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Case Name EEOC v. Robert G. Aptekar, M.D. (d/b/a Arthritis and Orthopedic Medical Clinic) EE-CA-0022
Docket / Court 5:06-cv-04808-RMW ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On August 9, 2006, the San Francisco office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California under Title VII against Robert G. Aptekar, MD, Inc. and the Arthritis and Orthopedic Medical Clinic. The EEOC alleged that ... read more >
On August 9, 2006, the San Francisco office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California under Title VII against Robert G. Aptekar, MD, Inc. and the Arthritis and Orthopedic Medical Clinic. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the rights of the complainant by subjecting her to racial harassment, subjecting her to a hostile work environment, and by retaliating against her when she filed a complaint with the EEOC.

On November 17, 2006, the case was referred to mediation. On March 6, 2007, the parties settled the case during mediation. On July 16, 2007, the parties entered a consent decree, which the District Court (Judge Ronald M. Whyte) approved on August 20, 2007. Among other things, the defendants agreed to pay the complainant $44,000 in unspecified damages. The District Court (Judge Whyte) retained jurisdiction over the decree, which lasted for 18 months.

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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
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) Robert G. Aptekar, MD, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of female employee at a health clinic.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2007 - 2009
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)
5:06-cv-04808-RMW (N.D. Cal.) 08/20/2007
EE-CA-0022-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 08/09/2006
EE-CA-0022-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Certification of ADR Session 03/06/2007
EE-CA-0022-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 08/20/2007
EE-CA-0022-0004 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Whyte, Ronald M. (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0022-0004 | EE-CA-0022-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Hill Maxion, Sanya P. (California)
EE-CA-0022-0004 | EE-CA-0022-9000
Peck, Jonathan T. (California)
EE-CA-0022-0001 | EE-CA-0022-0004 | EE-CA-0022-9000
Tamayo, William Robert (California)
EE-CA-0022-0001 | EE-CA-0022-0004 | EE-CA-0022-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Andrich, Brooke Desiree (California)
EE-CA-0022-9000
Feldstein, Steven R. (California)
EE-CA-0022-0004 | EE-CA-0022-9000
Nagatani, Brian Koji (California)
EE-CA-0022-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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