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Case Name EEOC v. BROUSSARD CATARACT AND EYE INSTITUTE EE-LA-0010
Docket / Court 3:97-cv-00928-DEW-KLH ( W.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In May 1997, the EEOC district office in New Orleans, Louisiana brought this action against the Broussard Cataract & Eye Institute in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The EEOC alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by maintaining ... read more >
In May 1997, the EEOC district office in New Orleans, Louisiana brought this action against the Broussard Cataract & Eye Institute in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The EEOC alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by maintaining a sexually hostile work environment. After two failed motions by the defense to dismiss, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in April 2000.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of sex, post an EEO notice, distribute copies of its anti-retaliation and anti-sex discrimination policies to all its employees, provide EEO training, and expunge the complainants' employment records of all references to this litigation.

Jason Chester - 07/30/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Expungement of Employment Record
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
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Broussard Cataract & Eye Institute
Gerald Broussard
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 Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2000 - 2002
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
3:97-cv-00928-DEW-KLH (W.D. La.) 04/12/2000
EE-LA-0010-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 04/12/2000
EE-LA-0010-0001 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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