. Preferred Labor LLC

Feb. 13, 2009 Order/Opinion
89

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Preferred Labor LLC

July 6, 2009 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4760680/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-preferred-labor-llc/

Last updated May 20, 2022, 12:42 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against Preferred Labor LLC Filing fee: No fee required; $ 0.0, receipt number NA, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheets)(Hassett, Kathy) Additional attachment(s) added on 9/20/2006 (Jones, Sherry). Additional attachment(s) added on 9/20/2006 (Jones, Sherry). (Entered: 08/31/2006)

Aug. 31, 2006
76

Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV: MEMORANDUM AND ORDER entered granting 63 Motion for Summary Judgment. (Castles, Martin)

Feb. 13, 2009 RECAP

Summons Issued as to Preferred Labor LLC. (Hassett, Kathy) (Entered: 08/31/2006)

Aug. 31, 2006
2

ANSWER to Complaint by Preferred Labor LLC.(Houlding, Elizabeth A.) (Entered: 11/15/2006)

Nov. 15, 2006
3

NOTICE of Scheduling Conference: Scheduling Conference set for Monday 1/29/2007 at 10:15AM in Courtroom 2 before Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV. (Castles, Martin) (Entered: 12/28/2006)

Dec. 28, 2006
4

NOTICE of Appearance by Rebecca J. Wilson on behalf of Preferred Labor LLC (Wilson, Rebecca) (Entered: 01/03/2007)

Jan. 3, 2007
5

Joint MOTION to Amend 3 Notice of Scheduling Conference by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Lizana, Arnold) (Entered: 01/12/2007)

Jan. 12, 2007

Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV: Electronic ORDER entered granting 5 Motion to continue scheduling conference. (Castles, Martin) (Entered: 01/12/2007)

Jan. 12, 2007

Reset Hearing: Scheduling Conference reset for Monday 3/5/2007 at 2:30PM in Courtroom 2 before Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV. (Castles, Martin) Modified on 1/16/2007 (Hassett, Kathy). (Entered: 01/12/2007)

Jan. 12, 2007
6

JOINT STATEMENT re scheduling conference Pursuant to Rule 16.1 . (Houlding, Elizabeth A.) (Entered: 02/28/2007)

Feb. 28, 2007
7

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO RULE 16.1. (Houlding, Elizabeth A.) Modified on 3/6/2007 (Hassett, Kathy). (Entered: 03/05/2007)

March 5, 2007
8

CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Preferred Labor LLC. (Houlding, Elizabeth A.) (Entered: 03/05/2007)

March 5, 2007

ElectronicClerk's Notes for proceedings held before Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV: Scheduling Conference held on 3/5/2007. Case called, Counsel appear for scheduling conference, Scheduling order to issue. (Court Reporter M. Kusa−Ryll.) (Castles, Martin) (Entered: 03/05/2007)

March 5, 2007

Notice of correction to docket made by Court staff. Correction: Document #7 corrected because: Filed as Certificate of Consultation, Court corrected title (Hassett, Kathy) (Entered: 03/06/2007)

March 6, 2007
9

Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV: ORDER entered. SCHEDULING ORDER: Status Conference set for 9/6/2007 02:30 PM in Courtroom 2 before Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV. Amended Pleadings due by 3/30/2007. Discovery to be completed by 10/31/2007.(Castles, Martin) (Entered: 03/06/2007)

March 6, 2007
10

CERTIFICATION pursuant to Local Rule 16.1 by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Lizana, Arnold) (Entered: 03/07/2007)

March 7, 2007
11

AMENDED ANSWER to Complaint by Preferred Labor LLC. (Houlding, Elizabeth A.) (Entered: 03/30/2007)

March 30, 2007
12

Disclosure pursuant to Rule 26 by Preferred Labor LLC.(Houlding, Elizabeth A.) (Entered: 03/30/2007)

March 30, 2007
13

Joint MOTION for Order to Of Reference for Mediation by Federal Magistrate by Preferred Labor LLC.(Houlding, Elizabeth A.) (Entered: 04/13/2007)

April 13, 2007

Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV: Electronic ORDER entered granting 13 Motion for Order of reference to Boston Magistrate Judge for mediation. (Castles, Martin) (Entered: 04/13/2007)

April 13, 2007

Electronic Notice of assignment to ADR Provider. Magistrate Judge Robert B. Collings appointed. The Court will contact counsel with regard to scheduling.(Tyler, Rebecca) (Entered: 04/13/2007)

April 13, 2007
14

NOTICE OF AND ORDER REGARDING MEDIATION scheduled for for 8/22/2007 at 10:30 AM in Courtroom 23 before Magistrate Judge Robert B. Collings. (Dolan, Kathleen) (Entered: 04/19/2007)

April 17, 2007

ELECTRONIC NOTICE RE−SCHEDULING MEDIATION FROM 8/22/07 TO 8/29/2007 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 23 before Magistrate Judge Robert B. Collings. (Dolan, Kathleen) (Entered: 05/10/2007)

May 10, 2007
15

Joint MOTION to Continue Mediation to 9/7/2007 Submitted by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Lizana, Arnold) (Entered: 07/13/2007)

July 13, 2007
16

Amended MOTION to Continue Mediation to September 18, 2007, September 24, 2007 or September 29, 2007 by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Lizana, Arnold) (Entered: 07/25/2007)

July 25, 2007

Judge Robert B. Collings : Electronic ORDER entered Denying as Moot 15 Motion to Continue; Granting 16 Motion to Continue Mediation. Mediation re−scheduled for 9/18/2007 at 10:30 AM in Courtroom 23 before Magistrate Judge Robert B. Collings. (Dolan, Kathleen) (Entered: 07/26/2007)

July 26, 2007

Judge Robert B. Collings: Electronic NOTICE entered. Judge Morris E. Lasker has been designated as the ADR Provider in this case in place of Judge Collings. The mediation previously scheduled before Judge Collings will take place on the same date and at the same time, i.e., September 18, 2007 at 10:30 A.M., before Judge Lasker in Courtroom, #8 (3rd floor). (Entered: 08/14/2007)

Aug. 14, 2007

ELECTRONIC NOTICE of assignment to ADR Provider. U.S. District Judge Morris E. Lasker appointed.(Franklin, Yvonne) (Entered: 08/14/2007)

Aug. 14, 2007

ELECTRONIC NOTICE of ADR Conference.Alternative Dispute Resolution Hearing set for Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 10:30 AM in Courtroom 8 before U.S. District Judge Morris E. Lasker. As stated previously, Counsel and principals are directed to be present and have full settlement authority. In addition, the parties should submit no later than five (5) business days a brief memorandum addressing the party's position on the merits of the case and on settlement. The memorandum should be marked "Confidential − Not for Docketing". In the event that you believe the case is not ripe for mediation at this time, plese notify opposing counsel and the court as soon as possible. (Franklin, Yvonne) (Entered: 08/14/2007)

Aug. 14, 2007
17

Joint MOTION to Continue Status Conference to October 1, October 2 or October 5, 2007 by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Preferred Labor LLC.(Houlding, Elizabeth A.) (Entered: 09/05/2007)

Sept. 5, 2007

Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV: Electronic ORDER entered granting 17 Motion to Continue: Status Conference reset for Monday 10/1/2007 at 3:30PM in Courtroom 2 before Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV. (Castles, Martin) (Entered: 09/05/2007)

Sept. 5, 2007

ELECTRONIC NOTICE OF RESCHEDULING The Mediation set for September 18, 2007; The Mediation Hearing is now set for 9/25/2007 10:30 AM in Courtroom 8 before Judge F. Morris E. Lasker. (Howarth, George) (Entered: 09/13/2007)

Sept. 13, 2007
18

REPORT of Alternative Dispute Resolution Provider (Howarth, George) (Entered: 09/26/2007)

Sept. 26, 2007

Electronic Clerk's Notes for proceedings held before Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV: Status Conference held on 10/1/2007. Case called, Counsel appear by telephone for status conference, Court orders 30B6 deposition to be completed by 11/7/07, Motion to amend complaint due by 11/21/07, Oppositions due by 12/10/07, Court sets further status conference:Status Conference set for 12/17/2007 at 2:30PM in Courtroom 2 before Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV. (Court Reporter M. Kusa−Ryll.) (Castles, Martin) (Entered: 10/01/2007)

