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Case Name EEOC v. Hannabery HVAC EE-PA-0085
Docket / Court 06-4331 TMG ( E.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On September 28, 2006, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The EEOC sued Hannabery Electric, Inc., doing business as Hannabery HVAC, under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The EEOC ... read more >
On September 28, 2006, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The EEOC sued Hannabery Electric, Inc., doing business as Hannabery HVAC, under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The EEOC sought injunctive relief and back pay on behalf of Hannabery employees alleging that the defendant violated the ADEA by subjecting older workers to disparate terms and conditions of employment, including discharge, loss of raises, benefits and bonuses, negative performance evaluations, and excess scrutiny of their job performances. The case was assigned to Judge Thomas M. Golden.

On March 15, 2007, the EEOC filed an amended complaint. The complaint additionally sought nonpecuniary and punitive damages.

On October 20, 2006, three Hannabery employees filed a motion to intervene. On April 9, 2007, District Judge Thomas M. Golden denied their motion. In response, on July 30, 2007, those three employees and one other brought their own suit before Judge Golden against their employer. The plaintiffs made the same allegations as the EEOC did in its complaint against Hannabery (Morrone v. Hall et al, EE-PA-0216). On November 15, 2007, Judge Golden consolidated the employees’ suit with the EEOC’s.

On December 21, 2007, the parties submitted a consent decree. The defendant did not admit liability, but agreed to pay a total of $156,700 to the five complainants. The defendant was enjoined from engaging in discriminatory and retaliatory employment practices. The defendant agreed to post notice of its anti-discrimination policy, provide ADEA training to all supervisory and management employees, and report to the EEOC verifying that training was conducted, a list of training attendees, and the duration of training. The consent decree had an initial period of five years. On January 8, 2008, Judge Golden entered the agreement.

On April 7, 2008, the EEOC filed a motion to enforce the consent decree and impose sanctions. The EEOC alleged that the defendant willingly failed to comply with the agreement to pay three of the complainants. However, on June 10, 2008, Judge Golden denied the motion as moot after the EEOC advised that the defendant was in compliance with the terms of the settlement. The case is now closed.

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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.
State Anti-Discrimination Law
Defendant(s) Hannabery Electric, Inc
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers that were discriminated against because of their age.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2008 - 2013
Filing Year 2006
Case Closing Year 2013
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-PA-0216 : Morrone v. Hall et al (E.D. Pa.)
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Docket(s)
2:06-cv-04331-TMG (E.D. Pa.)
EE-PA-0085-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/10/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
EE-PA-0085-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/28/2006
Intervenor Complaint
EE-PA-0085-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/21/2006
First Amended Complaint
EE-PA-0085-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/15/2007
Order [Dismissing Action] (E.D. Pa.)
EE-PA-0085-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/06/2007
Consent Decree [ECF# 38]
EE-PA-0085-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/21/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Golden, Thomas M. (E.D. Pa.) show/hide docs
EE-PA-0085-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Cooper, Ronald S. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
EE-PA-0085-0003
Kolman, Timothy M. (Pennsylvania) show/hide docs
EE-PA-0085-9000
Lee, James L. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
EE-PA-0085-0003
Locke, Cynthia A. (Pennsylvania) show/hide docs
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McNair, Jacqueline H. (Pennsylvania) show/hide docs
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O'Boyle, Judith A. (Pennsylvania) show/hide docs
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Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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