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Case Name EEOC v. L.J. HOME HEALTH SERVICES, INC. EE-MN-0037
Docket / Court 0:99-cv-00816-PAM-JGL ( D. Minn. )
State/Territory Minnesota
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Minneapolis District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, against L.J. Home Health Services, Inc. The complaint, filed in May 1999, alleged religious discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 19 ... read more >
The Minneapolis District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, against L.J. Home Health Services, Inc. The complaint, filed in May 1999, alleged religious discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the claimants alleged that they were required by Defendants to attend daily prayer sessions in violation of their religious beliefs and were terminated when they stopped attending the sessions. In July 2000, Defendants moved for summary judgment. The motion was denied in September 2000.

In March 2001, the parties settled and the case was dismissed, and in May 2001, the judgment was entered by the court. The judgment stated that Defendant had no resources to pay any monetary judgment, but that for as long as Defendant remained in operation and, at any time that Defendant resumed operation in a 3 year period, Defendant would not require any employee to participate in prayer or take any adverse action against any employee who declines to participate in any voluntary prayer session.

Shankar Viswanathan - 06/04/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Religion 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) L.J. Home Health Services, 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 Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration 2001 - 2004
Case Closing Year 2001
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-00816-PAM-JGL (D. Minn.) 05/24/2001
EE-MN-0037-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order 06/27/2000 (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0037-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Denying S/J] 09/05/2000 (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0037-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order of Dismissal 03/21/2001 (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0037-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment 05/24/2001 (D. Minn.)
EE-MN-0037-0004 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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