Welcome to the EEOC v. Patterson-UTI Drilling Company LLC Settlement Website

A settlement has been reached in the lawsuit titled
EEOC v. Patterson-UTI Drilling Company LLC
Civil Action No. 15-cv-00600-WYD.

PLEASE READ THIS WEBSITE CAREFULLY.


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
On September 16, 2016, the Settlement Administrator mailed an Award Letter or a Denial Letter to claimants. For more information, please view the Key Dates/Docs page of this website.

Case Summary

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reached a settlement with Patterson-UTI Drilling Company LLC resolving a lawsuit alleging discrimination against minority employees based on race, color, or ethnicity. The settlement provides a $12.26 million fund for payments to minority individuals who were employed by Patterson-UTI Drilling Company LLC at any time during the period from January 1, 2006, to April 17, 2015, and were subjected to discrimination or harassment based on race, color, or ethnicity, or retaliation for complaining about such discrimination or harassment.

Qualification to Share in the Settlement

If you were employed by Patterson-UTI Drilling at some point during the time period from January 1, 2006 to April 17, 2015, are a minority (African-American, Black, Latino, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, other Pacific Islander, Asian, Asian-American, bi-racial, or multi-racial), and believe that while working for Patterson-UTI Drilling, you were subjected to discrimination or harassment because of your race, color, or ethnicity, or retaliation for complaining about such discrimination or harassment, you are encouraged to file a Claim Form online or by mail to share in the settlement.

You may submit a Claim Form online by clicking on the "File a Claim" link above, or you may download a paper Claim Form from the Key Dates/Docs page of this website.

For important information about the claim process and how to file a Claim Form, please read the entirety of this website and the documents located on the Key Dates/Docs page of this website.

Additional Information

For more details about the benefits of the settlement, please review the Settlement Benefits page. For key dates and deadlines, and to download important case documents, please review the Key Dates/Docs page. For answers to common questions, please visit the Common Questions page. To contact the Settlement Administrator, refer to the Contact Us page.

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