Case: EEOC v. PJAX, INC

2:03-cv-00759 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: May 27, 2003

Closed Date: 2003

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Case Summary

On May 27, 2003, the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh offices of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII against PJAX, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The EEOC alleged that the defendants, an interstate trucking and freight firm, had violated Title VII by subjecting their female employees to sexual harassment in the workplace. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendants created a hostile work environment and f…

On May 27, 2003, the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh offices of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII against PJAX, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The EEOC alleged that the defendants, an interstate trucking and freight firm, had violated Title VII by subjecting their female employees to sexual harassment in the workplace. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendants created a hostile work environment and failed to promote qualified females.

On October 6, 2003, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss. The court never ruled on that motion because on November 24, 2003, the parties filed a consent decree, which the court approved two days later. This consent decree has an effective period of two years and required the defendant to pay $300,000.00 in compensatory damages to the complainant and $200,000.00 in compensatory damages to four other complainants, to be distributed pro-rata. It also states that the defendants were enjoined from discriminating or retaliating against any of their employees on the basis of sex. They agreed to revise their anti-discrimination policy, and to provide their employees with equal employment opportunity training. Additionally, the defendants were required to distribute their revised policies and to post notice of EEO rights.

Summary Authors

Keri Livingston (5/13/2008)

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Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. PJAX, Inc.

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Nov. 26, 2003

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Complaint

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May 27, 2003

May 27, 2003

Complaint
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Consent Decree

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Nov. 24, 2003

Nov. 24, 2003

Settlement Agreement

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EEOC Litigation Settlement Report - November 2005

EEOC v. PJAX, Inc.

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Nov. 25, 2003

Nov. 25, 2003

Press Release

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 5, 2022, 3:04 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT with summons issued; jury demand (tt) (Entered: 05/27/2003)

May 27, 2003

May 27, 2003

2

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich ( signed by Judge Terrence F. McVerry on 5/27/03 ) CM all parties of record. (tt) (Entered: 05/28/2003)

May 28, 2003

May 28, 2003

3

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance for PJAX, INC. by James B. Brown, W. Scott Hardy (tt) (Entered: 06/06/2003)

June 5, 2003

June 5, 2003

4

MOTION by PJAX, INC. to Extend Time to answer or otherwise respond to pltf's complaint , with Proposed Order. (tt) (Entered: 06/06/2003)

June 6, 2003

June 6, 2003

ORDER upon motion granting [4-1] motion to Extend Time to answer or otherwise respond to pltf's complaint; reset Answer deadline to 7/28/03 for PJAX, INC. ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 6/9/03 ) CM all parties of record. (tt) (Entered: 06/10/2003)

June 10, 2003

June 10, 2003

5

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to PJAX, INC. 5/29/03 Answer due on 6/18/03. (ksa) (Entered: 06/16/2003)

June 16, 2003

June 16, 2003

6

MOTION by PJAX, INC. for Stay , with Proposed Order. (tt) (Entered: 07/10/2003)

July 10, 2003

July 10, 2003

7

RESPONSE by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT in opposition to [6-1] motion for Stay by PJAX, INC. (jsp) (Entered: 07/25/2003)

July 25, 2003

July 25, 2003

ORDER upon motion denying [6-1] motion for Stay, reset Answer deadline to 8/29/03 for PJAX, INC. ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 7/28/03 ) CM all parties of record. (jsp) (Entered: 07/29/2003)

July 29, 2003

July 29, 2003

8

Stipulation by PJAX, INC., EQUAL EMPLOYMENT for extension of time for deft to answer pltf's complaint , with proposed order. (tt) (Entered: 08/29/2003)

Aug. 29, 2003

Aug. 29, 2003

ORDER upon stipulation granting [8-1] stipulation for extension of time for deft to answer pltf's complaint; reset Answer deadline to 9/26/03 for PJAX, INC. ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 9/4/03 ) CM all parties of record. (tt) (Entered: 09/05/2003)

Sept. 4, 2003

Sept. 4, 2003

9

JOINT MOTION by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT, PJAX, INC. to Extend Time for deft to answer or otherwise respond to pltf's complaint , with Proposed Order. (tt) (Entered: 09/26/2003)

Sept. 26, 2003

Sept. 26, 2003

ORDER upon motion granting [9-1] joint motion to Extend Time for deft to answer or otherwise respond to pltf's complaint; reset Answer deadline to 10/6/03 for PJAX, INC. No further extensions to be granted. ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 10/1/03 ) CM all parties of record. (tt) (Entered: 10/02/2003)

Oct. 2, 2003

Oct. 2, 2003

10

MOTION by PJAX, INC. to Dismiss the Complaint with Proposed Order. (plh) (Entered: 10/06/2003)

Oct. 6, 2003

Oct. 6, 2003

11

AFFIDAVIT by John E. Lycheski (plh) (Entered: 10/06/2003)

Oct. 6, 2003

Oct. 6, 2003

12

BRIEF by PJAX, INC. in support of [10-1] motion to Dismiss the Complaint by PJAX, INC. (plh) (Entered: 10/06/2003)

Oct. 6, 2003

Oct. 6, 2003

13

ORDER, pltf's Response to Motion set to 11/5/03 for deft's [10-1] motion to Dismiss the Complaint , and set deft's Reply Brief deadline to 11/20/03 . ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 10/16/03 ) CM all parties of record. (tt) (Entered: 10/17/2003)

Oct. 17, 2003

Oct. 17, 2003

14

JOINT MOTION by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT, PJAX, INC. to Extend the Time for pltf to respond to deft's motion to dismiss , with Proposed Order. (tt) (Entered: 11/04/2003)

Nov. 4, 2003

Nov. 4, 2003

ORDER upon motion granting [14-1] joint motion to Extend the Time for pltf to respond to deft's motion to dismiss; Pltf's Response to Motion reset to 12/5/03 for deft's [10-1] motion to Dismiss the Complaint . ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 11/5/03 ) CM all parties of record. (tt) (Entered: 11/06/2003)

Nov. 5, 2003

Nov. 5, 2003

15

CONSENT DECREE by EQUAL EMPLOYMENT, PJAX, INC. with proposed order. (tt) (Entered: 11/24/2003)

Nov. 24, 2003

Nov. 24, 2003

ORDER upon consent approving [15-1] Consent Decree. Defts are hereby enjoined from violating provisions as stated more fully in said Consent Decree. The case shall be and hereby is dismissed with prejudice, subject to this Court's jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this Consent Decree. ( signed by Judge Terrence F. McVerry on 11/26/03 ) CM all parties of record. (tt) Modified on 11/26/2003 (Entered: 11/26/2003)

Nov. 26, 2003

Nov. 26, 2003

Case closed. Notices mailed. (tt) (Entered: 11/26/2003)

Nov. 26, 2003

Nov. 26, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

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: May 27, 2003

Closing Date: 2003

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

EEOC, on behalf of several employees complaining of sex discrimination and harassment.

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

PJAX, Inc., Private Entity/Person

PJAX, Inc. (Gibsonia, Pennsylvania), Private Entity/Person

PJAX, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Transportation

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: 500500

Order Duration: 2003 - 2005

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Demotion

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

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

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits