Case: EEOC v. SUNWEST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

2:06-cv-02284 | U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

Filed Date: Sept. 22, 2006

Closed Date: Dec. 12, 2009

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Case Summary

In September 2006, the Phoenix Office of the EEOC brought a suit against Sunwest Federal Credit Union in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. The suit alleged a violation of Title VII in the form of sex discrimination and retaliation. Specifically, the defendant allegedly subjected a class of female employees, including the charging party, to sexual, gender-based harassment. When the charging party objected to this treatment, she was allegedly disciplined, threatened, and subjec…

In September 2006, the Phoenix Office of the EEOC brought a suit against Sunwest Federal Credit Union in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. The suit alleged a violation of Title VII in the form of sex discrimination and retaliation. Specifically, the defendant allegedly subjected a class of female employees, including the charging party, to sexual, gender-based harassment. When the charging party objected to this treatment, she was allegedly disciplined, threatened, and subjected to further harassment. Eventually, she was discharged.

One of the charging parties intervened in the case as a plaintiff. In December 2007, the case was resolved by a consent decree. The defendant was ordered to pay a total of $250,000. The consent decree also included a variety of injunctive relief, specifying in some detail an anti-discrimination policy, a training program, and a grievance procedure that the defendant must implement. The decree was to last for two years. The docket sheet shows that no further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (5/14/2008)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:06-cv-02284

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Sunwest Federal Credit Union

Dec. 12, 2007

Dec. 12, 2007

Docket
1

2:06-cv-02284

Complaint

EEOC v. Sunwest Federal Credit Union

Sept. 22, 2006

Sept. 22, 2006

Complaint
13

2:06-cv-02284

Plaintiff-Intervener's Complaint

Wight v. Sunwest Federal Credit Union

Nov. 29, 2006

Nov. 29, 2006

Complaint
51

2:06-cv-02284

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Sunwest Federal Credit Union

Dec. 12, 2007

Dec. 12, 2007

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4132163/equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-sunwest-federal-credit-union/

Last updated Aug. 15, 2022, 3:20 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT, filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Marshall, Michelle) (Entered: 09/22/2006)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Sept. 22, 2006

Sept. 22, 2006

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2

This case has been assigned to the Honorable Susan R. Bolton. All future pleadings or documents should bear the correct case number: CV06-2284-PHX-SRB. Notice of Availability of Magistrate Judge to Exercise Jurisdiction form attached. (HIH) (Entered: 09/25/2006)

Sept. 22, 2006

Sept. 22, 2006

PACER
3

Summons Issued as to Sunwest Federal Credit Union. (HIH) (Entered: 09/25/2006)

Sept. 25, 2006

Sept. 25, 2006

PACER
4

NOTICE of Appearance by Dawn Christel Valdivia on behalf of Sunwest Federal Credit Union (Valdivia, Dawn) Modified on 11/8/2006 (LSP) DOCUMENT IS UNSIGNED, ATTORNEY NOTICED TO REFILE. (Entered: 11/07/2006)

Nov. 7, 2006

Nov. 7, 2006

PACER
5

STIPULATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO ANSWER COMPLAINT or Otherwise Defend by Sunwest Federal Credit Union. (Valdivia, Dawn) (Entered: 11/08/2006)

Nov. 8, 2006

Nov. 8, 2006

PACER
6

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Sunwest Federal Credit Union served on 11/1/2006, answer due 11/21/2006. (Marshall, Michelle) (Entered: 11/08/2006)

Nov. 8, 2006

Nov. 8, 2006

PACER
7

NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCY re 4 Notice of Appearance filed by Sunwest Federal Credit Union. Description of deficiency: Document does not contain a signature. (LSP) (Entered: 11/08/2006)

Nov. 8, 2006

Nov. 8, 2006

PACER
8

NOTICE of Appearance by Dawn Christel Valdivia on behalf of Sunwest Federal Credit Union (Valdivia, Dawn) (Entered: 11/08/2006)

