Case: EEOC v. CHRIST HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER

1:00-cv-05999 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Sept. 29, 2000

Closed Date: July 23, 2001

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Case Summary

In September 2000, the EEOC district office in Chicago, Illinois brought this suit against Christ Hospital & Medical Center, a general health care facility, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged race discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The black female employee alleged she was subject to different terms and conditions from other non-black employee; received discipline that non-black employees were not subj…

In September 2000, the EEOC district office in Chicago, Illinois brought this suit against Christ Hospital & Medical Center, a general health care facility, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged race discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The black female employee alleged she was subject to different terms and conditions from other non-black employee; received discipline that non-black employees were not subjected to; and that the aforementioned practices created an environment that would have forced any reasonable employee to quit his or her position, thus constructively discharging her. The parties agreed to trial by a magistrate judge and to attend a settlement conference, where the parties subsequently came to an agreement and a consent decree was entered in July 2001.

In the consent decree, the defendant agreed to (1) pay the aggrieved employee $40,350 in back pay, compensatory damages, and attorney's fees; (2) post notices concerning Title VII; (3) not retaliate or discriminate on the basis of race; (4) train all of its employees in race discrimination law; and (5) make semi-annual reports to the EEOC of complaints regarding race discrimination made by its employees.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (6/2/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:00-cv-05999

Docket (PACER)

US EEOC v. Christ Hospital & Medical Center

July 23, 2001

July 23, 2001

Docket
1

1:00-cv-05999

Complaint

EEOC v. Christ Hospital & Medical Center

Sept. 29, 2000

Sept. 29, 2000

Complaint

1:00-cv-05999

Consent Decree

US EEOC v. Christ Hospital & Medical Center

July 23, 2001

July 23, 2001

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/11226724/us-eeoc-v-christ-hosp-med/

Last updated July 29, 2022, 3:06 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of John C. Hendrickson, Jean Powers Kamp, Keith L. Spence as attorney(s) for plaintiff ( no summons(es) issued.) ( Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (yap) (Entered: 10/02/2000)

Sept. 29, 2000

Sept. 29, 2000

Clearinghouse

SCHEDULE set on 11/3/00 by Hon. Charles P. Kocoras : Status hearing set to 9:30 12/6/00. At the initial hearing, parties to report on the following: 1. Possibility of settlement. 2. If no possibility of settlement exists, the nature and length of discovery necessary to prepare case for trial. Discovery plans need not be in writing unless ordered by the Court. Provisions of FRCivP 26 (a)(1) shall not apply unless expressly ordered by the Court. Plaintiff is directed to advise all other parties of the Court's action herein. Lead counsel for each party is required to attend the initial hearing. Mailed notice (sct)

Nov. 3, 2000

Nov. 3, 2000

PACER
2

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Joan E. Gale, Angela Renee Mersch (fce) (Entered: 11/29/2000)

Nov. 28, 2000

Nov. 28, 2000

PACER
3

WAIVER of service of summons as to defendant sent on 9/29/00. (fce) (Entered: 11/29/2000)

Nov. 28, 2000

Nov. 28, 2000

PACER
5

UNOPPOSED MOTION by defendant for extension of time in which to file an answer or otherwise plead to complaint ; Notice. (cem) (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Nov. 28, 2000

Nov. 28, 2000

PACER
4

EXPEDITED REFERRAL ORDER: Case referred to Hon. Geraldine Soat Brown for settlement conference. Mailed notice. (sct) (Entered: 12/06/2000)

Dec. 6, 2000

Dec. 6, 2000

PACER
6

MINUTE ORDER of 12/6/00 by Hon. Charles P. Kocoras: Status hearing held. Defendant's unopposed motion for an extension of time answer or otherwise plead is granted to 01/08/01 [5-1]. Cause to be referred to Magistrate Judge Brown for a settlement conference. Mailed notice (cem) (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Dec. 6, 2000

Dec. 6, 2000

PACER
7

MINUTE ORDER of 12/13/00 by Hon. Geraldine Soat Brown : The referral of this matter having been assigned to Magistrate Judge Geraldine Soat Brown, an initial status hearing is hereby set before Magistrate Judge Brown on 01/04/01 at 9:30 a.m. in courtroom 1812 . Mailed notice (mw) (Entered: 12/15/2000)

Dec. 13, 2000

Dec. 13, 2000

PACER
8

MINUTE ORDER of 1/4/01 by Hon. Geraldine Soat Brown : Status hearing held. Settlement conference set for 1:30 p.m. on 3/7/01. The parties are to comply with Judge Brown's standing order for settlement conference. Mailed notices by judge's staff. (las) (Entered: 01/08/2001)

Jan. 4, 2001

Jan. 4, 2001

PACER
9

ANSWER by defendant and affirmative defenses to plaintiff's complaint [1-1]; Notice. (mw) (Entered: 01/09/2001)

Jan. 8, 2001

Jan. 8, 2001

PACER
10

MINUTE ORDER of 3/7/01 by Hon. Geraldine Soat Brown : Settlement conference held. Counsel for the respective parties are to exchange certain information identified at the settlement conference prior to the next status date before Judge Brown. Status hearing set before Judge Brown on 4/11/01 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss continuation of settlement conference. Notices mailed by judge's staff (rmm) (Entered: 03/09/2001)

March 7, 2001

March 7, 2001

PACER
11

MINUTE ORDER of 4/11/01 by Hon. Geraldine Soat Brown: Status hearing held and continued to 5/10/01 at 9:30 a.m. Ms. Moore-Gibbs is to advise the plaintiff's attorney about the next status hearing date. Notices mailed by judge's staff (vmj) (Entered: 04/16/2001)

April 11, 2001

April 11, 2001

PACER
12

MINUTE ORDER of 5/10/01 by Hon. Geraldine Soat Brown: Status hearing held. Settlement conference set for 6/21/01 at 1:30 p.m. Notices mailed by judge's staff (vmj) (Entered: 05/15/2001)

May 10, 2001

May 10, 2001

PACER
13

MINUTE ORDER of 6/21/01 by Hon. Geraldine Soat Brown : Continued settlement conference held. Parties reach agreement in principle subject to the finalized terms in the necessary documents. Status hearing set for 7/19/01 at 9:30 am . Mailed notices by judge's staff (cem) (Entered: 06/25/2001)

June 21, 2001

June 21, 2001

PACER
14

MINUTE ORDER of 7/19/01 by Hon. Geraldine Soat Brown : Status hearing held. Parties report case has settled (Entered consent decree.) Mailed notice by judge's staff. (yp) (Entered: 07/23/2001)

July 19, 2001

July 19, 2001

PACER
15

CONSENT by plaintiff to exercise of jurisdiction by a United States Magistrate Judge. (yp) (Entered: 07/23/2001)

July 19, 2001

July 19, 2001

PACER
16

CONSENT by defendant to exercise of jurisdiction by a United States Magistrate Judge. (yp) (Entered: 07/23/2001)

July 19, 2001

July 19, 2001

PACER
17

REASSIGNMENT ORDER of 7/19/01 Case reassigned to Honorable Geraldine Soat Brown from Honorable Charles P. Kocoras purusant to Local Rule 73.1, Terminating the case referral to Hon. Geraldine Soat Brown (For further detail see order.) Mailed notice. (yp) (Entered: 07/23/2001)

July 19, 2001

July 19, 2001

PACER
18

MINUTE ORDER of 7/23/01 by Hon. Geraldine Soat Brown : Parties having reached a settlement and the court having entered a consent decree, the court hereby dismisses this case with prejudice with the court retaining jurisdiction to enforce the consent decree. terminating case Mailed notice by judge's staff. (yp) (Entered: 07/24/2001)

July 23, 2001

July 23, 2001

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 29, 2000

Closing Date: July 23, 2001

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Christ Hospital & Medical Center (Oak Lawn, IL), Private Entity/Person

Christ Hospital & Medical Center, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 40350

Order Duration: 2001 - 2003

Content of Injunction:

Provide antidiscrimination training

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discipline

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits