Case: EEOC v. SUNLAND, INC.

4:05-cv-00562 | U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

Filed Date: Sept. 21, 2005

Closed Date: June 27, 2011

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Phoenix office filed this suit on September 21, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by subjecting a class of male employees to sexual harassment and retaliation.

The case was settled and a consent decree was entered in June 2006. The defendant agreed to pay $120,000, and the president of the company agreed to apologize in person to the charging parties. The consent decree also required the defendant to refrain from discriminating or retaliating in violation of Title VII, to develop and distribute anti-discrimination policies, and to provide annual EEO training for all of its employees. The decree was to last for five years. The docket sheet shows that no further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2011.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (7/20/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Estrada, Hector C. (Arizona)

Judge(s)

Estrada, Hector C. (Arizona)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:05-cv-00562

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Sunland, Inc.

June 30, 2006

June 30, 2006

Docket
1

4:05-cv-00562

Complaint

EEOC vs. Sunland, Inc

Sept. 21, 2005

Sept. 21, 2005

Complaint
32

4:05-cv-00562

Consent Decree

EEOC vs. Sunland, Inc.

June 27, 2006

June 27, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 16, 2022, 3:07 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: 09/21/2005)

Sept. 21, 2005

Sept. 21, 2005

Notice to filer of case assignment:CV05-562-TUC-HCE, assigned to the Honorable Magistrate Judge Hector C. Estrada. Filer to provide courtesy copy of complaint to Judge. (ARS, ) (Entered: 09/22/2005)

Sept. 22, 2005

Sept. 22, 2005

2

Summons Issued as to Sunland, Inc.. (ARS, ) (Entered: 09/22/2005)

Sept. 22, 2005

Sept. 22, 2005

Magistrate Election Form Deadline (LMF, ) (Entered: 09/22/2005)

Sept. 22, 2005

Sept. 22, 2005

3

ANSWER to Complaint by Sunland, Inc..(Nagy, Tibor) (Entered: 10/24/2005)

Oct. 24, 2005

Oct. 24, 2005

11

Party Elects Assignment of Case to District Judge Jurisdiction (LMF, ) (Entered: 11/07/2005)

Oct. 24, 2005

Oct. 24, 2005

4

Notice re Notice of Service of Defendant's Request for Production (First Set) and Non-Uniform Interrogatories (First Set) by Sunland, Inc. (Rocush, Erica) (Entered: 10/26/2005)

Oct. 26, 2005

Oct. 26, 2005

5

Notice re Service of First Set of Discovery Requests by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Marshall, Michelle) (Entered: 10/27/2005)

Oct. 27, 2005

Oct. 27, 2005

6

Notice re of Rule 30(b)(6) Deposition and Service of Rule 30(b)(5) Request for Documents by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Marshall, Michelle) (Entered: 10/27/2005)

Oct. 27, 2005

Oct. 27, 2005

7

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Sunland, Inc. served on 10/13/2005, answer due 11/2/2005. (Marshall, Michelle) (Entered: 11/01/2005)

Nov. 1, 2005

Nov. 1, 2005

8

Agreement to Magistrate Judge Jurisdiction. Party agrees to Magistrate Judge Jurisdiction. (LMF, ) (Entered: 11/07/2005)

Nov. 7, 2005

Nov. 7, 2005

9

ORDER, Judge Frank R Zapata added. Judge Hector C Estrada no longer assigned to case. (LMF, ) (Entered: 11/07/2005)

Nov. 7, 2005

Nov. 7, 2005

12

ORDER:Pursuant to General Order 98-62 this case reassigned to the Judge Zapata, is hereby referred to Magistrate Judge Hector C Estrada for all pretrial proceedings and report and recommendation in accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C & 636(b)(1) and LRCiv 72 72.1 and LRCiv 72.2 of the Rules of Practice of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, Local Rules of Civil Procedure. All future filings in this case shall be designated 05-CV-562-TUC-FRZ(HCE).Signed by Judge Frank R Zapata on 11/15/05. (REC, ) (Entered: 11/15/2005)

Nov. 15, 2005

Nov. 15, 2005

13

ORDER Scheduling Conference set for 1/5/2006 10:00 AM before Judge Estrada's law clerk, Suzanne Kaplan McKee.. Signed by Judge Hector C Estrada on 11/16/05 (KDT, ) (Entered: 11/17/2005)

Nov. 17, 2005

Nov. 17, 2005

14

Notice re Service of Initial Disclosure Statement by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Marshall, Michelle) (Entered: 11/21/2005)

Nov. 21, 2005

Nov. 21, 2005

15

Notice re Service of Defendant's Initial Rule 26 Disclosure Statement by Sunland, Inc. (Rocush, Erica) (Entered: 11/21/2005)

Nov. 21, 2005

Nov. 21, 2005

16

Notice re Service of First Discovery Responses to Defendant by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Marshall, Michelle) (Entered: 11/28/2005)

Nov. 28, 2005

Nov. 28, 2005

17

Notice re Service of Defendant's Response to Plaintiff's First Set of Non-Uniform Interrogatories; Response to Plaintiff's First Set of Requests for Admissions; and Response to Plaintiff's First Set of Requests for Production of Documents by Sunland, Inc. (Rocush, Erica) (Entered: 11/30/2005)

Nov. 30, 2005

Nov. 30, 2005

18

Notice re Notice of Service by Sunland, Inc. of First Supplemental Response to Plaintiff's First Set of Requests for Production of Documents (Rocush, Erica) (Entered: 12/02/2005)

Dec. 2, 2005

Dec. 2, 2005

19

Notice re Service of First Supplemental Disclosure Statement by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Marshall, Michelle) (Entered: 12/20/2005)

Dec. 20, 2005

Dec. 20, 2005

20

REPORT re: Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Marshall, Michelle) (Entered: 12/28/2005)

Dec. 28, 2005

Dec. 28, 2005

21

Rule 16 SCHEDULING ORDER: Discovery due by 6/30/2006. Dispositive motions due by 8/18/2006. Proposed Pretrial Order due by 9/22/2006.Signed by Judge Hector C Estrada on 1/6/06. (REC, ) (Entered: 01/09/2006)

Jan. 9, 2006

Jan. 9, 2006

22

NOTICE of Attorney Substitution by Sally Clifford Shanley (Shanley, Sally) (Entered: 03/02/2006)

March 2, 2006

March 2, 2006

23

Notice re Rule 30(b)(6) Deposition of Defendant and Rule 30(b)(5) Request for Production of Documents by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Marshall, Michelle) (Entered: 03/13/2006)

March 13, 2006

March 13, 2006

24

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time Case Deadlines by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Marshall, Michelle) (Entered: 03/17/2006)

March 17, 2006

March 17, 2006

26

STIPULATION Request to Schedule Judicial Settlement Conference by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Sunland, Inc.. (Rocush, Erica) (Entered: 03/24/2006)

March 24, 2006

March 24, 2006

27

It Is ORDERED re 26 that a Settlement Conference is set for 5/16/2006 09:30 AM before Magistrate Judge Hector C Estrada.Signed by Judge Hector C Estrada on 3/27/2006. (REC, ) (Entered: 03/28/2006)

March 28, 2006

March 28, 2006

28

It Is ORDERED that the parties shall have until June 16, 2006 in whichto file a stipulation and order of dismissal with the Honorable Frank R. Zapata.Signed by Judge Hector C Estrada on 5/23/2006. (REC, ) (Entered: 05/26/2006)

May 26, 2006

May 26, 2006

29

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to File Consent Decree by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Marshall, Michelle) (Entered: 06/15/2006)

June 15, 2006

June 15, 2006

30

It Is ORDERED granting 29 Motion for Extension of Time and that the parties shall have until 6/23/06 to file the Consent Decree in this matter.Signed by Judge Hector C Estrada on 6/15/2006. (REC, ) (Entered: 06/16/2006)

June 16, 2006

June 16, 2006

31

MOTION to Approve Consent Judgment by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Consent Decree)(Marshall, Michelle) (Entered: 06/23/2006)

June 23, 2006

June 23, 2006

32

CONSENT DECREE JUDGMENT; Granting motion re: Consent Decree Judgment, The parties agree to entry of this Decree and judgment subject to final approval by the Court.. Signed by Judge Frank R Zapata on 6/27/06. (JKM, ) (Entered: 06/30/2006)

June 30, 2006

June 30, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: Arizona

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 21, 2005

Closing Date: June 27, 2011

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

Sunland, Inc. (Tuscon), 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: 120000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2011

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Apology

Hire

Retaliation Prohibition

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Male

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits