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Case Name EEOC v. PAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES INC EE-IL-0175
Docket / Court 1:04-cv-01337-JBM-JAG ( C.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2004 the Chicago district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Pal Health Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. In its complaint the EEOC alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by subjecting ... read more >
In September 2004 the Chicago district office of the EEOC brought this suit against Pal Health Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. In its complaint the EEOC alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by subjecting two female employees to sexual harassment and that the defendant constructively discharged them because of their sex.

The parties reached an agreement and filed a consent decree with the court in November 2005. The consent decree awarded monetary sums to the two charging parties and to an additional class of eight female employees. The defendant agreed to pay a total of $530,000.00 to the ten complainants. The three-year consent decree required the defendant to hire a Complaint Monitor, with the responsibility to investigate complaints of harassment, maintain records of complaints, and recommend corrective action. Additionally, the defendant was to provide anti-harassment training to its employees, post notice of equal employment rights, and to report to the EEOC semi-annually with records of all complaints.

Kevin Wilemon - 10/22/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitor/Master
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
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) Pal Health Technologies, Inc.
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 2005 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
1:04-cv-01337-JBM-JAG (C.D. Ill.) 05/30/2006
EE-IL-0175-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2004
EE-IL-0175-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 11/29/2005
EE-IL-0175-0002 PDF | Detail
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report (Nov. 2005) 11/30/2005
EE-IL-0175-0003 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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