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Case Name EEOC v. EMERGENCY MEDICINE ASSOCIATES, INC. EE-FL-0043
Docket / Court 2:02-cv-14139-JCP ( S.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC filed this suit on May 1, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Ft. Pierce). The complainant intervened in the suit. The EEOC alleged that defendants Emergency Medicine Associates, Inc. and Indian River Memorial Hospital, Inc. violated Title VII by sexually ... read more >
The EEOC filed this suit on May 1, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Ft. Pierce). The complainant intervened in the suit. The EEOC alleged that defendants Emergency Medicine Associates, Inc. and Indian River Memorial Hospital, Inc. violated Title VII by sexually discriminating against a female employee. Both defendants filed motions to dismiss the case that were unsuccessful. Defendant Emergency Medicine Associates, Inc. also filed a motion for summary judgment that was subsequently withdrawn. The case was referred to mediation on March 14, 2003. On December 10, 2003, two days after the motion for summary judgment was withdrawn, the parties filed notice of filing a consent decree. The consent decree was entered into the record on December 23, 2003.

In the consent decree the defendant agreed to pay $500,000, $203,200 of which applied to complainant's costs and attorney's fees. Defendant also agreed to provide training for its employees, distribute an anti-discrimination policy, appoint a coordinator, and report to the EEOC regarding complaints of discrimination.

William Burns - 03/27/2008


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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
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
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) Emergiency Medicine Associates, Inc.
Indian River Memorial Hospital, 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 2003 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2003
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)
2:02-cv-14139-JCP (S.D. Fla.) 01/12/2004
EE-FL-0043-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 05/01/2002
EE-FL-0043-0001.pdf | Detail
Intervenor Complaint 05/20/2002
EE-FL-0043-0002.pdf | Detail
Report and Reccomendation 10/16/2002 (S.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0043-0003.pdf | Detail
Order Adopting Report & Recommendation 12/18/2002 (S.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0043-0004.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 12/23/2003
EE-FL-0043-0005.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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