Oct. 1, 2007
21

STIPULATION AND ORDER REGARDING CONFIDENTIALITY by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Preferred Labor LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A (Consent Protective Order))(Houlding, Elizabeth A.) (Entered: 11/06/2007)

Nov. 6, 2007
22

Joint MOTION to Amend Scheduling Order by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Lizana, Arnold) (Entered: 11/16/2007)

Nov. 16, 2007

Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV: Electronic ORDER entered granting 22 Motion to Amend scheduling order. (Castles, Martin) (Entered: 11/21/2007)

Nov. 21, 2007

Reset Hearing: Status Conference reset for Wednesday 1/30/2008 at 3:00PM in Courtroom 2 before Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV. (Castles, Martin) (Entered: 11/21/2007)

Nov. 21, 2007
23

NOTICE of Change of Address or Firm Name by Rebecca J. Wilson (Wilson, Rebecca) (Entered: 11/27/2007)

Nov. 27, 2007

Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered: APPROVED AND SO ORDERED 21 Stipulation filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Preferred Labor LLC. (Castles, Martin) (Entered: 11/30/2007)

Nov. 29, 2007
24

MOTION to Compel PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS PURSUANT TO FED. R. CIV. P. 45(c)(2)(B) by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Lizana, Arnold) (Entered: 12/07/2007)

Dec. 7, 2007
25

MEMORANDUM in Support re 24 MOTION to Compel PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS PURSUANT TO FED. R. CIV. P. 45(c)(2)(B) filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Lizana, Arnold) (Entered: 12/07/2007)

Dec. 7, 2007
26

DECLARATION re 24 MOTION to Compel PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS PURSUANT TO FED. R. CIV. P. 45(c)(2)(B) , 25 Memorandum in Support of Motion by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2# 3 Exhibit 3)(Lizana, Arnold) (Entered: 12/07/2007)

Dec. 7, 2007
27

NOTICE of Appearance by Jeffrey M. Burns on behalf of PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing (Burns, Jeffrey) (Entered: 12/12/2007)

Dec. 12, 2007
28

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of J. Michael Riordan by PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Burns, Jeffrey) (Entered: 12/12/2007)

Dec. 12, 2007
29

AFFIDAVIT of J. Michael Riordan re 28 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of J. Michael Riordan by PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing. (Burns, Jeffrey) (Entered: 12/12/2007)

Dec. 12, 2007
30

Opposition re 24 MOTION to Compel PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS PURSUANT TO FED. R. CIV. P. 45(c)(2)(B) filed by Preferred Labor LLC. (Houlding, Elizabeth A.) (Entered: 12/20/2007)

Dec. 20, 2007

Filing fee: $ 50.00, receipt number bst000517 for 28 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of J. Michael Riordan. (Jones, Sherry) (Entered: 12/21/2007)

Dec. 21, 2007
31

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to December 28, 2007 to File Response/Reply as to 24 MOTION to Compel PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS PURSUANT TO FED. R. CIV. P. 45(c)(2)(B) , 25 Memorandum in Support of Motion, 26 Declaration, by PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Preferred Labor LLC.(Lizana, Arnold) (Entered: 12/21/2007)

Dec. 21, 2007

Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV: Electronic ORDER entered granting 31 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re 24 MOTION to Compel PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS PURSUANT TO FED. R. CIV. P. 45(c)(2)(B) . Response due by 12/28/2007. (Castles, Martin) (Entered: 12/27/2007)

Dec. 27, 2007

Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV: Electronic ORDER entered granting 28 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice; Added J. Michael Riordan for PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing. Attorneys admitted Pro Hac Vice must register for electronic filing. To register go to the Court website at www.mad.uscourts.gov. Select Forms and then scroll down to CM/ECF Forms. (Castles, Martin) (Entered: 12/27/2007)

Dec. 27, 2007
32

Cross MOTION for Protective Order by PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing.(Burns, Jeffrey) (Entered: 12/28/2007)

Dec. 28, 2007
33

MEMORANDUM in Support re 32 Cross MOTION for Protective Order and in Opposition to 24 Plaintiff's Motion to Enforce Subpoena filed by PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing. (Burns, Jeffrey) Modified on 1/2/2008 (Jones, Sherry). (Entered: 12/28/2007)

Dec. 28, 2007
34

DECLARATION of Michael Riordan re 32 Cross MOTION for Protective Order by PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits A−C to Certification, # 2 Exhibit Exhibits D−F to Certification, # 3 Exhibit Exhibits G−H to Certification, # 4 Exhibit Exhibits I−M to Certification)(Burns, Jeffrey) Modified on 1/2/2008 (Jones, Sherry). (Entered: 12/28/2007)

Dec. 28, 2007
35

AFFIDAVIT of Yohama Guarino, Esq. in Support re 32 Cross MOTION for Protective Order. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Burns, Jeffrey) Modified on 1/2/2008 (Jones, Sherry). (Entered: 12/28/2007)

Dec. 28, 2007
36

Proposed Document(s) submitted by PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing. Document received: Proposed Order on Cross Motion. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Burns, Jeffrey) (Entered: 12/28/2007)

Dec. 28, 2007
37

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 32 Cross MOTION for Protective Order and in Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion to Enforce Subpoena For Production of Documents filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Lizana, Arnold) (Entered: 01/10/2008)

Jan. 10, 2008
38

DECLARATION of Arnold J. Lizana re 37 Memorandum in Opposition to Motion by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Lizana, Arnold) Modified on 1/11/2008 (Jones, Sherry). (Entered: 01/10/2008)

Jan. 10, 2008

Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV: Electronic ORDER entered. REFERRING MOTION 24 MOTION to Compel PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS PURSUANT TO FED. R. CIV. P. 45(c)(2)(B) filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and 32 Cross MOTION for Protective Order filed by PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing to Magistrate Judge Magistrate Judge Timothy S. Hillman.(Castles, Martin) Motions referred to Timothy S. Hillman. (Entered: 01/25/2008)

Jan. 25, 2008

ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Hearing on Motion 32 Cross MOTION for Protective Order, 24 MOTION to Compel PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS PURSUANT TO FED. R. CIV. P. 45(c)(2)(B) : Motion Hearing set for 2/6/2008 10:00 AM in Courtroom 1 before Magistrate Judge Timothy S. Hillman. (Roland, Lisa) (Entered: 01/25/2008)

Jan. 25, 2008

Electronic Clerk's Notes for proceedings held before Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV: Status Conference held on 1/30/2008, Case called, Counsel appear for status conference, Parties inform court of the status of discovery, Scheduling order will need to be extend after Magistrate Judge Hillman rules on the pending motions to compel and for protective order, Court sets further status conference after the hearing on the motion: ( Status Conference set for 2/6/2008 at 2:15PM in Courtroom 2 before Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV.). (Court Reporter: M. Kusa−Ryll.)(Attorneys present: Lizana,Rose/Houlding) (Castles, Martin) (Entered: 01/30/2008)

Jan. 30, 2008

Electronic Clerk's Notes for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Timothy S. Hillman: Motion Hearing held on 2/6/2008 re 24 MOTION to Compel PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS PURSUANT TO FED. R. CIV. P. 45(c)(2)(B) filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 32 Cross MOTION for Protective Order filed by PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing. Case called, Counsel appear, Counsel argue motion, Matter taken under advisement, Order to issue. (Digital Recording 10:04.)(Attorneys present: Lizana, Rose, Riordan, Houlding) (Roland, Lisa) (Entered: 02/06/2008)

Feb. 6, 2008
39

Magistrate Judge Timothy S. Hillman: ORDER entered granting 24 Motion to Compel; granting 32 Motion for Protective Order. (Attachments: # 1 Protective Order with Attached Acknowledgment) (Roland, Lisa) (Entered: 02/12/2008)

Feb. 12, 2008
40

Joint MOTION to Amend 9 Scheduling Order, Set Hearings,, on EEOC Motion to Amend by PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Preferred Labor LLC.(Lizana, Arnold) Modified on 4/2/2008 (Jones, Sherry). (Entered: 04/02/2008)

April 2, 2008

Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV: Electronic ORDER entered granting 40 Motion to Amend scheduling order. (Castles, Martin) (Entered: 04/04/2008)

April 4, 2008

ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Hearing: Status Conference reset for 6/12/2008 at 2:00PM in Courtroom 2 before Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV. (Castles, Martin) (Entered: 04/04/2008)

April 4, 2008

Case no longer referred to Magistrate Judge Timothy S. Hillman. (Roland, Lisa) (Entered: 04/10/2008)

April 10, 2008
41

Joint MOTION to Continue Status Conference to July 14, 2008 by PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing.(Burns, Jeffrey) (Entered: 04/14/2008)

April 14, 2008

Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV: Electronic ORDER entered granting 41 Motion to Continue. Status Conference reset for 7/14/2008 at 3:15PM in Courtroom 2 before Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV. (Castles, Martin) (Entered: 04/15/2008)

April 15, 2008
42

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to May 16, 2008 to File Motion to Amend Complaint by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Lizana, Arnold) (Entered: 05/06/2008)

May 6, 2008

Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV: Electronic ORDER entered granting 42 Motion for Extension of Time to file motion to amend the complaint. Motion due by 5/16/2008. (Castles, Martin) (Entered: 05/06/2008)

May 6, 2008
43

MOTION to Amend Complaint by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Memorandum of Law, # 3 Exhibit A, # 4 Exhibit B, # 5 Exhibit C, # 6 Exhibit D, # 7 Exhibit E, # 8 Exhibit F, # 9 Exhibit G, # 10 Exhibit H, # 11 Exhibit I, # 12 Exhibit J, # 13 Exhibit K, # 14 Exhibit L, # 15 Exhibit M, # 16 Errata N, # 17 Errata O, # 18 Exhibit P, # 19 Exhibit E−1)(Lizana, Arnold) (Entered: 05/16/2008)

May 16, 2008
44

MOTION for Leave to File Memorandum of Law in Excess of Twenty Pages by PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing.(Burns, Jeffrey) (Entered: 06/02/2008)

June 2, 2008
45

Opposition re 43 MOTION to Amend Complaint filed by Preferred Labor LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit)(Houlding, Elizabeth A.) (Entered: 06/02/2008)

June 2, 2008
46

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 43 MOTION to Amend Complaint filed by PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing. (Burns, Jeffrey) (Entered: 06/02/2008)

June 2, 2008
47

AFFIDAVIT in Opposition re 43 MOTION to Amend Complaint filed by PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing. (Attachments: # 1 Errata Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B Part 1, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit B Part 2)(Burns, Jeffrey) (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/3/2008: Corrected # 3 Exhibit B part 2(original had last page missing) (Hassett, Kathy). (Entered: 06/02/2008)

June 2, 2008
48

DECLARATION re 46 Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to Amend Complaint by PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits A through C, # 2 Exhibit Exhibits D through G, # 3 Exhibit Exhibits H through L, # 4 Exhibit Exhibits M through R)(Burns, Jeffrey) (Entered: 06/02/2008)

June 2, 2008

Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV: Electronic ORDER entered granting 44 Motion for Leave to File; Counsel using the Electronic Case Filing System should now file the document for which leave to file has been granted in accordance with the CM/ECF Administrative Procedures. Counsel must include − Leave to file granted on (date of order)− in the caption of the document. (Hassett, Kathy) (Entered: 06/03/2008)

June 3, 2008
50

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to June 20 to File Response/Reply by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Lizana, Arnold) (Entered: 06/12/2008)

June 12, 2008

Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV: Electronic ORDER entered granting 50 Motion for Extension of Time to File Reply re 43 MOTION to Amend Complaint . Replies due by 6/20/2008. (Castles, Martin) (Entered: 06/13/2008)

June 13, 2008
51

REPLY to Response to 43 MOTION to Amend Complaint filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Lizana Reply Declaration, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C)(Lizana, Arnold) (Entered: 06/21/2008)

June 20, 2008
52

NOTICE of Appearance by Robert D. Rose on behalf of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Rose, Robert) (Entered: 07/08/2008)

July 8, 2008

Electronic Clerk's Notes for proceedings held before Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV: Motion Hearing held on 7/14/2008 re 43 MOTION to Amend Complaint filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Case called, Counsel appear, Counsel argue Motion, The Court grants 43 Motion to Amend Complaint and Amended Pleading due by 7/21/2008. Further Status Conference set for 10/17/2008 02:00 PM in Courtroom 2 before Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV. (Court Reporter: Kusa−Ryll.)(Attorneys present: Lizana, Grossman, Riordan, Houlding) (Roland, Lisa) (Entered: 07/15/2008)

