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Case Name EEOC v. BRENTWOOD HEALTHCARE LTD, et al EE-TX-0053
Docket / Court 3:06-cv-1780 ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2006, the Dallas and San Antonio District Offices of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Brentwood Healthcare Ltd. and Stebbins Five Companies, Ltd., in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of race and gender and retaliation ... read more >
In September 2006, the Dallas and San Antonio District Offices of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Brentwood Healthcare Ltd. and Stebbins Five Companies, Ltd., in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of race and gender and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged the defendant subjected the complaining parties to a racially and sexually hostile work environment, leading to the constructive discharge of one for opposing practices hostile to one complainant's association with an African-American, and to the constructive discharge of the other complainant. The complainants intervened in the lawsuit in December 2006. Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit in March 2005 through a consent decree.

The two-year decree, containing an agreement not to discriminate, required the defendant to: make compliance reports, post EEO notice, provide EEO training, and pay $150,000 to the two complainants and their attorney.

David Friedman - 05/01/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Demotion
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
State law
Defendant(s) Brentwood Healthcare Ltd.
Stebbins Five Companies Ltd.
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 2008 - 2010
Case Closing Year 2008
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)
3:06-cv-01780 (N.D. Tex.) 03/05/2008
EE-TX-0053-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/28/2006
EE-TX-0053-0001.pdf | Detail
Plaintiff (Intervenor's) Original Complaint 12/01/2006
EE-TX-0053-0002.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 03/05/2008
EE-TX-0053-0003.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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