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Case Name EEOC v. MUHLENBERG MEDICAL ASSOCIATES EE-PA-0114
Docket / Court 2:03-cv-05461-PD ( E.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2003, the Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Muhlenberg Medical Associates in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ... read more >
In September 2003, the Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Muhlenberg Medical Associates in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the three charging parties, female employees, to a sexually hostile work environment and, in one case, denial of a promotion in retaliation for her opposition to these practices. A charging party intervened in December 2003. Following a voluntary dismissal due to settlement of a third party defendant, the parties settled the lawsuit in December 2004 through a consent decree.

The two year decree required the defendant to post notice of employee EEO rights, provide EEO training to its managers and physicians, and pay $100,500 to be distributed among three complainants and their legal counsel.

Daisy Manning - 10/12/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
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) Muhlenberg Medical 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 2004 - 2006
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)
2:03-cv-05461-PD (E.D. Pa.) 12/09/2004
EE-PA-0114-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/30/2003
EE-PA-0114-0001.pdf | Detail
Complaint of Intervenor Leanna Stastny 12/04/2003
EE-PA-0114-0004.pdf | Detail
Third Party Complaint 03/11/2004
EE-PA-0114-0003.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 11/19/2004
EE-PA-0114-0005.pdf | Detail
Order [Denying Motion to Dismiss as Moot] 12/08/2004 (E.D. Pa.)
EE-PA-0114-0006.pdf | Detail
Third Party Complaint 06/28/2007
EE-PA-0114-0002.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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