Taco Bell ,the SSN and Information Systems Consulting

Need proof - Run down to the Border or look at Bruce Hanson's EEOC case.

- sastri

What happened with Taco Bell and the Social Security Number case? The case you want will not be under the name Taco Bell hence it is harder to find. It was a civil matter settled out of court. Anyone can tell that this case had an impact on Taco Bell. Go down there and pick up an application for employment form and look what it says about the SSN. (Arthur Thomas - Taco Bell case. This was never a court case. The corporate lawyers finally agreed out of court to let him keep his job, (after hundreds of pages of legal work)) The case below is about Bruce Hanson's EEOC case. BUT the EEOC will no longer hear cases involving religious objections to SSNs.

Link to the EEOC

Citing and Footnotes:

476 U.S. 693 (1986) BOWEN v. ROY

BRUSHABER v. UNION PACIFIC R. CO., 240 U.S. 1 (1916)

CA3-92-0169-T EEOC v. Information Systems Consulting

CR-1-93-1 United States of America v. Lloyd Long

Harrell v. State of Illinois Logan County Jury Acquits Harrell

STANTON v. BALTIC MINING CO240 U.S. 103 (1916)

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, v. TACO BELL OF AMERICA, INC., Case No. 8:06-cv-1792-T-30 TACO BELL OF AMERICA , EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, v. INFORMATION SYSTEMS CONSULTING, A DIVISION OF DIVERSIFIED HUMAN RESOURCES GROUP CA3-92-0169-T



UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE

                   NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

                       
 DALLAS DIVISION

  

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT
 OPPORTUNITY       }

COMMISSION,                       }

                                  }

                 Plaintiff,       }        CIVIL ACTION NO.

                                  }

v.                                }        CA3-92-0169-T

                                  }

INFORMATION SYSTEMS CONSULTING,   }

A DIVISION OF DIVERSIFIED         }

HUMAN RESOURCES GROUP,            }

                                  }

                 Defendant        }

                                  }

                                  }

  

  

                         CONSENT DECREE

  

     This action was initiated on January 27, 1992, by the

plaintiff, the Equal Employment opportunity Commission (hereinafter

the "Commission"), an agency of the United States Government,

alleging that the defendant, Information Systems Consulting, A

Division of Diversified Human Resources Group, had violated Title

VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, by terminating

Bruce Hanson because of his refusal to obtain a social security

number after Mr. Hanson advised the defendant that obtaining or

using a social security number was in conflict with his religious

beliefs.

     The Commission and Information Systems Consulting, A Division

of Diversified Human Resources Group desire to settle this action,

and therefore, do hereby stipulate and consent to the entry of his

Consent Decree as final asd binding between the parties signatory

hereto and their successors or assigns.  This Decree resolves all 

matters related to Complaint CA3-92-0169-T filed in the United 

States District Court for the Northern District of Texas,
 Dallas

Division.  The parties have agreed that this Decree may be entered

without Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law having been made

and entered by the Court.

    In consideration of the mutual promises of each party to this

Decree, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the 

Commission and Information Systems Consulting, A Division of 

Diversified Human Resources Group agree as follows, the Court finds

appropriate, and therefore it is ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED

that:

     1.  This Decree reolves all issues raised in the EEOC charge

No. 310-89-2438.  This Decree further resolves all issues in the 

Complaint filed by the Commission in this case.  The Commission

waives further litigation on all issues raised in the above 

referenced charge and Complaint.  The Commission does not waive

processing or litigating charges other than the charge referred to

above.

     2.  The parties agree and the Court finds that this Court has

jurisdiction of the subject matter of this action and of the

parties, that venue is proper, and that all administrative

prerequisites to filing suit have been satisfied.

     3.  By entering into this Decree, the parties have not 

admitted any contentions regarding the allegations on the merits of

this cause of action.  No party shall contest the validity of this

Decree nor the jurisdiction of the federal district court to

enforce its Decree and its terms or the right of any party to bring

an enforcement suit upon breach of any of the terms of this Decree

by any other party.  Jurisdiction over this action is retained by

the Court for the purpose of enabling any of the parties to this

Consent Decree to apply to the Court at any time for such further

order and directions as may be necessary or appropriate for the

construction or implementation of the Decree or any of its

provisions, or for the enforcement or compliance therewith.

     4.  This Decree is being issued with the consent of the

parties and does not constitute an adjudication or finding by this

Court on the merits of the allegations of the complaint.  By

entering into this Decree, Information Systems Consulting, A

Division of Diversified Human Resources Group, does not admit, nor

has this Court made any determination with respect to, the claims

that there have been any violations of Title VII or any other

statute, regulations or ordinance promulgated by any federal, state

or local agency dealing with discrimination, by Information Systems

Consulting, A Division of Diversified Human Resources Group.

Nothing contained in this Decree shall be construed as an 

admissions of liability on the part of the defendant.

     5.  The defendant, Information Systems Consulting, A Division

of Diversified Human Resources Group, in settlement of this

dispute, shall make an award of backpay in the amount of $10,000.00

to Bruce Hanson.  The award shall be paid as follows:

     (a)  a payment of $3,500.00 shall be made upon entry of the

          Consent Decree;

     (b)  a payment of $3,500.00 shall be made four months after

          the entry of the Consent Decree;

     (c)  a payment of $3,000.00 shall be made eight (8) months after

          the entry of the Consent Decree.

     6.  The defendant shall make legal deductions for withholding 

of Federal income taxes and the employee portion of social security

from the backpay checks.  The defendant shall include with the 

check, an itemized statement indicating specific amounts paid and

deductions made.  All W-2 forms shall be provided as required by

law.

