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Case Name EEOC v. Laredo Medical Group & Mercy Health System of Texas, Inc. EE-TX-0199
Docket / Court 5:98-cv-00116 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's San Antonio office, in conjunction with its New York office, filed this suit on December 2, 1998 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Laredo Division. The EEOC alleged that defendant Laredo Medical Group discriminated against three female Hispanic employees on ... read more >
The EEOC's San Antonio office, in conjunction with its New York office, filed this suit on December 2, 1998 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Laredo Division. The EEOC alleged that defendant Laredo Medical Group discriminated against three female Hispanic employees on the basis of their sex and national origin by creating a hostile work environment, constructively discharging one employee, and retaliating in violation of Title VII. The defendant answered on March 17, 1999 and the parties settled by consent decree on April 12, 1999. The defendant agreed to pay the complainants $150,000, as well as expunging their employment records and providing them neutral references. The defendant also agreed to refrain from discriminating and retaliating, provide training for managers and human resource personnel and allow the EEOC access to inspect.

Jason Chester - 08/22/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Laredo Medical Group
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 1999 - 2000
Case Closing Year 1999
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)
5:98-cv-00116 (S.D. Tex.) 04/12/1999
EE-TX-0199-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 04/12/1999
EE-TX-0199-0001 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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