Nov. 8, 2006

Nov. 8, 2006

PACER
9

ORDER re 5 STIPULATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO ANSWER COMPLAINT < That dft may have an extension of time until 11/27/06, in which to file its answer or otherwise defend this action. Sunwest Federal Credit Union answer due 11/27/2006. Signed by Judge Susan R Bolton on 11/13/06. (KMG, ) (Entered: 11/13/2006)

Nov. 13, 2006

Nov. 13, 2006

PACER
10

NOTICE of Appearance by Dawn Christel Valdivia on behalf of Sunwest Federal Credit Union (Valdivia, Dawn) (Entered: 11/27/2006)

Nov. 27, 2006

Nov. 27, 2006

PACER
11

STIPULATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO ANSWER COMPLAINT or Otherwise Defend by Sunwest Federal Credit Union. (Valdivia, Dawn) (Entered: 11/27/2006)

Nov. 27, 2006

Nov. 27, 2006

PACER
12

ORDER that Dft may have an extension of time until January 17, 2007, in which to file its answer or otherwise defend this action. Sunwest Federal Credit Union answer due 1/17/2007. Signed by Judge Susan R Bolton on 11/28/06. (KMG, ) (Entered: 11/28/2006)

Nov. 28, 2006

Nov. 28, 2006

PACER
13

MOTION to Intervene as a Plaintiff by Daniel L. Bonnett. (Attachments: # 1)(Bonnett, Daniel) Modified on 11/30/2006 (TLJ). DOCUMENT FILED WITH INCORRECT CASE CAPTION. (Entered: 11/29/2006)

Nov. 29, 2006

Nov. 29, 2006

PACER
14

NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCY re 13 MOTION to Intervene as a Plaintiff filed by Daniel L. Bonnett. Description of deficiency: Incorrect case caption. (TLJ) (Entered: 11/30/2006)

Nov. 30, 2006

Nov. 30, 2006

PACER
15

STIPULATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO ANSWER COMPLAINT by Sunwest Federal Credit Union. (Valdivia, Dawn) (Entered: 12/12/2006)

Dec. 12, 2006

Dec. 12, 2006

PACER
16

ORDER granting stipulation to extend time for dft to answer or otherwise defend this action; ORDERED that dft may have an extension of time until 1/26/07 in which to file its answer or otherwise defend this action. Signed by Judge Susan R Bolton on 12/13/2006. (LAD, ) (Entered: 12/13/2006)

Dec. 13, 2006

Dec. 13, 2006

PACER
17

Notice re No Opposition to Motion to Intervene Filed by Marlene Wight by Sunwest Federal Credit Union (Valdivia, Dawn) (Entered: 12/18/2006)

Dec. 18, 2006

Dec. 18, 2006

PACER
18

ORDER granting Marlene Wight's 13 Motion to Intervene as a pla in this action to pursue her claims against dft, Sunwest Federal Credit Union. Signed by Judge Susan R Bolton on 12/21/2006.(LAD) (Entered: 12/21/2006)

Dec. 21, 2006

Dec. 21, 2006

PACER
19

STIPULATION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Defend by Sunwest Federal Credit Union. (Valdivia, Dawn) (Entered: 01/04/2007)

Jan. 4, 2007

Jan. 4, 2007

PACER
20

Notice re Law Firm Name Change by Sunwest Federal Credit Union (Jones, Robert) (Entered: 01/05/2007)

Jan. 5, 2007

Jan. 5, 2007

PACER
21

ORDER granting 19 STIPULATION; ORDERED that dft may have an extension of time until 1/26/07 in which to file its answer or otherwise defend this action. Signed by Judge Susan R Bolton on 1/5/2007. (LAD, ) (Entered: 01/05/2007)

Jan. 5, 2007

Jan. 5, 2007

PACER
22

ANSWER to Complaint of Plaintiff-Intervener by Sunwest Federal Credit Union.(Rader, Deanna) (Entered: 01/26/2007)

