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Case Name EEOC v. EAGLE RIDGE INSTITUTE EE-OK-0017
Docket / Court 98-0533-R ( W.D. Okla. )
State/Territory Oklahoma
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Dallas district office sued Eagle Ridge Institute, Inc., an Oklahoma rehabilitation institute, on April 15, 1998 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. The EEOC alleged that Eagle Ridge violated Title VII when it discriminated based on sex (female) by creating ... read more >
The EEOC's Dallas district office sued Eagle Ridge Institute, Inc., an Oklahoma rehabilitation institute, on April 15, 1998 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. The EEOC alleged that Eagle Ridge violated Title VII when it discriminated based on sex (female) by creating a hostile work environment. The parties entered into a consent decree on January 20, 1999 which stipulated that it would not create a hostile work environment for any of its employees, it would not retaliate against Title VII complaints, it would provide a copy of its sexual harassment policy to all employees, it would post a notice of compliance with Title VII, it would provide Title VII training to its employees, would create a letter of positive reference for the aggrieved employee, and pay $72,500 in damages to the aggrieved employee.

Aaron Weismann - 06/04/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Eagle Ridge Institute, 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 1999 - 2002
Case Closing Year 1999
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)
5:98-cv-00533-R (W.D. Okla.) 01/20/1999
EE-OK-0017-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Consent Decree 01/20/1999
EE-OK-0017-0001 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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