Case: EEOC v. JEA Senior Living ("Pinehurst Alzheimer's Special Care Center")

6:05-cv-00162 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Filed Date: May 10, 2005

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

In May 2005, the Dallas District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against JEA Senior Living, doing business as Pinehurst Alzheimer's Special Care Center, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, alleging discrimination on the basis of race, black, in violation of Title VIII of the Civirl Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the fourteen charging parties, female employees, by creating a hostile work environment based up…

In May 2005, the Dallas District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against JEA Senior Living, doing business as Pinehurst Alzheimer's Special Care Center, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, alleging discrimination on the basis of race, black, in violation of Title VIII of the Civirl Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the fourteen charging parties, female employees, by creating a hostile work environment based upon their race leading to either actual or constructive termination, and in one case retaliation when one claimant complained to her supervisors. The complainants intervened in the lawsuit in August 2005. Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit in December 2005 through a consent decree.

The two-year degree, containing promises not to discriminate, and requires the defendant to: provide a neutral reference for complainants, provide annual training for all Texas facility employees for two years, post notice of employee rights, advise supervisors of their duty to monitor the work areas and report harassment incidents, report any discrimination-related complaints to the EEOC, along with the actions taken, and pay $170,000 to be distributed among 14 individuals.

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

Summary Authors

Daisy Manning (10/15/2007)


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Anderson, Suzanne M. (Texas)

Canino, Robert Anthony (Texas)

Dreiband, Eric S. (District of Columbia)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Butler, Allen (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Anderson, Suzanne M. (Texas)

Canino, Robert Anthony (Texas)

Dreiband, Eric S. (District of Columbia)

Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Butler, Allen (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. JEA Senior Living

Dec. 16, 2005 Docket
1-1

Complaint

EEOC v. JEA Senior Living

May 10, 2005 Complaint
9

Plaintiffs' (Intervenors') Original Complaint

EEOC v. JEA Senior Living

Aug. 24, 2005 Complaint
18

First Amended Complaint

EEOC v. JEA Senior Living

Nov. 15, 2005 Complaint
17

[Intervenors'] Amended Complaint

EEOC v. JEA Senior Living

Nov. 15, 2005 Complaint
22-1

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Jerry Erwin Associates (JEA)

Dec. 14, 2005 Settlement Agreement

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against JEA Senior Living, filed by US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(fnt, ) (Entered: 05/10/2005)

May 10, 2005

Summons Issued as to JEA Senior Living. (fnt, ) (Entered: 05/11/2005)

May 10, 2005
2

Magistrate Consent Form Mailed to US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (fnt, ) (Entered: 05/11/2005)

May 11, 2005
3

ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Michael H. Schneider for all further proceedings. Judge Leonard Davis no longer assigned to case. Signed by Judge Leonard Davis on 5/11/05. (fnt, ) (Entered: 05/11/2005)

May 11, 2005
4

ANSWER to Complaint by JEA Senior Living.(Maher, Patrick) (Entered: 06/22/2005)

June 22, 2005
5

ORDER Setting Scheduling Conference for 9/15/2005 10:30 AM before Judge Michael H. Schneider.. Signed by Judge Michael H. Schneider on 7/1/2005. (rvw, ) (Entered: 07/06/2005)

July 6, 2005
6

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Suzanne Elizabeth Anderson on behalf of US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Anderson, Suzanne) (Entered: 07/22/2005)

July 22, 2005
7

MOTION to Intervene by Rosemary Baker, Mattie Bowser, Teresa Bowser, Deaquinita Clark, Hazel Dixon, Vernell Evans, Tammy Hartsfield, Aquanetta Mims, Voncella Street, Phyllis Temple, Sherry Warlick, Linda Warren, Tiffany Watson, Tijuana Watson. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Castetter, Alex) (Entered: 08/17/2005)

Aug. 17, 2005
8

ORDER granting 7 Motion to Intervene by Rosemary Baker, Mattie Bowser, Teresa Bowser, Deaquinita Clark, Hazel Dixon, Vernell Evans, Tammy Hartsfield, Aquanetta Mims, Voncella Street, Phyllis temple, Sherry Warlick, Linda Warren, Tiffany Watson and Tijuana Watson . Signed by Judge Michael H. Schneider on 8/24/2005. (rvw, ) (Entered: 08/24/2005)

