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Case Name EEOC v. NORTH SHORE-LONG ISLAND JEWISH HEALTH SYSTEM EE-NY-0119
Docket / Court 1:05-cv-02769-NGG-MDG ( E.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The New York District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, against North-Shore Long Jewish Health Systems, Inc. The complaint, filed in June 2005, alleged disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities ... read more >
The New York District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, against North-Shore Long Jewish Health Systems, Inc. The complaint, filed in June 2005, alleged disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); specifically that Defendant had disclosed to the charging party's co-workers, that he was receiving psychiatric treatment, causing the charging party to be harassed by his co-workers. The charging party intervened in September 2005, additionally alleging a violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act, and was allowed to proceed anonymously.

In January 2006 the case was referred to mediation and in June 2006 the parties settled. The consent decree prohibited Defendant from discriminating based on disability and required Defendant to pay $64,000 to the charging party, provide one hour of anti-discrimination training to its employees yearly, post and distribute a notice of non-discrimination, amend its non-discrimination policy and advise its new employees of their
right to confidentiality regarding their medical information under the ADA. The settlement term was three years. The docket sheet does not show any further enforcement; the case was presumably closed in 2009.

Shankar Viswanathan - 06/28/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Esq. Vivian B. Shelanski
North Shore-Long Jewish Health System, 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 2006 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2009
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
1:05-cv-02769-NGG-MDG (E.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0119-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/18/2006
General Documents
Complaint
EE-NY-0119-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/09/2005
Plaintiff Intervenor's Complaint [ECF# 12]
EE-NY-0119-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/26/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Regarding Intervenor Plaintiff's Motions for Protective Order] [ECF# 27] (E.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0119-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/30/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion to Compel] [ECF# 32] (E.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0119-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/10/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree [ECF# 39]
EE-NY-0119-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/13/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]

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