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Case Name EEOC v. California Psychiatric Transitions, Inc. EE-CA-0045
Docket / Court 1:06-cv-01251-OWW-GSA ( E.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On September 13, 2006, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of female employees, filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District Court of California, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, against California ... read more >
On September 13, 2006, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), on behalf of female employees, filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District Court of California, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, against California Psychiatric Transitions, Inc. The EEOC sought injunctive relief, compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorneys' fees, and other forms of affirmative relief claiming that the defendant subjected female employees to a sexually hostile work environment and/or constructively discharged some female employees in retaliation for engaging in protected activity under Title VII.

On July 31, 2009, the District Court (Judge Oliver W. Wanger) denied the defendant's motion for summary judgment regarding the plaintiff's prima facie case. On August 12, 2009, the District Court (Judge Wanger) granted the plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment regarding satisfying the conditions precedent for a Title VII sexual harassment claim and also granted the defendant's motion for partial summary judgment regarding the plaintiff's failure to satisfy the conditions precedent for a Title VII constructive discharge claim.

On October 21, 2009, the District Court (Judge Oliver W. Wanger) entered a consent decree where the defendant, among other things, agreed to pay the female employees $145,000.

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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Defendant-type
Hospital/Health Department
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) California Psychiatric Transitions, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of female employees who were subjected to a sexually hostile work environment and/or discharged in retaliation for engaging in protected activity under Title VII.
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 2009 - 2012
Case Closing Year 2009
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)
1:06-cv-01251-OWW-NEW (E.D. Cal.) 10/21/2009
EE-CA-0045-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/13/2006
EE-CA-0045-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment 07/31/2009 (644 F.Supp.2d 1249) (E.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0045-0002 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order granting in part and denying in part plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment 08/12/2009 (E.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0045-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 10/21/2009 (E.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0045-0004 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Wanger, Oliver Winston (E.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0045-0002 | EE-CA-0045-0003 | EE-CA-0045-0004 | EE-CA-0045-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Cheung, Raymond T. (California)
EE-CA-0045-9000
Hernandez, Evangelina Patricia (California)
EE-CA-0045-0001 | EE-CA-0045-9000
Johnson, Dana C. (California)
EE-CA-0045-0004 | EE-CA-0045-9000
Peck, Jonathan T. (California)
EE-CA-0045-0001
Tamayo, William Robert (California)
EE-CA-0045-0001 | EE-CA-0045-0004
Defendant's Lawyers Truszkowski, Henry Charles (California)
EE-CA-0045-0004 | EE-CA-0045-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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