Case: EEOC v. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company of Texas

1:02-cv-00134 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Filed Date: Feb. 27, 2002

Closed Date: April 7, 2007

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Case Summary

In February 2002, the San Antonio District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company of Texas in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas alleging violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 ("ADEA"). Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant failed to hire applicants within the class of individuals protected under the ADEA, individuals age forty and older, who were qualified for its management trainee positions i…

In February 2002, the San Antonio District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company of Texas in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas alleging violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 ("ADEA"). Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant failed to hire applicants within the class of individuals protected under the ADEA, individuals age forty and older, who were qualified for its management trainee positions in its Austin, TX area facilities because of their age. After several scheduling orders, the parties settled in April 2003 through a consent decree.

The four-year decree, containing a non-discrimination clause, required the defendant to: post an ADEA notice, provide ADEA training for its managers involved in recruiting and hiring for its management trainee positions, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, perform an annual audit, and pay $160,000. In addition, the defendant agreed to set a goal of hiring five qualified individuals from the protected age class to fill available management trainee positions in the Austin metropolitan area each year.

The decree was entered in 2003 and scheduled to last 2007. No further docket entries exist, so the case is closed.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (6/29/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:02-cv-00134

Docket (PACER)

Equal Employment Opp v. Enterprise Texas

April 7, 2003

April 7, 2003

Docket
1

1:02-cv-00134

Complaint

Feb. 27, 2002

Feb. 27, 2002

Complaint
18

1:02-cv-00134

Consent Decree

April 7, 2003

April 7, 2003

Settlement Agreement

EEOC Litigation Settlement Report (April 2003)

No Court

April 30, 2003

April 30, 2003

Press Release

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 11, 2022, 3:15 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

Case assigned to Honorable Sam Sparks (fe) (Entered: 02/28/2002)

Feb. 27, 2002

Feb. 27, 2002

1

Complaint filed. Filing Fee: $ waived (Pages: 4) (fe) (Entered: 03/01/2002)

Feb. 27, 2002

Feb. 27, 2002

Letter sent to atty Harwin re: non-admission status; UPDATE 3/7/02 - atty Harwin was admitted 10/15/90; database corrected (fe) Modified on 03/07/2002 (Entered: 03/01/2002)

March 1, 2002

March 1, 2002

Court file sent to Judge Sparks (fe) (Entered: 03/01/2002)

March 1, 2002

March 1, 2002

2

Waiver of Service by Enterprise Texas (signed by Anne Leavens); Notice and Request Mailed on 3/1/02 ; Answer due on 4/30/02 for Enterprise Texas (td) (Entered: 04/02/2002)

March 29, 2002

March 29, 2002

3

Waiver of Service by Enterprise Texas (signed by Richard T. Janicki); Notice and Request Mailed on 3/1/02; Answer due on 4/30/02 for Enterprise Texas (td) (Entered: 04/02/2002)

March 29, 2002

March 29, 2002

4

Joint motion by Equal Employment Opp, Enterprise Texas to extend time to answer: added attorney James H. Kizziar, Jr., Laura M. Merritt for Enterprise Texas (mc2) Modified on 06/12/2002 (Entered: 05/01/2002)

April 30, 2002

April 30, 2002

6

Joint motion by Equal Employment Opp, Enterprise Texas to extend time - for extension of deadlines pursuant to FRCP 16 & 26 & Local Rule CV-16(c) (mc2) (Entered: 06/19/2002)

June 19, 2002

June 19, 2002

7

Order denying joint motion to extend time - for extension of deadlines pursuant to FRCP 16 & 26 & Local Rule CV-16(c) [6-1]. (Noticed 6/25/02.) (mc2) (Entered: 06/25/2002)

June 24, 2002

June 24, 2002

8

Joint motion by Equal Employment Opp, Enterprise Texas for clarification regarding Court's 6/24/02 Order denying joint motion for extension of deadlines pursuant to FRCP 16 & 26 & Local Rule CV-16(C) (mc2) (Entered: 06/26/2002)

June 25, 2002

June 25, 2002

9

Order ranting joint motion for clarification regarding Court's 6/24/02 Order denying joint motion for extension of deadlines pursuant to FRCP 16 & 26 & Local Rule CV-16(C) [8-1] setting answer due for 8/2/02 for Enterprise Texas , and that parties present a scheduling order by 8/30/02. (Noticed 7/1/02.) (mc2) (Entered: 07/01/2002)

June 28, 2002

June 28, 2002

10

Answer by Enterprise Texas (mc2) (Entered: 08/01/2002)

Aug. 1, 2002

Aug. 1, 2002

11

Recommendations for scheduling order by Equal Employment Opp, Enterprise Texas (mc2) (Entered: 09/03/2002)

Aug. 30, 2002

Aug. 30, 2002

12

Scheduling order setting Joining of parties, amending of pleadings on 12/3/02 Deadline for filing of all motions 7/5/03 Discovery cutoff 6/20/03 ; Docket Call set for 11:00 8/1/03 ; Alternate Dispute Resolution Report due by 10/18/02. (Noticed 9/5/02.) (mc2) (Entered: 09/05/2002)

Sept. 5, 2002

Sept. 5, 2002

13

Joint Alternate Dispute Resolution Report filed by Equal Employment Opp, Enterprise Texas, Partys do not agree to Alternate Dispute Resolution at this time (fe) (Entered: 10/21/2002)

Oct. 18, 2002

Oct. 18, 2002

14

Joint Motion by Equal Employment Opp, Enterprise Texas to place in abeyance all pending scheduling order deadlines (fe) (Entered: 01/13/2003)

Jan. 10, 2003

Jan. 10, 2003

15

Order granting motion to place in abeyance all pending scheduling order deadlines [14-1]; for 45 days after the entry of this Order signed by Honorable Sam Sparks (fe) (Entered: 01/16/2003)

Jan. 15, 2003

Jan. 15, 2003

16

Joint Advisory to the court filed by Pltf Equal Employment Opp, and Dft Enterprise Texas regarding settlement (tdk) (Entered: 02/24/2003)

Feb. 21, 2003

Feb. 21, 2003

17

Order abating discovery and pre-trial deadlines until 4/30/03; signed by Honorable Sam Sparks (fe) (Entered: 03/06/2003)

March 4, 2003

March 4, 2003

Notice of filing Consent Decree by Equal Employment Opp, Enterprise Texas forwarded to Judge Sparks (fe) (Entered: 04/02/2003)

April 1, 2003

April 1, 2003

18

Consent Decree signed by Honorable Sam Sparks (Pages: 18) (fe) (Entered: 04/08/2003)

April 7, 2003

April 7, 2003

Case closed (fe) (Entered: 04/08/2003)

April 7, 2003

April 7, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 27, 2002

Closing Date: April 7, 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

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company of Texas (Austin, TX), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.

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: 160000

Order Duration: 2003 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Auditing

Monitoring

Goals (e.g., for hiring, admissions)

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits