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Case Name EEOC v. CARDIAC CONSULTANTS EE-TX-0069
Docket / Court 1:99-cv-00584-HC ( E.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Houston office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Cardiac Consultants in September 1999, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The complainant alleged that the defendant harassed and constructively discharged her because of her race/national origin and the ... read more >
The Houston office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Cardiac Consultants in September 1999, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The complainant alleged that the defendant harassed and constructively discharged her because of her race/national origin and the race (black) of her companion. The complainant intervened in the suit several months after initiation, and the court entered a consent decree approximately one month later.

The two year consent decree includes an anti-discrimination provision, an anti-retaliation provision, and required training on employment discrimination. The defendant is also required to pay the complainant a confidential sum of money.

Lionel Joiner - 05/30/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Cardiac Consultants
R. Leldon Sweet
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted 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 2000 - 2002
Case Closing Year 2000
Case Ongoing No
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)
1:99-cv-00584-HC (E.D. Tex.) 11/15/2001
EE-TX-0069-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 07/19/2000
EE-TX-0069-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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