Jan. 26, 2007

Jan. 26, 2007

PACER
23

ANSWER to Complaint of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Sunwest Federal Credit Union.(Rader, Deanna) (Entered: 01/26/2007)

Jan. 26, 2007

Jan. 26, 2007

PACER
24

ORDER: Scheduling Conference set for 3/26/2007 11:00 AM before Judge Susan R Bolton. Signed by Judge Susan R Bolton on 2/12/2007. (LAD) (Entered: 02/12/2007)

Feb. 12, 2007

Feb. 12, 2007

PACER
25

Notice re Notice of Service by Sunwest Federal Credit Union (Rader, Deanna) (Entered: 03/14/2007)

March 14, 2007

March 14, 2007

PACER
26

REPORT re: Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting by Sunwest Federal Credit Union. (Rader, Deanna) (Entered: 03/20/2007)

March 20, 2007

March 20, 2007

PACER
27

Minute Entry. Proceedings held before Judge Susan R Bolton: Scheduling Conference held on 3/26/07. (Court Reporter Kim Moll)(MAW) (Entered: 03/27/2007)

March 26, 2007

March 26, 2007

PACER
28

SCHEDULING ORDER: Discovery due by 12/31/2007,Dispositive motions due by 2/15/2008,Proposed Pretrial Order due by 6/16/2008, Final Pretrial Conference set for 6/23/2008 09:30 AM before Judge Susan R Bolton, Jury Trial set for 7/8/2008 09:00 AM before Judge Susan R Bolton. Signed by Judge Susan R Bolton on 3/27/2007. (LAD) (Entered: 03/27/2007)

March 27, 2007

March 27, 2007

PACER
29

Notice re Service of Plaintiff-Intervener's Initial Disclosures by Marlene Wight (Bonnett, Daniel) (Entered: 03/30/2007)

March 30, 2007

March 30, 2007

PACER
30

Notice re Service of Intitial Rule 26(a)(1) Disclosures by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Marshall, Michelle) (Entered: 03/30/2007)

March 30, 2007

March 30, 2007

PACER
31

Notice re Notice of Service for Initial Rule 26(a)(1) Disclosure Statement by Sunwest Federal Credit Union (Rader, Deanna) (Entered: 03/30/2007)

March 30, 2007

March 30, 2007

PACER
32

Notice re Service of Response to First Request for Documents by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Marshall, Michelle) (Entered: 04/18/2007)

April 18, 2007

April 18, 2007

PACER
33

MOTION in Limine re: To Exclude Evidence of Economic Damages by Sunwest Federal Credit Union. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits 1-3)(Rader, Deanna) (Entered: 04/30/2007)

1 Exhibit Exhibits 1-3

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April 30, 2007

April 30, 2007

PACER
34

ORDER denying 33 Defendant's Motion in Limine to Exclude Evidence of Economic Damages without prejudice as premature.The Court will not be considering what evidence will be admissible at trial until the issues remaining for trial are determined. Signed by Judge Susan R Bolton on 5/3/07.(MAW) (Entered: 05/03/2007)

May 3, 2007

May 3, 2007

PACER
35

Notice re Service of Second Set of Requests for Production by Sunwest Federal Credit Union (Rader, Deanna) (Entered: 05/08/2007)

May 8, 2007

May 8, 2007

PACER
36

Notice re Service of First Set of Requests for Production to Plaintiff-Intervener Marlene Wight by Sunwest Federal Credit Union (Rader, Deanna) (Entered: 05/10/2007)

May 10, 2007

May 10, 2007

PACER
37

Notice re Service of First Discovery Requests by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Marshall, Michelle) (Entered: 05/15/2007)

May 15, 2007

May 15, 2007

PACER
38

NOTICE OF ERRATA re Answer 23 by Sunwest Federal Credit Union (Valdivia, Dawn) Modified on 6/8/2007 (LAD). INCORRECT EVENT SELECTED. THIS ENTRY HAS BEEN MODIFIED FROM NOTICE TO NOTICE OF ERRATA. (Entered: 06/07/2007)

June 7, 2007

June 7, 2007

PACER
39

NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCY re 38 Other Notice filed by Sunwest Federal Credit Union. Description of deficiency: Incorrrect document type selected. Do not refile. See attached for details. (LAD) (Entered: 06/08/2007)

June 8, 2007

June 8, 2007

PACER
40

Notice re Notice of Service of Discovery by Sunwest Federal Credit Union (Valdivia, Dawn) (Entered: 06/11/2007)

June 11, 2007

June 11, 2007

PACER
41

Notice re Service of Discovery Responses to Defendant by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Marshall, Michelle) (Entered: 06/20/2007)

June 20, 2007

June 20, 2007

PACER
42

Notice re Notice of Service-Pltfs Resp. to Def. First RFP by Marlene Wight (Bonnett, Daniel) (Entered: 06/22/2007)

June 22, 2007

June 22, 2007

PACER
43

NOTICE of Deposition of Marlene Wight, filed by Sunwest Federal Credit Union. (Valdivia, Dawn) (Entered: 07/10/2007)

July 10, 2007

July 10, 2007

PACER
44

Notice re Service of Discovery Response by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Marshall, Michelle) (Entered: 07/18/2007)

July 18, 2007

July 18, 2007

PACER
45

Notice re of Service of Defendant's First Supplemental Responses to EEOC's First Set of Request for Production by Sunwest Federal Credit Union (Valdivia, Dawn) (Entered: 07/19/2007)

July 19, 2007

July 19, 2007

PACER
46

Notice re Service for First Supplemental Disclosure Statement by Sunwest Federal Credit Union (Valdivia, Dawn) (Entered: 07/24/2007)

July 24, 2007

July 24, 2007

PACER
47

STIPULATION For Extension of Time to Disclose Expert Witnesses by Sunwest Federal Credit Union. (Rader, Deanna) (Entered: 08/02/2007)

Aug. 2, 2007

Aug. 2, 2007

PACER
48

ORDER re 47 STIPULATION For Extension of Time to Disclose Expert Witnesses - that the deadline for disclosure of expert witnesses is extended from August 3, 2007 to October 5, 2007. FURTHER ORDERED that the deadline for disclosure of rebuttal expert witnesses is extended from October 5, 2007 to November 16, 2007. Signed by Judge Susan R Bolton on 8/3/07. (KMG) (Entered: 08/03/2007)

Aug. 3, 2007

Aug. 3, 2007

PACER
49

Notice re Service of Discovery by Sunwest Federal Credit Union (Valdivia, Dawn) (Entered: 08/10/2007)

Aug. 10, 2007

Aug. 10, 2007

PACER
50

Joint MOTION to Approve Consent Judgment by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Decree)(Marshall, Michelle) (Entered: 12/10/2007)

1 Consent Decree

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Dec. 10, 2007

Dec. 10, 2007

PACER
51

CONSENT DECREE that dft, and its officers, et al are permanently enjoined for the duration of the decree. Judgment is entered for plaintiff and class member for $250,000.00. Parties to bear their own attorney fees and costs. See order for other relief.. Signed by Judge Susan R Bolton on 12/11/07. (DMT, ) (Entered: 12/12/2007)

Dec. 12, 2007

Dec. 12, 2007

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Case Details

State / Territory: Arizona

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 22, 2006

Closing Date: Dec. 12, 2009

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

Sunwest Federal Credit Union (Phoenix), Private Entity/Person

Sunwest Federal Credit Union (Phoenix), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

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: 250000

Order Duration: 2007 - 2009

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Expungement of Employment Record

Neutral/Positive Reference

Retaliation Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Monitoring

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discipline

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

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

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit