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Seastrunk v. Entegris Inc.

United States District Court, N.D. Texas, Dallas Division

December 15, 2017

REGINALD SEASTRUNK, Plaintiff,
v.
ENTEGRIS, INC., Defendant.

          MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER

          DAVID L. HORAN UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE.

         On October 31, 2017, Plaintiff Reginald Seastrunk filed a Motion to Compel Production of Information and Documents from Defendant Entegris, Inc., see Dkt. No. 17 (the “MTC”), which United States District Judge Sam A. Lindsay has referred to the undersigned United States magistrate judge for a hearing, if necessary, and for determination under 28 U.S.C. § 636(b), see Dkt. No. 19.

         Defendant Entegris, Inc. filed a response, see Dkt. No. 22, but Seastrunk has not filed a reply, and his time to do so has passed, see Dkt. No. 20.

         Seastrunk seeks an order under Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26(b)(1) and 37(a) compelling discovery from Entegris in response to Seastrunk's First Interrogatories and Request for Production of Documents, to which Entegris served its responses and objections on or about March 10, 2017, see Dkt. No. 17 at 1-2, and served supplemental responses, answers, and objections on September 8, 2017, see Dkt. No. 22 at 135.

         For the reasons and to the extent explained below, the Court DENIES Plaintiff Reginald Seastrunk's Motion to Compel Production of Information and Documents from Defendant Entegris, Inc. [Dkt. No. 17].

         Background

         The pertinent factual background and procedural background is familiar to the parties and will not be extensively recounted here. As Seastrunk explains, he

is a former Project Manager for Defendant, which is primarily involved in the business of providing products and systems that purify, protect, and transport critical materials used in the semiconductor fabrication process. Seastrunk alleges race and retaliation discrimination in violation of Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and the TCHRA. Specifically, Seastrunk's allegations include that he was: (1) subjected to differential working conditions, including in regard to job evaluation and disciplines; (2) subjected to retaliation for opposition to race discrimination conduct, and/or (3) terminated due to discrimination and/or in retaliation for opposition to discrimination. ....
Seastrunk requested substantial information and numerous documents from Entegris which have not been provided. The following documents are the only documents Entegris produced in response to Seastrunk's document requests and in its original Initial Disclosures:
1. Emails relating to Seastrunk job performance, disciplinary action, request to transfer and termination;
2. Personnel file of Seastrunk, including Salary and Benefit documents;
3. Seastrunk Performance Improvement Plan (“PIP”) and form PIP;
4. Coaching and Corrective Action Guidelines and Corrective Action Form;
5. Employee Termination Guidelines;
6. Manager Meeting Guidelines;
7. Sr. Design Engineer Job Posting;
8. Project Manager Job Description;
9. Entegris Articles on Managing Your Moods at Work and Managing Stress;
10. Log Relating to Gonzalez Weekly Meetings with Seastrunk;
11. TWC records relating to Seastrunk's application for unemployment and charge;
12. 2013-2016 Entegris Benefits Guides;
13. Various Employment Handbook Policies;
14. Powerpoint and some Emails Relating to Organizational Change March 2016;
15. Entegris Code of Business Manual;
16. Workforce Analysis Document;
17. Various Organizational Charts;
18. EPL Policy; 19. Seastrunk Personal Data Page Reflecting Race and Personal Data Pages of ...

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