Case: EEOC v. THE PARKER GROUP, INC

2:98-cv-01045 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

Filed Date: April 29, 1998

Closed Date: 1999

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Case Summary

On April 29, 1998, the Washington DC and Birmingham offices of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII against The Parker Group, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the rights of the complainant by discriminating on the basis of race when handing out assignments to their employees. On August 28, 1998, the complainant intervened as a private party in the lawsuit, and on July …

On April 29, 1998, the Washington DC and Birmingham offices of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII against The Parker Group, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the rights of the complainant by discriminating on the basis of race when handing out assignments to their employees.

On August 28, 1998, the complainant intervened as a private party in the lawsuit, and on July 22, 1999, the EEOC settled with the defendants during mediation. On August 10, 1999, the court approved a consent decree, and on September 1, 1999, the court dismissed the case with prejudice, resolving all private party claims. Under the terms of the consent decree, the defendants agreed to pay $10,000 in damages to the complainant in this lawsuit, as well as another $32,000 in compensatory damages to a class of plaintiffs that the EEOC would later specify. All other claims made by the complainant in this lawsuit against the defendant were to be settled separately. In addition, the defendant agreed to pay the costs of the mediation process, except for the $2000 in mediation costs paid by the EEOC. The defendants were also enjoined from discriminating or retaliating against employees who reported discrimination in the workplace, and within 90 days of the consent decree, and at least annually in the 3 years following the decree, the defendants were to hold training sessions for management, supervisors, and hourly employees regarding methods of preventing discrimination in the workplace. All attendees at the anti-discrimination training sessions were to sign a roster to document their attendance. Within 120 days of the consent decree, the defendants were required to provide the EEOC with evidence that they had complied with the anti-discrimination training portion of the consent decree.

The consent decree further specified that any further claims that the complainant had against the defendants were to be settled separately, but we have no further information on further pursuit of claims by the complainant.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (2/18/2008)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:98-cv-01045

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Parker Group, Inc.

Sept. 1, 1999

Sept. 1, 1999

Docket
9

2:98-cv-01045

[Order Approving] Motion to Intervene

EEOC v. Parker Group, Inc.

Sept. 14, 1998

Sept. 14, 1998

Order/Opinion
26

2:98-cv-01045

Order [Dismissing Case]

EEOC v. Parker Group, Inc.

July 26, 1999

July 26, 1999

Order/Opinion
28

2:98-cv-01045

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Parker Group, Inc.

Aug. 10, 1999

Aug. 10, 1999

Settlement Agreement
31

2:98-cv-01045

Order

EEOC v. Parker Group, Inc.

Sept. 1, 1999

Sept. 1, 1999

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 7, 2022, 3:24 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed, amount paid $ 150, receipt # (TLM) (Entered: 05/01/1998)

April 29, 1998

April 29, 1998

SUMMONS and complaint issued del to USM (Former Employee) (Entered: 05/07/1998)

May 7, 1998

May 7, 1998

SUMMONS and complaint issued del to pla (TLM) (Entered: 05/12/1998)

May 11, 1998

May 11, 1998

2

Summons and Complaint returned unexecuted: upon defendant Parker Group Inc filed (TLM) (Entered: 05/12/1998)

May 12, 1998

May 12, 1998

3

SUMMONS and complaint returned executed: upon defendant Parker Group Inc on 5/13/98 filed (TLM) (Entered: 05/27/1998)

May 26, 1998

May 26, 1998

4

ANSWER by defendant Parker Group Inc w/appear by atty(s) Stephen A Strickland filed cs (KAM) (Entered: 05/29/1998)

May 28, 1998

May 28, 1998

DOCKET modification (utility event) form 35 (KAM) (Entered: 05/29/1998)

May 28, 1998

May 28, 1998

5

ANSWER by defendant Parker Group Inc w/appear by atty(s) filed cs (TLM) (Entered: 08/04/1998)

July 31, 1998

July 31, 1998

7

ORDER scheduling that ;discovery cutoff 6/15/99 by Chief Judge Sam C. Pointer Jr entered cm (KAM) (Entered: 08/11/1998)

Aug. 11, 1998

Aug. 11, 1998

8

MOTION by intervenor-plaintiff Shalanda Hall to intervene filed cs (TLM) (Entered: 08/31/1998)

Aug. 28, 1998

Aug. 28, 1998

9

8 - ORDER granting motion to intervene [8-1] ( by Chief Judge Sam C. Pointer Jr ) entered cm (TLM) (Entered: 09/17/1998)

Sept. 14, 1998

Sept. 14, 1998

10

NOTICE of reassignment Case reassigned to Judge Inge P. Johnson cm (TLM) (Entered: 10/17/1998)

Oct. 17, 1998

Oct. 17, 1998

11

MOTION by defendant Parker Group Inc to amend answer filed cs (ASL) (Entered: 01/21/1999)

Jan. 20, 1999

Jan. 20, 1999

12

11 - ORDER granting motion to amend answer [11-1] ( by Judge Inge P. Johnson ) entered cm (BST) (Entered: 01/21/1999)

Jan. 21, 1999

Jan. 21, 1999

13

ANSWER (second amended) by defendant Parker Group Inc filed cs (ASL) (Entered: 01/28/1999)

Jan. 22, 1999

Jan. 22, 1999

14

MOTION by defendant Parker Group Inc for leave to amend the answer filed cs (BST) (Entered: 03/03/1999)

March 2, 1999

March 2, 1999

15

14 - ORDER granting motion for leave to amend the answer [14-1] ( by Judge Inge P. Johnson ) entered cm (BST) (Entered: 03/04/1999)

March 3, 1999

March 3, 1999

16

ANSWER (AMENDED) by defendant Parker Group Inc filed cs (BST) (Entered: 03/04/1999)

March 4, 1999

March 4, 1999

17

ORDER Pretrial Conf set for 11:00 8/30/99 ; Jury trial set for 9:00 9/7/99 filed ( by Judge Inge P. Johnson ) cm (BST) (Entered: 03/12/1999)

March 12, 1999

March 12, 1999

18

MOTION by plaintiff, defendant, intervenor-plaintiff to extend discovery three months filed cs (BST) (Entered: 05/12/1999)

May 11, 1999

May 11, 1999

19

18 - ORDER granting motion to extend discovery three months [18-1] ( by Judge Inge P. Johnson ) entered cm (ASL) (Entered: 05/14/1999)

May 12, 1999

May 12, 1999

20

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC to exclude opinion & testimony of dft's designated expert filed w/exh att cs (ASL) (Entered: 05/24/1999)

May 21, 1999

May 21, 1999

21

ORDER ; Jury trial reset for 9:00 a.m. on 12/6/99 in Birmingham, AL filed ( by Judge Inge P. Johnson ) cm (ASL) (Entered: 06/01/1999)

June 1, 1999

June 1, 1999

22

20 - ORDER that a motion hearing set for 3:30 6/10/99 on pla's motion to exclude opinion and testimony of dft's expert ( by Judge Inge P. Johnson ) entered cm (CJV) (Entered: 06/04/1999)

June 3, 1999

June 3, 1999

23

MOTION by defendant Parker Group Inc for order to suspend time to respond to pla EEOC's motion & brief concerning the dft's expert filed cs (ASL) (Entered: 06/08/1999)

June 4, 1999

June 4, 1999

25

Report of Mediator Kenneth Simon that case settled cs (SMH) (Entered: 07/23/1999)

July 22, 1999

July 22, 1999

26

ORDER dismissing case without prej; court retains jurisdiction for purpose of enforcing settlement agreement; parties shall submit formal stipulation of dismissal filed ( by Judge Inge P. Johnson ) cm (ASL) (Entered: 07/26/1999)

July 26, 1999

July 26, 1999

27

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC for order to approve distribution of the funds filed w/exh A att (request w/i motion for exhibit A to be placed under seal) EXHIBIT A placed UNDER SEAL pursuant to doc #29 cs (ASL) Modified on 08/11/1999 (Entered: 08/10/1999)

Aug. 9, 1999

Aug. 9, 1999

28

ORDER (CONSENT DECREE) EEOC & TPG each will be responsible for their own atty's fees & costs, except EEOC will be responsible for Mediator's fee up to $2,000.00, any amt over will be pd by TPG & other guidelines as set out in this order filed w/exh A & B att (by Judge Inge P. Johnson ) cm (ASL) (Entered: 08/10/1999)

Aug. 10, 1999

Aug. 10, 1999

29

ORDER granting motion for order to approve distribution of the funds [27-1]; distribution of funds as requested in EEOC's Exhibit A is APPROVED; EEOC's Exhibit A is ordered to be placed under seal until 3/15/00 filed ( by Judge Inge P. Johnson ) cm (ASL) (Entered: 08/11/1999)

Aug. 11, 1999

Aug. 11, 1999

30

STIPULATION of dismissal by the parties filed with prejudice as to all claims, costs taxed as paid (ASL) (Entered: 08/30/1999)

Aug. 30, 1999

Aug. 30, 1999

31

ORDER granting stipulation [30-1] dismissing case with prejudice as to all claims, costs taxed as paid filed ( by Judge Inge P. Johnson ) cm (ASL) (Entered: 09/01/1999)

Sept. 1, 1999

Sept. 1, 1999

Case Details

State / Territory: Alabama

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 29, 1998

Closing Date: 1999

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: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Parker Group, Inc. (Birmingham), 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

Order Duration: 1999 - 2002

Content of Injunction:

Neutral/Positive Reference

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

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

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit