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Case Name EEOC v. Livings Centers of Texas, Inc. EE-TX-0219
Docket / Court 3:04-cv-02121 ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2004, the Dallas district office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Livings Centers of Texas, Inc. d/b/a Mariner Health Downtown et al. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the ... read more >
In September 2004, the Dallas district office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Livings Centers of Texas, Inc. d/b/a Mariner Health Downtown et al. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant by discharging the claimant because of her pregnancy. The case settled at mediation, and the court entered a consent decree in August 2005.

The one year consent decree required the defendant to post notice, provide one hour of Title VII training for all of its employees, expunge the claimant's record, provide neutral references, give the EEOC a report on compliance, and pay the claimant $20,000 in damages and wages.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/30/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Pregnancy discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Livings Centers of Texas, Inc.
Mariner Health Care 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 2005 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
3:04-cv-02121 (N.D. Tex.) 08/05/2005
EE-TX-0219-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/30/2004
EE-TX-0219-0001.pdf | Detail
First Amended Complaint 11/01/2004
EE-TX-0219-0002.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 08/05/2005
EE-TX-0219-0003.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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