Case: EEOC v. BETSY ROSS FLAG GIRL, INC.

3:97-cv-01572 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Filed Date: June 30, 1997

Closed Date: Jan. 12, 2000

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Case Summary

In June 1997, the EEOC district office in Dallas, Texas brought this action against Betsy Ross Flag Girl, Inc., doing business as Betsy Ross Flag Girl Inc. and Barjac Company, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Although the complaint is unavailable, the consent decree states that six female employees alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it subjected the complainants to a sexually hostile work environment. Five months af…

In June 1997, the EEOC district office in Dallas, Texas brought this action against Betsy Ross Flag Girl, Inc., doing business as Betsy Ross Flag Girl Inc. and Barjac Company, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Although the complaint is unavailable, the consent decree states that six female employees alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it subjected the complainants to a sexually hostile work environment. Five months after the suit was filed, the case was dismissed for the EEOC's failure to file for a default judgment. However, the order was vacated, the case was reopened, and a consent decree was entered in January 1998.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would pay the aggrieved parties a total of $223,050, refrain from retaliating and discriminating based on sex, implement an anti-harassment policy and complaint procedures, distribute the new policy and complaint procedures, post an EEO notice, provide neutral reference letters, expunge the complainants' employee files of any reference to this litigation or charge of discrimination, and provide four hours of EEO training. No costs or fees were awarded. The terms of the decree ran for two years.

Summary Authors

Joel Pettit (8/3/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:97-cv-01572

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Betsy Ross Flag Girl, Inc.

Jan. 12, 1998

Jan. 12, 1998

Docket
4

3:97-cv-01572

Order of Dismissal

EEOC v. Betsy Ross Flag Girl, Inc.

Nov. 24, 1997

Nov. 24, 1997

Order/Opinion
6

3:97-cv-01572

Order [Reinstating Case]

EEOC v. Betsy Ross Flag Girl, Inc.

Dec. 15, 1997

Dec. 15, 1997

Order/Opinion
9

3:97-cv-01572

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Betsy Ross Flag Girl, Inc.

Jan. 12, 1998

Jan. 12, 1998

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 4, 2022, 3:23 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; (5) (alh) (Entered: 07/02/1997)

June 30, 1997

June 30, 1997

1

DEMAND for jury trial by plaintiff EEOC (alh) (Entered: 07/02/1997)

June 30, 1997

June 30, 1997

PRELIMINARY ASSIGNMENT TO Magistrate Judge Jeff Kaplan (alh) (Entered: 07/02/1997)

June 30, 1997

June 30, 1997

2

SUMMONS(ES) issued for defendant Betsy Ross Flag Girl (ISS-1) (alh) Modified on 07/07/1997 (Entered: 07/02/1997)

July 1, 1997

July 1, 1997

3

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to defendant Betsy Ross Flag Girl 7/3/97 Answer due on 7/23/97 for Betsy Ross Flag Girl (3) (jrb) (Entered: 07/09/1997)

July 8, 1997

July 8, 1997

4

ORDER dismissing case ...without prejudice because plaintiff has failed to move for default judgment within 90 days after service...see order. ( signed by JB) Copies to counsel: 11/25/97 Page(s) 1 (jrb) (Entered: 11/25/1997)

Nov. 24, 1997

Nov. 24, 1997

Case closed (jrb) (Entered: 11/25/1997)

Nov. 24, 1997

Nov. 24, 1997

5

Agreed MOTION by plaintiff EEOC to set aside: [4-2] order of dismissal (3) (jas) (Entered: 12/12/1997)

Dec. 12, 1997

Dec. 12, 1997

6

ORDER vacating [4-2] order...the case is hereby reinstate on the court docket. ( signed by JB) Copies to counsel: 12/16/97 Page(s) 1 (jrb) Modified on 12/17/1997 (Entered: 12/16/1997)

Dec. 15, 1997

Dec. 15, 1997

Case reopened (jrb) Modified on 12/17/1997 (Entered: 12/16/1997)

Dec. 15, 1997

Dec. 15, 1997

7

Agreed MOTION by plaintiff EEOC to enter consent decree (2) (jas) (Entered: 12/23/1997)

Dec. 23, 1997

Dec. 23, 1997

8

ORDER granting [7-1] motion to enter consent decree ( signed by JB) Copies to counsel: 12/29/97 Page(s) 1 (jrb) (Entered: 12/29/1997)

Dec. 29, 1997

Dec. 29, 1997

9

Consent Decree/ORDER...see order for specifics. ( signed by JB) Copies to counsel: 1/14/98 Page(s) 10 (jrb) Modified on 01/15/1998 (Entered: 01/14/1998)

Jan. 12, 1998

Jan. 12, 1998

Case closed (jrb) (Entered: 01/14/1998)

Jan. 12, 1998

Jan. 12, 1998

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 30, 1997

Closing Date: Jan. 12, 2000

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

Betsy Ross Flag Girl, 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: 223050

Order Duration: 1998 - 2000

Content of Injunction:

Provide antidiscrimination training

Expungement of Employment Record

Neutral/Positive Reference

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Discrimination Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits