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Case Name EEOC v. MAIN LINE HEALTH SYSTEM EE-PA-0104
Docket / Court 05-CV-4092 ( E.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Philadelphia district office sued Man Line Health, Inc., a company that operates numerous hospitals throughout Pennsylvania, on August 2, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Main Line violated Title VII and the Age ... read more >
The EEOC's Philadelphia district office sued Man Line Health, Inc., a company that operates numerous hospitals throughout Pennsylvania, on August 2, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Main Line violated Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act when it discriminated based on race (African American) and age when it failed to promote two qualified elderly African American workers for a job and instead promoted an unqualified young Caucasian for the position. After numerous settlement conferences in front of Magistrate Judge David R. Strawbridge beginning in June 2006, the parties entered into a consent decree on August 25, 2006.

The consent decree stipulated that Main Line would not discriminate based on age or race in the future, would forego retaliation against anyone participating in the suit, pay $16,000 to be divided evenly among the two aggrieved employees, post notice of compliance with Title VII and the AEDA, train employees and applicants for employment and promotion about the AEDA and Title VII, and institute a dispute resolution program.

Aaron Weismann - 05/31/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Main Line Health, 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 2006 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
2:05-cv-04092-MAM (E.D. Pa.) 08/25/2006
EE-PA-0104-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 08/02/2005
EE-PA-0104-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 08/25/2006
EE-PA-0104-0002 PDF | Detail
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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