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Case Name EEOC v. CIGNA HEALTH SERVICES EE-AZ-0029
Docket / Court CIV 04 0627 PHX JAT ( D. Ariz. )
State/Territory Arizona
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Phoenix District Office of the EEOC brought this action in U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, against CIGNA Healthcare of Arizona and Connecticut General Life Insurance Company. The complaint, filed in March 2004, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil ... read more >
The Phoenix District Office of the EEOC brought this action in U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, against CIGNA Healthcare of Arizona and Connecticut General Life Insurance Company. The complaint, filed in March 2004, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that Defendants discriminated against the charging party because of her sex when they withdrew her job offer upon learning she was pregnant. The claim against CIGNA was dismissed in May 2005, but the claim against Connecticut General Life Insurance Company proceeded.

In September 2006, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered. The decree, which was valid for 2 years, included non-discrimination and non-retaliation provisions, and provided that Defendant pay the charging party $50,000 in compensatory damages. Additionally, Defendant prepared a letter of regret for the charging party, reviewed and revised its policies and procedures concerning sex discrimination and retaliation, provided an annual Title VII training session for its employees, and posted a notice concerning the decree in a prominent place frequented by its employees. Defendant was required to maintain all records concerning implementation of the decree and make written reports regarding compliance.

Justin Kanter - 05/31/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Apology
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Hiring
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) CIGNA Healthcare of AZ
Connecticut General Life Insurance Company
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
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration not on record
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)
[ 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)
2:04-cv-00627-JAT (D. Ariz.) 10/27/2006
EE-AZ-0029-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Order 04/20/2006 (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0029-0006 PDF | Detail
Judgment and Consent Decree 10/27/2006 (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0029-0009 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 10/27/2006
EE-AZ-0029-0010 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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