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Case Name EEOC v. WHEELS OF WELLNESS EE-PA-0187
Docket / Court 05-4773 ( E.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Philadelphia office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, against Wheels of Wellness, Inc. The complaint, filed in September 2005, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically ... read more >
The Philadelphia office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, against Wheels of Wellness, Inc. The complaint, filed in September 2005, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that Defendant subjected the charging party to sexual harassment.

In January 2006 the parties entered into a consent decree. The decree, valid for three years, required Defendant to pay a total of $60,200 ($30,200 to the charging party and $6,000 each to five other female employees). Defendant was enjoined from discriminating or retaliating in violation of Title VII, and required to provide Title VII training to its employees, post a notice of non-discrimination at its facility, draft a policy against discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and draft a complaint procedure.

Shankar Viswanathan - 07/16/2007


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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
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
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) Wheels of Wellness
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 - 2009
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)
2:05-cv-04773-PD (E.D. Pa.) 01/27/2006
EE-PA-0187-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/06/2005
EE-PA-0187-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 01/25/2006
EE-PA-0187-0002.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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