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Case Name EEOC v. CORRECTIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES INC. EE-AL-0022
Docket / Court 2:99-cv-00943-SRW-SRW ( M.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Birmingham district office sued Correctional Medical Services, Inc., a national healthcare provider, on August 31, 1999 in the U.S. District Court for the Alabama Middle District. The EEOC complaint alleged that Correctional Medical Services violated Title VII by discriminating against ... read more >
The EEOC's Birmingham district office sued Correctional Medical Services, Inc., a national healthcare provider, on August 31, 1999 in the U.S. District Court for the Alabama Middle District. The EEOC complaint alleged that Correctional Medical Services violated Title VII by discriminating against two of its employees by creating a racially hostile work environment and retaliating against them for their complaints by firing them. Correctional Medical Services filed two motions for summary judgment against all claims asserted by the EEOC regarding its discriminatory practices against the affected employees. The court never ruled on these motions and the parties entered into a consent decree on March 8, 2001. This consent decree stipulated that Correctional Medical Systems had to pay undisclosed monetary damages to the aggrieved employees, post a notice of compliance with Title VII, amend and implement its anti-harassment policy, provide neutral references for the aggrieved employees, rigorously train its managers and supervisors in Title VII compliance, and implement grievance procedures for discrimination and harassment claims.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/02/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Correctional Medical Services, Inc.
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 2001 - 2003
Case Closing Year 2001
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)
2:99-cv-00943-SRW-SRW (M.D. Ala.) 05/17/2001
EE-AL-0022-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 03/08/2001
EE-AL-0022-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 03/08/2001 (M.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0022-0003.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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