Case: EEOC v. Six Continents Hotels

4:03-cv-04041 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 2003

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Houston office filed this suit on September 30, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. The complaint alleged that defendant Six Continents Hotels Inc. violated Title VII and the Equal Pay Act. The defendant answered the complaint on December 8, 2003. On January 21, 2004 the court referred the case to mediation. On June 23, 2004 the court entered a final judgment based on the parties agreement. The defendant agreed to pay the complainant …

The EEOC's Houston office filed this suit on September 30, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. The complaint alleged that defendant Six Continents Hotels Inc. violated Title VII and the Equal Pay Act. The defendant answered the complaint on December 8, 2003. On January 21, 2004 the court referred the case to mediation. On June 23, 2004 the court entered a final judgment based on the parties agreement. The defendant agreed to pay the complainant and three other female employees a total of $32,500. The defendant also agreed to post notice of EEO rights, provide two of the complainants positive letters of recommendation, and provide training for its employees. Specifically, the defendant agreed to ensure that its current general manager would attend all training sessions while he remained employed with defendant.

The decree was entered in 2004 and scheduled to last 2007. No further docket entries exist, so the case is closed.

Summary Authors

William Burns (11/2/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:03-cv-04041

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Six Continents Hotel

June 23, 2004

June 23, 2004

Docket
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Memorandum and Order Regarding Discovery Motions, Motions for Summary Judgment, and Analogous Motions to Dismiss

EEOC v. Six Continents Hotel

Oct. 15, 2003

Oct. 15, 2003

Order/Opinion
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Final Judgment

EEOC v. Six Continents Hotel

June 24, 2004

June 24, 2004

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 5, 2022, 3:20 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT by EEOC filed; (bchurchill) (Entered: 10/06/2003)

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

2

Order setting Initial Pretrial and Scheduling Conference on 1:30 1/16/04 before Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore and Order to Disclose Interested Persons, filed. ( Signed by Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore ) Parties notified. (bchurchill) (Entered: 10/06/2003)

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

3

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT by EEOC amending [1-1] complaint , filed. (khightower) (Entered: 10/09/2003)

Oct. 7, 2003

Oct. 7, 2003

4

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER re: discovery motions, motions for summary judgment and analogous motions to dismiss, entered. Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore ) (ljackson) (Entered: 10/15/2003)

Oct. 14, 2003

Oct. 14, 2003

5

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by EEOC , filed. (psmith) (Entered: 11/11/2003)

Nov. 10, 2003

Nov. 10, 2003

6

ANSWER by Six Continents Hotel (Added attorney Theodore Douglas Meyer) to Pltf's first amended original complaint, filed.; jury demand (sjones) (Entered: 12/09/2003)

Dec. 8, 2003

Dec. 8, 2003

7

JOINT DISCOVERY/Case Management Plan by EEOC, Six Continents Hotel , filed. (sjones) (Entered: 01/06/2004)

Jan. 2, 2004

Jan. 2, 2004

8

AMENDED NOTICE of attorney appearance for Six Continents Hotel by Ruthie Nelson White, filed (psmith) (Entered: 01/14/2004)

Jan. 7, 2004

Jan. 7, 2004

9

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by Six Continents Hotel , filed. (psmith) (Entered: 01/14/2004)

Jan. 9, 2004

Jan. 9, 2004

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Minute entry: Rule 16 Scheduling held. Apps: K.Boutchee f/Pltf, R.White f/Deft. terminated deadlines , parties to call w/name of mediator due 1/21/04 , Parties to attend w/in 60 days.Mediation deadline is 3/16/04; Scheduling Order entered. Parties to attend mediation. Order to follow. Ct Reporter: Stephanie Carlisle . (sjones) (Entered: 01/21/2004)

Jan. 16, 2004

Jan. 16, 2004

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SCHEDULING ORDER, setting Amending of pleadings 4/1/04 ; Joining of parties 4/1/04 ; Pltf expert witness list submitted by 6/30/04 ; Deft expert witness list submitted by 7/30/04 ; Discovery cutoff 10/30/04 ; Deadline for filing all dispositive motions 11/30/04 ; Deadline for filing non-dispositive motions 11/30/04 ;Joint Pretrial order to be submitted on or before 2/18/05 Pltf; 2/16/05-Deft; Docket call deadline 1:30 2/25/05 ; before Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore , entered. Parties notified. Trial Term: 5 days/March 2005;Jury. (Signed by Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore ) (sjones) (Entered: 01/22/2004)

Jan. 20, 2004

Jan. 20, 2004

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ORDER referring case to Mediation, entered. Parties ntfd. Nancy L Huston is added as mediator ( signed by Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore ) (rkonieczny) (Entered: 01/23/2004)

Jan. 21, 2004

Jan. 21, 2004

Rec'd and fwd to CRD: Proposed Final Judgment (sjones) (Entered: 06/22/2004)

June 21, 2004

June 21, 2004

Case closed (sjones) (Entered: 06/24/2004)

June 23, 2004

June 23, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2003

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

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Six Continents Hotels Inc, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)

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: 32500

Order Duration: 2004 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Neutral/Positive Reference

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits