Case: EEOC v. RYDER INTEGRATED LOGISTICS

1:04-cv-00195 | U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware

Filed Date: March 31, 2004

Closed Date: Nov. 4, 2004

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Case Summary

In March 2004, the EEOC's Philadelphia office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against Ryder Integrated Logistics, a subsidiary of Ryder Truck Rentals, Inc., and Ryder System, Inc., alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964. Specifically, the EEOC alleged that the defendant, a provider of logistic, warehousing and transportation services worldwide, had created a hostile work environment for six female complainants when a male supervisor made directed offensive sexual comments, sexual advances and solicitations at them. The complainants filed a motion to intervene in April 2004, but the parties proposed a consent decree, in November 2004, that ultimately left the motion to intervene unresolved. The only information available for this summary was the docket, but it is known that the consent decree, at the very least, ordered the defendant to pay $510,000 to the six complainants.

Summary Authors

Tony Friedman (9/17/2007)

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Document

1:04-cv-00195

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Ryder Integrated Logistics, et al

Nov. 4, 2004

Nov. 4, 2004

Docket

1:04-cv-00195

02-cv-00735

02-00409

03-01903

2:03-cv-00570

EEOC Litigation Settlement Report

EEOC v. Ryder Integrated Logistics

No Court

Nov. 30, 2004

Nov. 30, 2004

Press Release

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed. Magistrate Consent Notice to Pltf. Fee waived. (dab) (Entered: 04/01/2004)

March 31, 2004

March 31, 2004

DEMAND for jury trial by Equal Employment (dab) (Entered: 04/01/2004)

March 31, 2004

March 31, 2004

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Ryder (dab) (Entered: 04/01/2004)

March 31, 2004

March 31, 2004

2

CASE assigned to Judge Joseph J. Farnan Jr. . Notice to all parties. (rjb) (Entered: 04/07/2004)

April 7, 2004

April 7, 2004

3

LETTER to Clerk from Douglas McCann re: encl. Amended Complaint and attached as Exh A a "redlined" version of the amended complaint. (afb) (Entered: 04/12/2004)

April 8, 2004

April 8, 2004

4

AMENDED COMPLAINT by Equal Employment , (Answer due 4/19/04 for Ryder, for Ryder Truck Rentals, for Ryder Integrated Log ) amending [1-1] complaint (afb) (Entered: 04/12/2004)

April 8, 2004

April 8, 2004

5

LETTER to Clerk from Willan Franklyn Joseph, Esq. re: encl. Motion to Intervene. (afb) (Entered: 04/20/2004)

April 19, 2004

April 19, 2004

6

MOTION by Anna Gonzalez, Deborah Scott, Marilyn Carhuayal, Inez Walker, Dona Allen, Jane Doe I, Jane Doe II, Jane Doe III with Proposed Order to Intervene as a Matter of Right Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.Pro. 24(a) Answer Brief due 5/3/04 re: [6-1] motion (afb) (Entered: 04/20/2004)

April 19, 2004

April 19, 2004

7

LETTER to Clerk from Jacqueline H. McNair, Regional Attorney re: encl. for recording is the Aff. of Svc. in the above case. (afb) (Entered: 04/20/2004)

April 19, 2004

April 19, 2004

8

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to Mr. Walt Samuels, Location Manager, Ryder, 15 Boulden Circle, New Castle, DE 19720 on 4/8/04 Answer due on 4/28/04 for Ryder System Inc., for Ryder Truck Rentals, for Ryder Integrated Log (afb) (Entered: 04/20/2004)

April 19, 2004

April 19, 2004

9

Response by Equal Employment to Intervenor-Pltfs.' [6-1] motion to Intervene as a Matter of Right Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.Pro. 24(a) (afb) (Entered: 04/27/2004)

April 26, 2004

April 26, 2004

10

MOTION by Equal Employment with Proposed Order for Woody Anglade to Appear Pro Hac Vice re: [10-1] motion (afb) (Entered: 04/30/2004)

April 29, 2004

April 29, 2004

So Ordered granting [10-1] motion for Woody Anglade to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( signed by Judge Joseph J. Farnan Jr. ) Notice to all parties. (afb) (Entered: 05/04/2004)

May 3, 2004

May 3, 2004

11

MOTION by Ryder Integrated Log with Proposed Order for William J. Leahy and Kristine Grady Derewicz to Appear Pro Hac Vice re: [11-1] motion (afb) (Entered: 05/17/2004)

May 14, 2004

May 14, 2004

13

Answer Brief Filed by Ryder Integrated Log, Ryder Truck Rentals, Ryder System Inc. in opp. to pltfs.' [6-1] motion to Intervene as a Matter of Right Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.Pro. 24(a) - Reply Brief due 5/24/04 (afb) (Entered: 05/20/2004)

May 17, 2004

May 17, 2004

So Ordered granting [11-1] motion for William J. Leahy and Kristine Grady Derewicz to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( signed by Judge Joseph J. Farnan Jr. ) Notice to all parties. (afb) (Entered: 05/20/2004)

May 18, 2004

May 18, 2004

14

ORDER (signed by Mag. Judge Thynge) that a telecnf. has been sched. for Thurs. 06/24/04 at 8:30 a.m. copies to: cnsl. (afb) (Entered: 06/14/2004)

June 10, 2004

June 10, 2004

Deadline updated; set Teleconference for 8:30 a.m. on 6/24/04 per DI #14. (afb) (Entered: 06/14/2004)

June 10, 2004

June 10, 2004

15

LETTER to Court from Willan Franklyn Joseph, Esq. on behalf of all the parties requesting referral of these cases to Mag. Mary Pat Thynge. (afb) Modified on 06/21/2004 (Entered: 06/21/2004)

June 21, 2004

June 21, 2004

16

ORDER (signed by Mag. Judge Thynge) re: the parties are second in line for mediation for the dates of 09/02 and 09/13/04 with 09/02 being the preference for the parties. The Court will advise Mr. Joseph on 08/03/04 which of those dates if any would be available for mediation. copies to: cnsl. (afb) (Entered: 06/25/2004)

June 24, 2004

June 24, 2004

17

ORDER, set Mediation Conference for 10:00 a.m. on 9/2/04. Mediation cnf. stmt. ddl. 08/23/04 (signed by Mag. Judge Thynge) copies to: cnsl. (afb) (Entered: 08/02/2004)

July 30, 2004

July 30, 2004

18

LETTER to the Court from Douglas E. McCann re: the parties have entered into a consent decree resolving this matter. Consent Decree is enclosed. (afb) (Entered: 11/02/2004)

Nov. 1, 2004

Nov. 1, 2004

19

Proposed Consent Decree filed by Equal Employment, Ryder Integrated Log, Ryder Truck Rentals, Ryder System Inc. that (1) each pty. shall bear its own expenses, costs and attorneys' fees; (2) the terms of this Decree are and shall be binding; (3) this Consent Decree shall fully and finally resolve all claims which were raised by the EEOC in its Complaint in CA NO. 04-195(JJF); (4) The Consent Decree shall be filed in the USDC for the District of Delaware and shall continue in effect for eighteen months; (5) The Clerk of the District Court is hereby directed to send a copy of this Consent Decree to cnsl. of record. (afb) (Entered: 11/02/2004)

Nov. 1, 2004

Nov. 1, 2004

So Ordered [19-1] Consent Decree ( signed by Judge Joseph J. Farnan Jr. ) Notice to all parties. (afb) (Entered: 11/05/2004)

Nov. 4, 2004

Nov. 4, 2004

Case closed per DI #19. (afb) (Entered: 11/05/2004)

Nov. 4, 2004

Nov. 4, 2004

CASE NO LONGER REFERRED TO Mag. Judge Thynge per DI #19. (afb) (Entered: 11/05/2004)

Nov. 4, 2004

Nov. 4, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: Delaware

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 31, 2004

Closing Date: Nov. 4, 2004

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

Ryder System, Inc. (New Castle), Private Entity/Person

Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. (New Castle), Private Entity/Person

Ryder Integrated Logistics (New Castle), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 510000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2006

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit