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Case Name EEOC v. REGENCY HEALTH ASSOCIATES EE-GA-0073
Docket / Court 1:05-cv-02519-CCH ( N.D. Ga. )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On September 28, 2005, the Atlanta and Charlotte offices of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII against Regency Health Associates in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the rights of ... read more >
On September 28, 2005, the Atlanta and Charlotte offices of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII against Regency Health Associates in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the rights of the complainant by constructively discharging her when she insisted on wearing a head scarf for religious reasons in violation of their uniform policy.

On August 18, 2006, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, but that motion was later withdrawn. On August 21, 2006, the defendants filed a motion for summary judgment, but they later withdrew that motion on October 30, 2006.

The jury trial began on July 30, 2007, and it ended on August 1, 2007, with the jury returning a verdict for the defendant. The EEOC appealed this ruling, and on February 8, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit dismissed the appeal.

Kristen Sagar - 04/09/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Regency Health Associates
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 Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
1:05-cv-02519-CCH (N.D. Ga.) 02/08/2008
EE-GA-0073-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/28/2005
EE-GA-0073-0001 PDF | Detail
Order [Regarding Plaintiff's Motion to Compel] 09/06/2006 (N.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0073-0002 PDF | Detail
Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion to Quash and For Protective Order] 11/07/2006 (N.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0073-0003 PDF | Detail
Judgment in a Civil Case 08/01/2007 (N.D. Ga.)
EE-GA-0073-0004 PDF | Detail
Appellate Order of Dismissal 02/08/2008
EE-GA-0073-0005 PDF | Detail
Judges Hagy, C. Christopher (N.D. Ga.) [Magistrate]
EE-GA-0073-0002 | EE-GA-0073-0003
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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