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Case Name EEOC v. GOOD SAMARITAN COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE & PUYALLUP PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATES (d/b/a GOOD SAMARITAN SURGERY CENTER) EE-WA-0019
Docket / Court 3:01-cv-05460-RJB ( W.D. Wash. )
State/Territory Washington
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC sued Good Samaritan Community Healthcare and Puyallup Professional Associates, d/b/a Good Samaritan Surgery Center, on August 16, 2001 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable, however the consent decree, entered on December 19 ... read more >
The EEOC sued Good Samaritan Community Healthcare and Puyallup Professional Associates, d/b/a Good Samaritan Surgery Center, on August 16, 2001 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The EEOC's complaint is unavailable, however the consent decree, entered on December 19, 2001, alleges that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated against its employees based on sex (female) by providing a hostile work environment leading to the constructive discharge or retaliatory discharge of numerous employees. The consent decree stipulated that the defendant would pay $170,000 in damages to be divided among eligible class members, expunge the affected employees' employment records and provide them with neutral references, post and distribute a notice of EEO rights, provide Title VII compliance training, implement a new complaint/dispute resolution process, appoint a harassment consultant, and report compliance with the consent decree and harassment complaints semiannually to the EEOC.

Aaron Weismann - 06/19/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
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
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Good Samaritan Community Healthcare and Puyallup Professional Associates
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 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)
3:01-cv-05460-RJB (W.D. Wash.) 04/25/2002
EE-WA-0019-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Consent Decree and Order of Dismissal 12/19/2001
EE-WA-0019-0001 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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