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Case Name EEOC v. HEALTHHELP INC EE-AZ-0055
Docket / Court 2:03-cv-01204-RGS ( D. Ariz. )
State/Territory Arizona
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Phoenix office of the EEOC brought this suit against HealthHelp Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona in June 2003. The EEOC alleged the defendant violated Title VII by terminating employees who had brought complaints against the defendant for discriminatory action. ... read more >
The Phoenix office of the EEOC brought this suit against HealthHelp Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona in June 2003. The EEOC alleged the defendant violated Title VII by terminating employees who had brought complaints against the defendant for discriminatory action. Three employees were allowed to intervene in the suit and the case was consolidated with the private party case (2:03-cv-01216-RGS) in August 2003. This case was designated the lead case. The defendant filed a motion for summary judgment, which was denied. After a settlement conference, the parties entered a consent decree, which was signed in April 2006.

The decree included non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the creation of an anti-discrimination policy, required the posting and distribution of the policy, and required EEO training of all employees. The decree also required the defendants to submit reports on complaints to the EEOC on an annual basis. The defendant also agreed to expunge the employment records of the complainants. The EEOC retained the right to enter and inspect defendant's premises and work site to ensure compliance. The injunctive parts of the decree had a two year term. In the event of non-compliance, the decree called for court enforcement, an indefinite extension of the decree, and the awarding of attorney's fees and costs and fines for contempt of court. Defendant also agreed to pay a settlement amount of $450,000, which included $110,000 in attorney fees.

Jason Chester - 08/05/2008


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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
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Religion discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) HealthHelp Inc
HealthHelp Ince.
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 2006 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2006
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing EE-AZ-0131 : Hagy v. Healthhelp Inc (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-1216 : case name not on file (court not recorded)
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)
2:03-cv-01204-RGS (D. Ariz.) 04/12/2006
EE-AZ-0055-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 06/24/2003
EE-AZ-0055-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: District Court
[Intervenors'] Complaint 08/29/2003
EE-AZ-0055-0004 PDF | Detail
Document Source: District Court
Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment] 09/27/2005 (2005 WL 2416515 / 2005 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 22297) (D. Ariz.)
EE-AZ-0055-0005 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Consent Decree 04/12/2006
EE-AZ-0055-0001 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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