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Case Name EEOC v. RIVER OAKS DIAGNOSTIC NETWORK et al EE-TX-0303
Docket / Court 4:01-cv-03966 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Houston Office of the EEOC filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The Defendants were River Oaks Diagnostics and other associated companies, a network of outpatient radiology centers. The controversy involved the alleged sexual harassment of five ... read more >
The Houston Office of the EEOC filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The Defendants were River Oaks Diagnostics and other associated companies, a network of outpatient radiology centers. The controversy involved the alleged sexual harassment of five women, and retaliation against one for her complaints in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The lawsuit was filed in November 2001 and was resolved by consent decree six days later. The complainants, who did not intervene in the case, were awarded an undisclosed amount of money and were guaranteed neutral references. In addition, the company agreed to provide a training seminar for all managers, to post and circulate a Notice, and to not re-hire the accused supervisor or to provide him with a positive reference. The decree was to last for five years, but it was dissolved at the request of all parties in March 2004.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/22/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
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) Billing and Collection Affiliates Ltd.
Billing and Collection Affiliates Ltd.
Richmond Billing Affilliates Ltd.
Richmond Billing Affilliates Ltd.
River Oaks Diagnostic Network Inc.
River Oaks Diagnostic Network Inc.
River Oaks Imaging and Diagnostic Center Inc.
River Oaks Imaging and Diagnostic Center 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 Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2001 - 2006
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)
4:01-cv-03966 (S.D. Tex.) 03/03/2004
EE-TX-0303-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 11/21/2001
EE-TX-0303-0001 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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