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Case Name EEOC v. SALINE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (d/b/a SALINE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL) EE-AR-0042
Docket / Court 4:03-cv-00399-JMM ( E.D. Ark. )
State/Territory Arkansas
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In May 2003, the Little Rock EEOC office, along with the Memphis office, brought this suit against the Saline County Medical Center d/b/a Saline Memorial Hospital in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The private party intervened in the EEOC case in April 2004. The ... read more >
In May 2003, the Little Rock EEOC office, along with the Memphis office, brought this suit against the Saline County Medical Center d/b/a Saline Memorial Hospital in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The private party intervened in the EEOC case in April 2004. The complaint alleged that the private party plaintiff, a female employee of the hospital, was subjected to pervasive sexual harassment and the defendant failed to take action in response to her complaints in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The case was settled in June 2004 by consent decree. The complainant was awarded $43,500; no mention of the harassment charge was to be included in her personnel file, and she was to be given a neutral reference to potential employers. The decree also required defendant to post notice of Title VII rights, distribute its sexual harassment policy to all employees, and to hold a sexual harassment training session.

Kevin Wilemon - 09/24/2007


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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
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
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
State Anti-Discrimination Law
Defendant(s) Saline County Medical Center
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 2004 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2004
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)
4:03-cv-00399-JMM (E.D. Ark.) 06/07/2004
EE-AR-0042-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 05/28/2003
EE-AR-0042-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Complaint in Intervention 04/19/2004
EE-AR-0042-0002 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 06/07/2004
EE-AR-0042-0003 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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