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Case Name EEOC v. CHRIST HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER EE-IL-0047
Docket / Court 00-C-5999 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2000, the EEOC district office in Chicago, Illinois brought this suit against Christ Hospital & Medical Center, a general health care facility, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged race discrimination in violation of Title VII of the ... read more >
In September 2000, the EEOC district office in Chicago, Illinois brought this suit against Christ Hospital & Medical Center, a general health care facility, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged race discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The black female employee alleged she was subject to different terms and conditions from other non-black employee; received discipline that non-black employees were not subjected to; and that the aforementioned practices created an environment that would have forced any reasonable employee to quit his or her position, thus constructively discharging her. The parties agreed to trial by a magistrate judge and to attend a settlement conference, where the parties subsequently came to an agreement and a consent decree was entered in July 2001.

In the consent decree, the defendant agreed to (1) pay the aggrieved employee $40,350 in back pay, compensatory damages, and attorney's fees; (2) post notices concerning Title VII; (3) not retaliate or discriminate on the basis of race; (4) train all of its employees in race discrimination law; and (5) make semi-annual reports to the EEOC of complaints regarding race discrimination made by its employees.

Jason Chester - 06/02/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
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. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Christ Hospital & Medical Center
Christ Hospital & Medical 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 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)
1:00-cv-05999 (N.D. Ill.) 07/23/2001
EE-IL-0047-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2000
EE-IL-0047-0002 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 07/23/2001
EE-IL-0047-0001 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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