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Case Name EEOC v. Health Centers of Northern New Mexico EE-NM-0024
Docket / Court 1:99-cv-01104-JAP-LFG ( D.N.M. )
State/Territory New Mexico
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 1999, the Phoenix District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Health Centers of Northern New Mexico in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ... read more >
In September 1999, the Phoenix District Office of the EEOC brought this lawsuit against Health Centers of Northern New Mexico in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant permitted sexual harassment of the complaining parties, female employees, leading to either their constructive or retaliatory discharge respectively. Following some discovery, the parties settled the dispute through a consent decree in July 2000.

The three-year decree, containing an anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation clause, required the defendant to: report discrimination or retaliation complaints to the EEOC, perform other compliance reporting, hold annual training sessions and keep records of the employees attending them, permit EEOC inspections, designate a supervisory or managerial employee in each region as investigative officers for sexual harassment issues, provide complainants with neutral references, post notice of employee rights, and pay $40,000 to be distributed among three individuals.

David Friedman - 10/30/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Demotion
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Health Centers of Northern New Mexico
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 - 2003
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)
1:99-cv-01104-JAP-LFG (D.N.M.) 07/12/2000
EE-NM-0024-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/1999
EE-NM-0024-0001.pdf | Detail
Memorandum Opinion and Order [Granting Plaintiff's Motion to Strike] 04/14/2000 (D.N.M.)
EE-NM-0024-0002.pdf | Detail
Order on Plaintiff's Motion to Compel 06/07/2000 (D.N.M.)
EE-NM-0024-0003.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 07/12/2000
EE-NM-0024-0004.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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