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Case Name EEOC v. PARK NICOLLET HEALTH SERVICES f/k/a Health System Minnesota EE-MN-0052
Docket / Court 04-1711 ADM/AJB ( D. Minn. )
State/Territory Minnesota
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Milwaukee office sued Park Nicollet Health Services, a Minnesota health care provider operating the Park Nicollet Clinic, on April 22, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the district of Minnesota. The EEOC's complaint is not available, however the intervenor's complaint (intervened ... read more >
The EEOC's Milwaukee office sued Park Nicollet Health Services, a Minnesota health care provider operating the Park Nicollet Clinic, on April 22, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the district of Minnesota. The EEOC's complaint is not available, however the intervenor's complaint (intervened in July 2004) states that the cause of action was the clinic's violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act when it failed to reasonably accommodate the intervenor's disability (viral encephalitis) so that she could practice medicine and ultimately discharged the intervenor for her disability.

The parties entered into a consent decree on May 18, 2005, which stipulated that the clinic would be enjoined from discriminating based on disability in the future, would train management and human resources employees for compliance with the ADA, post a notice of compliance with the ADA, disseminate a policy statement of compliance with the ADA to all employees, and report to the EEOC semiannually for three years about any employee terminated because of a disability. The decree further stated that the clinic would provide the intervenor with a positive letter of reference and pay $155,000 in damages, attorney's fees, and costs to the intervenor.

Aaron Weismann - 05/31/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action State Anti-Discrimination Law
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Park Nicollet Health Services
Park Nicollet Health Services
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 2005 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
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  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
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Docket(s)
0:04-cv-01711-ADM-AJB (D. Minn.) 05/18/2005
EE-MN-0052-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint of Intervener 08/06/2004
EE-MN-0052-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulation of the Parties for Confidentiality Agreement and Protective Order 12/14/2004
EE-MN-0052-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 12/16/2004 (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0052-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report (May 2005) 05/18/2005
EE-MN-0052-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree and Order 05/18/2005
EE-MN-0052-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Fox, Rosemary J. (Wisconsin)
EE-MN-0052-0003
Kamp, Jean P. (Illinois)
EE-MN-0052-0003
Phillips, Penelope J. (Minnesota)
EE-MN-0052-0003
Powers, Deborah J. (Wisconsin)
EE-MN-0052-0003
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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