July 14, 2008
53

AMENDED COMPLAINT against PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing, Preferred Labor LLC, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Lizana, Arnold) (Entered: 07/21/2008)

July 21, 2008
54

ANSWER to 53 Amended Complaint by Preferred Labor LLC.(Houlding, Elizabeth A.) (Entered: 08/07/2008)

Aug. 7, 2008
55

Transcript of Rule 15 Motion Hearing held on July 14, 2008, before Judge Saylor. Court Reporter: Marianne Kusa−Ryll at 508/929−3399. The Transcript may be purchased through the Court Reporter, viewed at the public terminal, or viewed through PACER after it is released. Redaction Request due 8/26/2008. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 9/5/2008. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 11/3/2008. (Scalfani, Deborah) (Entered: 08/08/2008)

Aug. 8, 2008
56

NOTICE is hereby given that an official transcript of a proceeding has been filed by the court reporter in the above−captioned matter. Counsel are referred to the Court's Transcript Redaction Policy, a copy of which is attached to this entry.. (Scalfani, Deborah) (Entered: 08/08/2008)

Aug. 8, 2008
57

ANSWER to 53 Amended Complaint , Affirmative Defenses , CROSSCLAIM against Preferred Labor LLC by PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing.(Burns, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/11/2008)

Aug. 11, 2008
58

CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing. (Burns, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/11/2008)

Aug. 11, 2008
59

MOTION for Summary Judgment by PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing.(Burns, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/11/2008)

Aug. 11, 2008
60

MEMORANDUM in Support re 59 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits 1 through 4)(Burns, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/11/2008)

Aug. 11, 2008
61

DECLARATION re 59 MOTION for Summary Judgment by J. Michael Riordan by PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits A and B to Riordan Certification, # 2 Exhibit Exhibits C and D to Riordan Certification, # 3 Exhibit Exhibits E through I to Riordan Certification, # 4 Exhibit

Aug. 11, 2008
63

Amended MOTION for Summary Judgment by PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing.(Burns, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/12/2008)

Aug. 12, 2008
64

Amended MEMORANDUM in Support re 63 Amended MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 through 4 to Motion for Summary Judgment)(Burns, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/12/2008)

Aug. 12, 2008
65

DECLARATION re 63 Amended MOTION for Summary Judgment by PreferAble People, LLC d/b/a PreferAble Staffing. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A and B to Riordan Certification, # 2 Exhibit C and D to Riordan Certification, # 3 Exhibit E through I to Riordan Certification, # 4 Exhibit J through M to Riordan Certification)(Burns, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/12/2008)

Aug. 12, 2008

Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV: Electronic ORDER entered finding as moot 59 Motion for Summary Judgment. Amended motion for summary judgment filed. (Castles, Martin) (Entered: 08/13/2008)

Aug. 13, 2008
66

STIPULATION REGARDING TIME FOR DEFENDANT PREFERRED LABOR TO RESPOND TO CROSSCLAIMS by PreferAble People, LLC, Preferred Labor LLC. (Houlding, Elizabeth A.) (Entered: 09/02/2008)

Sept. 2, 2008
67

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to September 15, 2008 to File Response/Reply to 63 Amended Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Preferable People by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Lizana, Arnold) Modified on 9/4/2008 (Jones, Sherry). (Entered: 09/03/2008)

Sept. 3, 2008

Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV: Electronic ORDER entered granting 67 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response re 63 Amended MOTION for Summary Judgment. Response due by 9/15/2008. (Castles, Martin) (Entered: 09/04/2008)

Sept. 4, 2008
68

DEFENDANT PREFERRED LABOR LLC D/B/A PREFERRED PEOPLE STAFFING ANSWER to 57 Answer to Amended Complaint, Crossclaim of PreferAble People LLC by Preferred Labor LLC.(Houlding, Elizabeth A.) (Entered: 09/05/2008)

Sept. 5, 2008

State / Territory: Massachusetts

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 31, 2006

Closing Date: July 6, 2014

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers that complained of sex discrimination and retaliation.

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

Preferred Labor LLC (Worchester, MA), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.

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: $ 250,000

Order Duration: 2009 - 2014

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Monitoring

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Retaliation Prohibition

Training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

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

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits