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Case Name Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Providence Hospital EE-DC-0076
Docket / Court 1:13-CV-01958 ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On December 9, 2013, the EEOC filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of Washington, D.C. on behalf of a disabled medical assistant against her employer, a hospital, alleging that the hospital violated the Americans With Disabilities Act and Title I of the Civil Rights Act by ... read more >
On December 9, 2013, the EEOC filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of Washington, D.C. on behalf of a disabled medical assistant against her employer, a hospital, alleging that the hospital violated the Americans With Disabilities Act and Title I of the Civil Rights Act by discriminating against the employee due to her disability. The EEOC requested compensatory and punitive damages, injunctive relief, and costs for the action. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the hospital denied the employee use of her cane and then fired her when she informed them that she needed to use a cane while working.
The defendant filed an answer to the complaint on February 14, 2014, and a discovery scheduling conference has been arranged for March 12th.

Chris MacColl - 02/23/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Defendant-type
Hospital/Health Department
Disability
Mobility impairment
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Providence Hospital
Plaintiff Description EEOC on behalf of a hospital worker suffering from impairment of her spine who alleges reasonable accommodations were not made.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration 2013 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
1:13−cv−01958 (D.D.C.) 01/10/2014
EE-DC-0076-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 12/09/2013
EE-DC-0076-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Huvelle, Ellen Segal (D.D.C.)
EE-DC-0076-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Barnes, Lynette (North Carolina)
EE-DC-0076-0001
Garber, Amy E. (Virginia)
EE-DC-0076-0001 | EE-DC-0076-9000
Lee, James L. (District of Columbia)
EE-DC-0076-0001
Lopez, P. David (District of Columbia)
EE-DC-0076-0001
Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)
EE-DC-0076-0001
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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