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Case Name EEOC v. EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION EE-MN-0012
Docket / Court CV99-1489 ADM/AJB ( D. Minn. )
State/Territory Minnesota
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On September 30, 1999, the Milwaukee and Minneapolis offices of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII against the Emergency Physicians Professional Association in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. We have no record of the complaint in this ... read more >
On September 30, 1999, the Milwaukee and Minneapolis offices of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII against the Emergency Physicians Professional Association in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. We have no record of the complaint in this case, but we know from the consent decree that the EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the rights of three female complainants by subjecting them to a sexually hostile work environment.

On April 12, 2000, the parties entered into a consent decree, which was adopted by the court on May 19, 2000. Under the terms of the decree, the defendants were prohibited from discriminating against any employee on the basis of their sex. They were required to post notice of the employment discrimination laws in their offices, and they agreed to pay $155,000 in wages and future pecuniary damages to the complainants. The defendants agreed to have all supervisors, managers, and human resources personnel undergo equal employment opportunity training in the year 2000. Finally, under the decree, on December 1, 2000, and May 1, 2001, the defendants were required to provide to the EEOC a report detailing all reports of sexual harassment, including the date of the complaint and how the issues were resolved.

Kristen Sagar - 03/04/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
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) Emergency Physicians Professional Association
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 - 2001
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)
0:99-cv-01489-ADM-AJB (D. Minn.) 05/19/2000
EE-MN-0012-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 05/19/2000
EE-MN-0012-0001.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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