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Case Name EEOC v. MIDLAND CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERNAL MEDICINE (d/b/a THE HEART CENTER) EE-TX-0158
Docket / Court 7:03-cv-00123-RAJ ( W.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In August 2003, the El Paso Area Office of the EEOC filed this suit against the Associates of Midland Cardiovascular and Internal Medicine, P.A. (d/b/a The Heart Center and Heart Place Hospital, L.P.) in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis ... read more >
In August 2003, the El Paso Area Office of the EEOC filed this suit against the Associates of Midland Cardiovascular and Internal Medicine, P.A. (d/b/a The Heart Center and Heart Place Hospital, L.P.) in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the defendant subjected the charging party, a female employee, to a hostile work environment consisting of verbal and physical sexual harassment. In addition, the defendant retaliated against the charging party by terminating her after she complained of the discrimination. After some scheduling orders, the parties settled in September 2004 through an agreed judgment.

The judgment had a duration of three years and required the defendant to: provide the charging party with a neutral employment reference, expunge her personnel files of all mentions to the charge of discrimination, and pay her $155,000.

Michele Marxkors - 06/27/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Associates of Midland Cardiovascular and Internal Medicine, P.A.
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 2004 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2004
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)
7:03-cv-00123-RAJ (W.D. Tex.) 09/23/2004
EE-TX-0158-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 08/26/2003
EE-TX-0158-0001 PDF | Detail
Agreed Judgment 09/23/2004
EE-TX-0158-0002 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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