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Case Name EEOC v. CENTRAL PARK LODGES LONG TERM CARE INC (d/b/a LINDEN GROVE HEALTH CARE CENTER) EE-WA-0046
Docket / Court 3:04-cv-05627-RBL ( W.D. Wash. )
State/Territory Washington
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2004, the Seattle District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Central Park Lodges Long Term Care, Inc., d/b/a Linden Grove Health Care Center, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against ... read more >
In September 2004, the Seattle District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Central Park Lodges Long Term Care, Inc., d/b/a Linden Grove Health Care Center, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the charging parties, employees in the defendant's residential care facility, on the basis of their race (African American, Hispanic or Asian American) by subjecting them to harassment, making race-based work assignments, and denying them promotions because of their race. In October 2004, seven charging parties intervened in the suit. After some scheduling orders, a proposed consent decree was submitted to the court for preliminary approval in January 2005, and the parties reached a final settlement in May 2005 through a consent decree.

The three-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: revise and distribute its EEO policy, provide annual EEO training for all employees, post a notice of the settlement, report to the EEOC every six months, provide neutral references for the charging parties, expunge the charging parties' personnel files of all references to the charges of discrimination, and post job vacancies in a designated employee area. In addition, the defendant agreed to pay $270,000 to be divided among eight charging parties; $100,000 to establish a settlement fund; and $130,000 for the charging parties' attorneys' fees.

Michele Marxkors - 06/25/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Neutral/Positive Reference
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Pay / Benefits
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
National Origin/Ethnicity
Hispanic
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Race
Asian/Pacific Islander
Black
Causes of Action State Anti-Discrimination Law
State law
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Central Park Lodges Long Term Care, Inc.
John Doe Andreasen
Marietta Andreasen
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
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)
3:04-cv-05627-RBL (W.D. Wash.) 07/19/2005
EE-WA-0046-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/24/2004
EE-WA-0046-0001.pdf | Detail
Intervenor's Complaint for Damages 10/18/2004
EE-WA-0046-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Intervenor's First Amended Complaint for Damages 11/09/2004
EE-WA-0046-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Final Order Approving Consent Decree 05/13/2005
EE-WA-0046-0006.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree and Order of Dismissal 05/18/2005
EE-WA-0046-0007.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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