Case: EEOC v. School City of Hammond

2:05-cv-00029 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

Filed Date: Jan. 24, 2005

Closed Date: 2005

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Case Summary

On January 24, 2005, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of female social workers, filed a lawsuit in the Northern District Court of Indiana, under the Equal Pay Act as incorporated into the Fair Labor Standards Act, against School City of Hammond. The EEOC sought injunctive relief, compensatory damages, liquidated damages, and other forms of affirmative relief, claiming that the defendant paid its female social workers at a rate less than that paid to similarly situated males.

On October 26, 2005, the District Court (Judge Philip P. Simon) entered a consent decree where the defendant, among other things, agreed to pay the two female complainants a total of $27,000.

Summary Authors

Perry Miska (4/11/2014)

People


Judge(s)

Simon, Philip P. (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Eisele, Michelle (Indiana)

Maple, Johanna Philhower (Indiana)

Young, Laurie A (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Wheeler, Thomas E (Indiana)

Whitaker, James K. (Indiana)

Wilson, Heather L. (Indiana)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Chickedantz, C. Erik (Indiana)

Judge(s)

Simon, Philip P. (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Eisele, Michelle (Indiana)

Maple, Johanna Philhower (Indiana)

Young, Laurie A (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Wheeler, Thomas E (Indiana)

Whitaker, James K. (Indiana)

Wilson, Heather L. (Indiana)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Chickedantz, C. Erik (Indiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:05-cv-00029

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Hammond

Oct. 26, 2005

Oct. 26, 2005

Docket
1

2:05-cv-00029

Complaint

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Hammond

Jan. 24, 2005

Jan. 24, 2005

Complaint
16

2:05-cv-00029

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Hammond

Oct. 26, 2005

Oct. 26, 2005

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 8, 2022, 3 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT with jury demand against School City of Hammond, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(kjp, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 1/25/2005 (kjp, ). (Entered: 01/25/2005)

Jan. 24, 2005

Jan. 24, 2005

2

Summons Issued as to School City of Hammond. (kjp, ) (Entered: 01/25/2005)

Jan. 24, 2005

Jan. 24, 2005

3

NOTICE of Appearance by Heather L Wilson on behalf of School City of Hammond (Wilson, Heather) (Entered: 02/03/2005)

Feb. 3, 2005

Feb. 3, 2005

4

NOTICE of Appearance by Thomas E Wheeler II on behalf of School City of Hammond (Wheeler II, Thomas) (Entered: 02/03/2005)

Feb. 3, 2005

Feb. 3, 2005

6

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. School City of Hammond served on 2/4/2005, answer due 2/24/2005. (Maple, Johanna) (Entered: 02/08/2005)

Feb. 8, 2005

Feb. 8, 2005

7

NOTICE of Appearance by James K Whitaker on behalf of School City of Hammond (Whitaker, James) (Entered: 02/11/2005)

Feb. 11, 2005

Feb. 11, 2005

8

NOTICE of Hearing: Rule 16 Preliminary Pretrial Conference set for 4/7/2005 11:00 AM telephonically before Magistrate Judge Paul R Cherry w/the Court initiating the conference. Parties' proposed discovery plan in accordance with FRCP 26(f) due 4/1/05.(smb) (Entered: 02/15/2005)

Feb. 15, 2005

Feb. 15, 2005

9

MAGISTRATE CONSENT FORMS sent to all parties (Standard Track). (smb) (Entered: 02/15/2005)

Feb. 15, 2005

Feb. 15, 2005

10

Defendant School City of Hammond's ANSWER to 1 Complaint by EEOC by School City of Hammond.(Wilson, Heather) (Entered: 02/28/2005)

Feb. 28, 2005

Feb. 28, 2005

11

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Maple, Johanna) (Entered: 03/28/2005)

March 28, 2005

March 28, 2005

12

RULE 16 PRELIMINARY PRETRIAL CONFERENCE held on 4/7/2005 before Magistrate Judge Paul Cherry. Pltf by J Maple. Defense by H Wilson. SCHEDULING ORDER:Any amendments to the pleadings to be filed by 6/15/2005 by Pltf, and by 7/15/05 by defense. Discovery deadline is 11/30/2005. Dispositive motions to be filed by 1/31/2006. Daubert motions to be filed by 12/30/2005, Jury Trial (3 day) set for 7/17/2006 08:30 AM in Hammond before Judge Philip P Simon. Final Pretrial Conference & Settlement Conference set for 6/15/2006 10:00 AM in Hammond before Judge Philip P Simon. All parties and/or representative(s) with settlement authority and counsel are ordered to be present. Trial Managment Conference set for 7/12/2006 10:00 AM before Judge Philip P Simon. Parties to exch wit-exhib lists, contentions, stipulations for inclusion in PTO by 5/15/06. C. Erik Chickedantz appointed as mediator. Results of the mediation shall be filed with the court no later than 10 days before the final pretrial conference. All other dates/ddl in joint report 11 are adopted and incorporated herein. #Digitally Recorded.) (smb) (Entered: 04/11/2005)

April 7, 2005

April 7, 2005

13

ORDER CONTROLLING FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE AND TRIAL. Signed by Judge Paul R Cherry on 4/11/05. (smb) (Entered: 04/11/2005)

April 11, 2005

April 11, 2005

14

Joint MOTION to Approve Consent Judgment (for Entry of a Consent Decree) by Plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Maple, Johanna) (Entered: 10/19/2005)

Oct. 19, 2005

Oct. 19, 2005

15

NOTICE OF ENDORSEMENT of 14 Joint MOTION to Approve Consent Judgment (for Entry of a Consent Decree) by Hammond School City of (Wilson, Heather) (Entered: 10/19/2005)

Oct. 19, 2005

Oct. 19, 2005

16

CONSENT DECREE, granting 14 Joint MOTION to Approve Consent Judgment (for Entry of a Consent Decree) filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,, ***Civil Case Terminated. Signed by Judge Philip P Simon on 10/26/05. (kjp, ) (Entered: 10/26/2005)

Oct. 26, 2005

Oct. 26, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: Indiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 24, 2005

Closing Date: 2005

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of female social workers paid less than similarly situated males.

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

School City of Hammond, School District

Defendant Type(s):

Elementary/Secondary School

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 201-219

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: 27000

Order Duration: 2005 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Monitoring

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits