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Case Name EEOC v. ST. MICHAEL HOSPITAL of FRANCISCAN SISTERS, MILWAU EE-WI-0046
Docket / Court 96-C-1428 ( E.D. Wis. )
State/Territory Wisconsin
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Milwaukee district office sued St. Michael Hospital of Franciscan Sisters, Milwaukee, Inc., a Milwaukee hospital, on December 16, 1996 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable; however the causes of action are described in the ... read more >
The EEOC's Milwaukee district office sued St. Michael Hospital of Franciscan Sisters, Milwaukee, Inc., a Milwaukee hospital, on December 16, 1996 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable; however the causes of action are described in the court's opinion deciding the hospital's motion for partial summary judgment, filed in June 1997, and the hospital's motion foe summary judgment, filed in August 1997. The EEOC alleged that the hospital violated Title VII when it discriminated against one of its employees based on race (African American) by creating a hostile work environment, failing to promote and disciplined the aggrieved employee because of her race, and retaliated against her by terminating her employment. The summary judgment motions were resolved in March 1998and only granted it insofar as the EEOC claimed that the aggrieved employee was denied a transfer based on race. The parties ultimately settled the case out of court, the details of which are unknown, and the case was dismissed on July 8, 1998.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/06/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) St. Michael Hospital
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 Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 1998
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)
2:96-cv-01428-JWR (E.D. Wis.) 12/16/1996
EE-WI-0046-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Opinion 09/26/1997 (1997 WL 665757 / 1997 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 19996) (E.D. Wis.)
EE-WI-0046-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Opinion 03/31/1998 (6 F.Supp.2d 809) (E.D. Wis.)
EE-WI-0046-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
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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