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Case Name EEOC v. PAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES INC EE-IL-0175
Docket / Court 1:04-cv-01337-JBM-JAG ( C.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On September 29, 2004 the Chicago District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. The plaintiff sued Pal Health Technologies, Inc. under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and ... read more >
On September 29, 2004 the Chicago District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. The plaintiff sued Pal Health Technologies, Inc. under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. The plaintiff sought permanent injunctions enjoining the defendant from engaging in any employment practice that discriminates on the basis of sex; to order the defendant to institute and carry out policies providing equal employment opportunities for women; require the defendant to provide harmed women back pay, pecuniary losses and punitive damages. The plaintiff claimed that the defendant discriminated against two female employees ("DRSS" and "LR") and a class of female employees by subjecting them to sexual harassment and that the defendant constructively discharged them because of their sex.

On November 30, 2005, the parties reached an agreement and the U.S. District Court Judge Joe B. McDade issued a consent decree. The consent decree awarded monetary sums to the two charging parties and to an additional class of eight female employees. The defendant agreed to pay $135,000 to DRSSS, $45,000 to LR, and a total of $350,000 to eight other female complainants. The three-year consent decree required the defendant to hire a Complaint Monitor, with the responsibility to investigate complaints of harassment, maintain records of complaints, and recommend corrective action. Additionally, the defendant was to provide anti-harassment training to its employees, post notice of equal employment rights, and to report to the EEOC semi-annually with records of all complaints.

The case is closed.

Kevin Wilemon - 10/22/2007
Joanna Kuzdra - 03/30/2018


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitor/Master
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Training
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Pal Health Technologies, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of two female employees and a class of female employees.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se 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 2005 - 2008
Filing Year 2004
Case Closing Year 2008
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
1:04-cv-01337-JBM-JAG (C.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0175-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/02/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint Jury Trial Demand [ECF# 1]
EE-IL-0175-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/29/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree [ECF# 15]
EE-IL-0175-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/29/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report (Nov. 2005)
EE-IL-0175-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/30/2005
Judges Gorman, John A. (C.D. Ill.) [Magistrate]
EE-IL-0175-9000
McDade, Joe Billy (C.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0175-0002 | EE-IL-0175-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Hendrickson, John C. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0175-0002 | EE-IL-0175-9000
Henry, Ann M. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0175-0002 | EE-IL-0175-9000
Smason, Diane I. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0175-0002 | EE-IL-0175-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Begian, Daniel R. (Missouri)
EE-IL-0175-0002 | EE-IL-0175-9000
Hartstein, Barry A. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0175-0002 | EE-IL-0175-9000

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