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Case Name EEOC v. NORTH SHORE-LONG ISLAND JEWISH HEALTH SYSTEM EE-NY-0119
Docket / Court 1:05-cv-02769-NGG-MDG ( E.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The New York District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, against North-Shore Long Jewish Health Systems, Inc. The complaint, filed in June 2005, alleged disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities ... read more >
The New York District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, against North-Shore Long Jewish Health Systems, Inc. The complaint, filed in June 2005, alleged disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); specifically that Defendant had disclosed to the charging party's co-workers, that he was receiving psychiatric treatment, causing the charging party to be harassed by his co-workers. The charging party intervened in September 2005, additionally alleging a violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act, and was allowed to proceed anonymously.

In January 2006 the case was referred to mediation and in June 2006 the parties settled. The consent decree prohibited Defendant from discriminating based on disability and required Defendant to pay $64,000 to the charging party, provide one hour of anti-discrimination training to its employees yearly, post and distribute a notice of non-discrimination, amend its non-discrimination policy and advise its new employees of their right to confidentiality regarding their medical information under the ADA.

Shankar Viswanathan - 06/28/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Esq. Vivian B. Shelanski
North Shore-Long Jewish Health System, 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 2006 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
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  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-02769-NGG-MDG (E.D.N.Y.) 07/18/2006
EE-NY-0119-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 06/09/2005
EE-NY-0119-0001 PDF | Detail
Plaintiff Intervenor's Complaint 09/26/2005
EE-NY-0119-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Regarding Intervenor Plaintiff's Motions for Protective Order] 11/30/2005 (E.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0119-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion to Compel] 01/10/2006 (E.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0119-0004 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 07/13/2006
EE-NY-0119-0005 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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