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Case Name EEOC v. Jefferson Dental Clinics, P.A. EE-TX-0183
Docket / Court 3:04-cv-01892 ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Dallas District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Jefferson Dental Clinics, P.A., in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in August 2004. The complaint alleged sexual harassment and constructive discharge for complaining in violation of Title VII of the Civil ... read more >
The Dallas District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Jefferson Dental Clinics, P.A., in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in August 2004. The complaint alleged sexual harassment and constructive discharge for complaining in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In January 2005, four female complainants filed a motion to intervene in the case; the motion was denied in September 2005. The defendant filed a motion for summary judgment in March 2005; the motion was denied in September 2005. The defendant filed a motion for an interlocutory appeal of the district court's denial of summary judgment; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed the district court and remanded the case. The case was still ongoing in the district court as of April 22, 2008.

Kevin Wilemon - 10/17/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Jefferson Dental Clinics, PA
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 None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
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)
06-10090 (U.S. Court of Appeals) 05/21/2007
EE-TX-0183-9001 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
3:04-cv-01892 (N.D. Tex.) 05/23/2008
EE-TX-0183-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 08/30/2004
EE-TX-0183-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion and Order 09/07/2005 (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0183-0006 PDF | Detail
Amended Memorandum Opinion and Order 11/10/2005 (2005 WL 3050319) (N.D. Tex.)
EE-TX-0183-0010 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
[Opinion] 05/29/2007 (478 F.3d 690)
EE-TX-0183-0007 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Judgment 05/29/2007
EE-TX-0183-0008 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 05/21/2008
EE-TX-0183-0009 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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