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Case Name EEOC v. CHARLESTON AREA MEDICAL CENTER EE-WV-0002
Docket / Court 2:01-0910 ( S.D. W. Va. )
State/Territory West Virginia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2001, the EEOC district office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania brought this action against the Charleston Area Medical Center, a general health care facility, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The complaint states that a Black female former employee ... read more >
In September 2001, the EEOC district office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania brought this action against the Charleston Area Medical Center, a general health care facility, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The complaint states that a Black female former employee alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it terminated her employment under the guise of a reduction in force layoff. Specifically, the complainant alleged that she was the only Black person working at the facility and she was told that all persons in her department were slated for layoff, but she was the only one laid off. After some discovery, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in September 2002.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would pay the aggrieved female $45,000, refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of race, post an EEO notice, and maintain its current practice of providing EEO training to its staff. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the agreement ran for one year.

Joel Pettit - 07/18/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Charleston Area Medical Center, 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 not on record
Case Closing Year 2002
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)
2:01-cv-00910 (S.D. W. Va.) 09/05/2002
EE-WV-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/27/2001
EE-WV-0002-0002.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 09/05/2002
EE-WV-0002-0003.pdf | Detail
Office of General Counsel Annual Report (FY 2002) 06/16/2003
EE-WV-0002-0001.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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