Case: EEOC v. LABOR READY, INC.

2:03-cv-02359 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Filed Date: May 20, 2003

Closed Date: Aug. 31, 2004

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Case Summary

The Memphis District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, against Labor Ready, Inc. The complaint, filed in May 2003, alleged race discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that Defendant had failed to promote African American employees to management positions, retaliated against certain employees for opposing such employment practices and constructively discharged an employee. We do not have access to the actual complaint in this case, so the information on its allegations comes from the settlement agreement.

The parties entered into a settlement agreement in August 2005 which required Defendant to pay a total of $347,500 to 8 charging parties, expunge the employment records of the charging parties, provide employment discrimination training to its supervisory employees and post a notice of its non-discrimination policy at its facility.

Summary Authors

Shankar Viswanathan (6/28/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Pham, Tu M. (Tennessee)

Judge(s)

Pham, Tu M. (Tennessee)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:03-cv-02359

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Labor Ready, Inc.

Aug. 31, 2004

Aug. 31, 2004

Docket
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2:03-cv-02359

Settlement Agreement

EEOC vs. Labor Ready, Inc.

Aug. 5, 2004

Aug. 5, 2004

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 11, 2022, 3:04 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT (Summons(es) NOT issued) Receipt #: wv; Filing fee wv (JML) (Entered: 05/22/2003)

May 20, 2003

May 20, 2003

2

SETTING LETTER ; scheduling conference set for 11:00 7/16/03, before Mag Judge Pham (EHG) Modified on 06/05/2003 (Entered: 06/05/2003)

June 4, 2003

June 4, 2003

3

SETTING LETTER ; scheduling conference set for 11:00 7/30/03, before Mag Judge Pham (EHG) (Entered: 06/13/2003)

June 12, 2003

June 12, 2003

4

REPORT OF PARTIES' PLANNING MEETING/RULE 26 Disclosures by EEOC, Labor Ready, Inc. (EHG) (Entered: 07/18/2003)

July 17, 2003

July 17, 2003

5

ANSWER by defendant Labor Ready, Inc. to [1-1] (EHG) (Entered: 07/21/2003)

July 21, 2003

July 21, 2003

6

MINUTES: ; scheduling conference 7/30/03. Jurisdicitonal issues/other preliminary matters addressed: parties are encouraged to seek mediation/adr. Schedule set as follows: joining parties ddl 8/29/03 amending pleadings ddl set 8/29/03 initial motion to dismiss filing ddl set 10/1/03 discovery ddl set 8/2/04; dispositive/sumjgm motion filing ddl 9/1/04; Jury trial/ptc/pto dates to be set by district judge. Est trial length 6 days. Parties advised the ocurt that discovery will be extensive -case involves 8 claimants. Presiding Judge: Pham PLA Atty: Deidre Smith DFT Atty: J. Gregory Grisham C/R: FTR (EHG) (Entered: 07/31/2003)

July 30, 2003

July 30, 2003

7

SCHEDULING ORDER 16(b) Mag Judge Tu M. Pham ; deadline for joining parties set for 8/29/03 ; deadline for amending pleadings set for 8/29/03 ; motion filing deadline set for 10/1/03 ; discovery deadline set for 8/2/04; filing dispositive motions 9/1/04. (cc: all counsel) (EHG) (Entered: 07/31/2003)

July 31, 2003

July 31, 2003

8

SETTING LETTER : jury trial set for 12/13/04 at 9:00 : pretrial conference set for 11/29/04 at 1:30 : pretrial order deadline set for 11/22/04 at 5:00 (EHG) (Entered: 12/03/2003)

Dec. 2, 2003

Dec. 2, 2003

9

MOTION by defendant Labor Ready, Inc. for extension of time to take deposition of Raymond Terry (EHG) (Entered: 02/10/2004)

Feb. 9, 2004

Feb. 9, 2004

10

MEMORANDUM by defendant Labor Ready, Inc. in support of motion for extension of time to take deposition of Raymond Terry [9-1] w/attachments (EHG) Modified on 02/10/2004 (Entered: 02/10/2004)

Feb. 9, 2004

Feb. 9, 2004

11

CERTIFICATE OF CONSULTATION by defendant Labor Ready, Inc., re motion for extension of time to take deposition of Raymond Terry (EHG) (Entered: 02/10/2004)

Feb. 9, 2004

Feb. 9, 2004

12

RESPONSE in opposition by plaintiff EEOC to motion for extension of time to take deposition of Raymond Terry [9-1] or in the alternative pla's motion for protective order to limit the deposition testimony of Raymond Terry (BAG) (Entered: 03/02/2004)

Feb. 27, 2004

Feb. 27, 2004

13

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff EEOC in opposition to motion for extension of time to take deposition of Raymond Terry [9-1] or in the alternative, pla's motion for protective order to limit the deposition testimony of Raymond Terry (document placed in separate folder) (BAG) (Entered: 03/02/2004)

Feb. 27, 2004

Feb. 27, 2004

14

PROTECTIVE ORDER by Mag Judge Tu M. Pham : ..the Commission's motion is granted in part. Dfts may depose Mr. Terry for a maximum of 2 hrs. (cc: all counsel) (EHG) (Entered: 04/09/2004)

April 9, 2004

April 9, 2004

15

UNOPPOSED MOTION by defendant Labor Ready, Inc. to amend scheduling order to extend time for defendant to make expert disclosure (EHG) (Entered: 04/16/2004)

April 15, 2004

April 15, 2004

16

MEMORANDUM by defendant Labor Ready, Inc. in support of motion to amend scheduling order to extend time for defendant to make expert disclosure [15-1] (EHG) (Entered: 04/16/2004)

April 15, 2004

April 15, 2004

17

CERTIFICATE OF CONSULTATION by defendant Labor Ready, Inc. re motion to extend time to make expert disclosure (EHG) (Entered: 04/16/2004)

April 15, 2004

April 15, 2004

18

ORDER by Mag Judge Tu M. Pham granting motion to amend scheduling order to extend time for defendant to make expert disclosure [15-1] ..up to and including 5/30/04 to disclose expert witnesses. (cc: all counsel) (EHG) (Entered: 04/16/2004)

April 16, 2004

April 16, 2004

19

Defendant's Rule 26(a)(2)(A) & (B) EXPERT DISCLOSURE (jae, ) (Entered: 06/07/2004)

June 1, 2004

June 1, 2004

21

ORDER striking [9] Motion . Signed by Judge Bernice B. Donald. (ehg, ) (Entered: 06/14/2004)

June 14, 2004

June 14, 2004

22

ORDER ADMINISTRATIVELY CLOSING CASE. Signed by Judge Bernice B. Donald. (ehg, ) (Entered: 07/01/2004)

June 30, 2004

June 30, 2004

23

ORDER/SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT..The court has reviewed the terms of the proposed Settlement Agreement in light of the applicable laws and regulations the statements and representations of counsel for all parties, and hereby approves the Settlement Agreement. (Notice attached) . Signed by Judge Bernice B. Donald. (ehg, ) (Entered: 08/05/2004)

Aug. 5, 2004

Aug. 5, 2004

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JUDGMENT IN A CIVIL CASE..in accordance with the provisions as set forth in the Settlement Agreement, entered 8/5/2004, this case is hereby DISMISSED. . Signed by Judge Bernice B. Donald. (ehg, ) (Entered: 09/01/2004)

Aug. 31, 2004

Aug. 31, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 20, 2003

Closing Date: Aug. 31, 2004

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

Labor Ready, 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:

Voluntary Dismissal

Amount Defendant Pays: 347500

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Expungement of Employment Record

Provide antidiscrimination training

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits