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Case Name EEOC v. ASSOCIATED HOME HEALTH CARE OF PALM BEACH EE-FL-0007
Docket / Court 9:99-cv-08434-DTKH ( S.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In June 1999, the EEOC district office in Miami, Florida brought this action against Associated Home Health Care of Palm Beach, a division of Marshal Medical Services, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated the ... read more >
In June 1999, the EEOC district office in Miami, Florida brought this action against Associated Home Health Care of Palm Beach, a division of Marshal Medical Services, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 when it refused to accommodate an employee's disability and subsequently discharged her.

After the case was referred to mediation, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered. The defendant agreed to pay the aggrieved party $10,000, refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of diability, distribute a copy of its ADA policy to all its staff, provide its managers and supervisors with two hours of EEO training, post an EEO notice, and submit semiannual complaint/compliance reports to the EEOC. The terms of the agreement ran for four years.

Jason Chester - 07/25/2007


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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
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Associated Home Health Care of Palm Beach
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 2000 - 2004
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
9:99-cv-08434-DTKH (S.D. Fla.) 11/02/2000
EE-FL-0007-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 06/11/1999
EE-FL-0007-0001.pdf | Detail
Order Referring Case to Mediation 11/17/1999 (S.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0007-0002.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 11/02/2000
EE-FL-0007-0003.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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