     7.  The defendant shall make all employer contributions to

social security as required by law on the back wages to be paid to

Bruce Hanson pursuant to this Consent Decree.

     8.  The defendant, Information Systems Consulting, A Division

of Diversified Human Resources Group, shall be permanently enjoined

from terminating an employee or rufusing to hire an individual for

failure to provide a social security number because of religious

beliefs.  If an employee or applicant for employment advises the 

defendant that he does not have a social security number because of

his religious beliefs, the defendant shall request, pursuant to 

Section 6724 of the Internal Revenue Service Code, 26 U.S.C. §

6724, a waiver of any penalties that may be imposed for failing to

include an employee social security number on forms and documents

submitted to the IRS.  In the event the waiver is granted the

employee shall be treated the same as all other employees.

     9.  For a period of two (2) years from the entry of this

Decree the defendant shall provide a report to the Equal Employment

Commission of all applicants or employees who refuse to prowide a 

social security number because of religious beliefs.  The 

Commission shall be notified within ten (10) days of the date the

defendant is notified that the individual does not have a social

security number because of religious beliefs.  The defendant shall 

advise the Commission of the date the IRS waiver was requested and

the outcome of the request.  The reports shall be directed to:

  

               Jeffrey C. Bannon

               Regional Attorney

               Equal Employment
 Opportunity Commission

              
 8303 Elmbrook Drive , 2nd Floor

               
 Dallas , Texas  
 75247

  

     10.  Bruce Hanson hereby specifically and voluntarily waives

any right to reinstatement.

     11.  Bruce Hanson hereby agrees to release the defendant from

all claims, demands, damages and causes of action arising from the

allegations in charge number 310 89 2438 and agrees that this 

Consent Decree resolves all issues arising out of the claims

alleged in charge number 310 89 2438.

     12.  The defendant shall post the notice attached as Exhibit

A in a conspicuous place for sixty (60) days from entry of this 

decree.

     13.  The parties agree to pay their own costs.

  

     SO ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED this 30 day of October,

1992.

  

  

                                               [signed]

                                                                       
                                           ________________________________
                                            UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE FOR

                                            THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

  

  

AGREED TO IN FORM AND CONTENT

  

FOR THE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT 

OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION:

                                               [signed]                     

DONALD R. LIVINSTON                                                    
                                          ________________
General Counsel                             Bruce Hanson

                                            [Street Address]

PHILLIP B. SKLOVER                          [City, State, Zip]

Associate General Counsel

  

  

   [signed]

                           
__________________
JEFFREY C. BANNON

Regional Attorney

Connecticut State Bar No.  [######]

  

  

   [signed]

                           
_____________________
KATHERINE E. BISSELL

Supervisory Trial Attorney

Texas State Bar No. [########]

  

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT
 OPPORTUNITY

COMMISSION

Dallas District Office

8303 Elmbrook Drive , 2nd Floor

Dallas , Texas
 75247

(214) 767-7948

  

   [signed]

                           
__________________
Mr. Dan Hartsfield

Ms. T. Michele Baird

Gardere & Wynne

A Registered Limited Liability Partnership

3000
 Thanksgiving Tower

1601 Elm Street

Dallas , Texas  
 75201-4761

  

   [signed]

___________________                           
Billie Tapp, President

Information Systems Consulting

  



 

                          [Letterhead]

           
          U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION

                      Dallas District Office

  

  

                    NOTICE TO ALL EMPLOYEES

         POSTED PURSUANT TO A CONSENT DECREE APPROVED

        BY A UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGE FOR THE

           NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS,
 DALLAS DIVISION

  

     This Notice is being posted as part of the remedy agreed to

pursuant to a Consent Decree between Information Systems

Consulting, A Division of Diversified Human Resources Group, and

the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in the case

EEOC v. Information Systems Consulting, A Division of Diversified

Human Resources Group, Civil Action No. CA3-92-0169-T.

  

     Federal law requires that there be no discrimination against

any employee or applicant for employment because of the 

individual's race, color, sex religion, or national origin, with

respect to hiring, promotion, firing, compensation, or other terms,

conditions and/or privileges or employment.

  

     Information Systems Consulting, A Division of Diversified 

Human Resources Group, supports and will comply with such federal

law in all respects and will not take any action against employees

because they have exercised their rights under Title VII of the 

Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.

  

     Specifically, Information Systems Consulting, A Division of 

Diversified Human Resources Group will not terminate an employee

because of religious beliefs.

  

  

   [signed]                         [signed]

                                                       
________________________        __________________________
JACQUELINE R. BRADLEY            REPRESENTATIVE, INFORMATION SYSTEMS

District Director,               CONSULTING, A DIVISION OF 

Equal Employment
 Opportunity      DIVERSIFIED HUMAN RESOURCES GROUP

Commission

  

  

  

                     THIS IS AN OFFICIAL NOTICE

            AND MUST NOT BE REMOVED OR DEFACED BY ANYONE

  

  

     This Notice must remain posted for a period of sixty (60) days

and not be altered, defaced, or covered by any other materials.

All question concerning this notice or compliance with its

provisions may be directed to Jeffrey C. Bannon, Esq., Regional

Attorney, Equal Employment
 Opportunity Commission, Dallas District

Office, 8303 Elm brook Drive, 2nd Floor,
 Dallas , Texas  
 75247 ,

(214) 767-7945
                      
                                    EXIBIT A

Obtaining a copy of thie decree

By contacting the District Court in Dallas at 214-767-0787, asking for the "Records" division, and referring to "CA3-92-0169-T". Explain what part of this case you want, you may be told to send a self addressed 55-cent stamped envelope to:

Attn: Records
U.S. District Court
North District of Texas
1100 Commerce Street
Room 14A20
Dallas , Texas 75242

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