Aug. 24, 2005
9

Intervenor ORIGINAL COMPLAINT , filed by Rosemary Baker, Mattie Bowser, Teresa Bowser, Deaquinita Clark, Hazel Dixon, Vernell Evans, Tammy Hartsfield, Aquanetta Mims, Voncella Street, Phyllis Temple, Sherry Warlick, Linda Warren, Tiffany Watson, Tijuana Watson.(rvw, ) (Entered: 08/24/2005)

Aug. 24, 2005
10

NOTICE by US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Scheduling Order (Anderson, Suzanne) (Entered: 08/31/2005)

Aug. 31, 2005
11

NOTICE of Disclosure by Rosemary Baker, Mattie Bowser, Teresa Bowser, Deaquinita Clark, Hazel Dixon, Vernell Evans, Tammy Hartsfield, Aquanetta Mims, Voncella Street, Phyllis Temple, Sherry Warlick, Linda Warren, Tiffany Watson, Tijuana Watson (Castetter, Alex) (Entered: 09/06/2005)

Sept. 6, 2005
12

Defendant's Original ANSWER to Intervenor Complaint by JEA Senior Living.(Maher, Patrick) (Entered: 09/13/2005)

Sept. 13, 2005
14

NOTICE of Disclosure by US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Anderson, Suzanne) (Entered: 09/15/2005)

Sept. 15, 2005
15

SCHEDULING ORDER: Final Pretrial Conference set for 4/6/2006 09:00 AM before Judge Michael H. Schneider. Amended Pleadings due by 11/15/2005. Discovery due by 1/31/2006. Joinder of Parties due by 11/15/2005. Jury Selection set for 4/10/2006 09:00AM before Judge Michael H. Schneider. Mediation Completion due by 12/9/2005. Proposed Pretrial Order due by 3/10/2006.. Signed by Judge Michael H. Schneider on 9/15/2005. (rvw, ) (Entered: 09/15/2005)

Sept. 15, 2005
16

NOTICE of Disclosure by JEA Senior Living (Maher, Patrick) (Entered: 09/27/2005)

Sept. 27, 2005
17

AMENDED COMPLAINT against all defendants, filed by Rosemary Baker, Mattie Bowser, Teresa Bowser, Deaquinita Clark, Hazel Dixon, Vernell Evans, Tammy Hartsfield, Aquanetta Mims, Voncella Street, Phyllis Temple, Sherry Warlick, Linda Warren, Tiffany Watson, Tijuana Watson.(Castetter, Alex) (Entered: 11/15/2005)

Nov. 15, 2005
18

AMENDED COMPLAINT against JEA Senior Living, filed by US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Anderson, Suzanne) (Entered: 11/15/2005)

Nov. 15, 2005
19

NOTICE of Disclosure by Rosemary Baker, Mattie Bowser, Teresa Bowser, Deaquinita Clark, Hazel Dixon, Vernell Evans, Tammy Hartsfield, Aquanetta Mims, Voncella Street, Phyllis Temple, Sherry Warlick, Linda Warren, Tiffany Watson, Tijuana Watson (Castetter, Alex) (Entered: 11/18/2005)

Nov. 18, 2005
20

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery For Expert Witness Disclosure by US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Anderson, Suzanne) Additional attachment(s) added on 11/30/2005 (fnt, ). (Entered: 11/30/2005)

Nov. 30, 2005
21

ORDER granting 20 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery. Pltf's deadline for disclosure of expert witnesses is extended to 12-16-05 and that deft's deadline for disclosure of expert witnesses is extended to 1-10-06. The Scheduling Order otherwise is not modified. Signed by Judge Michael H. Schneider on 12/01/05. cc:attys 12-1-05 (mll, ) (Entered: 12/01/2005)

Dec. 1, 2005
22

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT Consent Decree by US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Notice -- Attachment A)(Anderson, Suzanne) (Entered: 12/14/2005)

Dec. 14, 2005
23

REPORT of Mediation by Allen Butler. Mediation result: Settled(Butler, Allen) (Entered: 12/15/2005)

Dec. 15, 2005
24

ORDER re 22 Settlement Agreement/Consent Decree filed by US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Signed by Judge Michael H. Schneider on 12/16/05. cc:attys 12-16-05(mll, ) (Entered: 12/16/2005)

Dec. 16, 2005

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 10, 2005

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

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Jerry Erwin Associates (JEA) Senior Living, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

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: 170000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Neutral/Positive Reference

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit