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Case Name Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Providence Hospital EE-DC-0076
Docket / Court 1:13-CV-01958 ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On December 9, 2013, the EEOC filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of Washington, D.C. on behalf of a disabled medical assistant against her employer, a hospital, alleging that the hospital violated the Americans With Disabilities Act and Title I of the Civil Rights Act by ... read more >
On December 9, 2013, the EEOC filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of Washington, D.C. on behalf of a disabled medical assistant against her employer, a hospital, alleging that the hospital violated the Americans With Disabilities Act and Title I of the Civil Rights Act by discriminating against the employee due to her disability. The EEOC requested compensatory and punitive damages, injunctive relief, and costs for the action. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the hospital denied the employee use of her cane and then fired her when she informed them that she needed to use a cane while working.

The defendant filed an answer to the complaint on February 14, 2014, and discovery was scheduled to be completed by October 2014. On August 12, 2014, the EEOC filed a stipulation of dismissal because the medical assistant, who the EEOC had filed the lawsuit on behalf of, had unexpectedly passed away on June 9, 2014, due to an automobile accident. The case is now closed.

Chris MacColl - 02/23/2014
Lisa Limb - 03/21/2019


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Defendant-type
Hospital/Health Department
Disability
Mobility impairment
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Providence Hospital
Plaintiff Description EEOC on behalf of a hospital worker suffering from impairment of her spine who alleges reasonable accommodations were not made.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Filing Year 2013
Case Closing Year 2014
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
1:13−cv−01958 (D.D.C.)
EE-DC-0076-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/12/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-DC-0076-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/09/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulation of Dismissal [ECF# 9]
EE-DC-0076-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/12/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Huvelle, Ellen Segal (D.D.C.) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Barnes, Lynette (North Carolina) show/hide docs
EE-DC-0076-0001
Garber, Amy E. (Virginia) show/hide docs
EE-DC-0076-0001 | EE-DC-0076-0002 | EE-DC-0076-9000
Lee, James L. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Lopez, P. David (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Gunderson, Eric W. (Maryland) show/hide docs
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