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Case Name EEOC v. REDSTONE HIGHLANDS PERSONAL CARE HO EE-PA-0137
Docket / Court 06-1057 ( W.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In August 2006, the Pittsburgh Area Office of the EEOC (with participation from the Philadelphia District Office) brought this action against Redstone Highlands Personal Care Center, d/b/a Redstone Highlands, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The complaint ... read more >
In August 2006, the Pittsburgh Area Office of the EEOC (with participation from the Philadelphia District Office) brought this action against Redstone Highlands Personal Care Center, d/b/a Redstone Highlands, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The complaint alleged that Redstone Highlands, an assisted living facility, subjected the charging party, a female employee, to a sexually hostile work environment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. A male coworker of the charging party made threatening and explicit sexual comments to her and offensively touched her on numerous occasions, resulting in her constructive discharge. The charging party intervened in the suit in September 2006. The case was referred to mediation in November 2006 and was settled in January 2007 through a consent decree.

The two-year consent decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: pay $135,000; post Title VII compliance notices; maintain records on all sexual harassment charges; provide semi-annual reports to the EEOC; and provide EEOC approved training for all employees.

Yin Zheng - 05/30/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
State Anti-Discrimination Law
Defendant(s) Redstone Highlands Personal Care Center
Redstone Highlands Personal Care Center
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 2007 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
2:06-cv-01057-TFM (W.D. Pa.) 01/19/2007
EE-PA-0137-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 08/08/2006
EE-PA-0137-0001.pdf | Detail
Plaintiff-Intervenor's Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial 10/20/2006
EE-PA-0137-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 01/08/2007
EE-PA-0137-0003.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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