Case: EEOC v. Life Care Centers of America, Inc.

3:02-cv-00459 | U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 2002

Closed Date: 2006

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Seattle district office sued Life Care Centers of America, Inc., a national nursing home provider and operator. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Life Care Centers violated Title VII when it discriminated against one of its employees based on sex (female) by creating a hostile work environment and retaliated against her, leading to her constructive discharge. The parties entered into a consent decree on May 27, 2003. The consent decree stipulated that Life Centers would pay the a…

The EEOC's Seattle district office sued Life Care Centers of America, Inc., a national nursing home provider and operator. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Life Care Centers violated Title VII when it discriminated against one of its employees based on sex (female) by creating a hostile work environment and retaliated against her, leading to her constructive discharge. The parties entered into a consent decree on May 27, 2003. The consent decree stipulated that Life Centers would pay the aggrieved employee $28,000, refrain from future discrimination, institute anti-discrimination policies, revise and distribute to its employees its EEO statement, provide Title VII compliance training to its employees, implement a disciplinary program to deal with discrimination, provide semi-annual reports to the EEOC concerning compliance with the settlement agreement, and post notice of compliance with Title VII.

The decree was entered in 2003 and scheduled to last until 2006. No further docket entries exist, so the case is closed.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (6/6/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:02-cv-00459

Docket (PACER)

May 27, 2003

May 27, 2003

Docket
1

3:02-cv-00459

Complaint

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

Complaint
11

3:02-cv-00459

Consent Decree and Order Dismissing Action

May 27, 2003

May 27, 2003

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 11, 2022, 3:19 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
2

NOTICE of Availability of Magistrate Judge and Requirement for Consent sent to counsel for plaintiff (msb)

Sept. 30, 2002

Sept. 30, 2002

3

LITIGATION ORDER by Honorable Edward J. Lodge ; Teleconf set for 1/9/03 at 10:00am (cc: all counsel) (ja)

Oct. 3, 2002

Oct. 3, 2002

4

ANSWER TO COMPLAINT by def Life Care Centers of America, Inc. and jury trial demand (ja) (Entered: 11/01/2002)

Oct. 31, 2002

Oct. 31, 2002

5

NOTICE of Availability of Magistrate Judge and Requirement for Consent sent to counsel for def Life Care Centers re answer [4-1] (ja)

Nov. 1, 2002

Nov. 1, 2002

6

SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL: terminating attorney Wesley Katahira for EEOC and attorney John F Stanley for EEOC and substituting attorneys Damien Lee as primary trial counsel and Kathryn Olson as the supervisory trial attorney (ja)

Dec. 5, 2002

Dec. 5, 2002

7

LITIGATION PLAN FORM by def (ja) (Entered: 12/17/2002)

Dec. 16, 2002

Dec. 16, 2002

8

SCHEDULING ORDER, REFERRAL TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE AND MEDIATION by Honorable Edward J. Lodge ; Telephonic Status Conference set for 1/9/03 isVACATED; Discovery ddl set for 7/28/03; Pretrial Motion ddl set for 8/27/03; Jury Trial set for 4/13/04 at 9:30am in Moscow Non-dispositive motions referred to Judge Larry M. Boyle; Parties will be contacted by District's ADR coordinator (cc: all counsel) (ja)

Dec. 23, 2002

Dec. 23, 2002

9

STIPULATION to the extension of the deadlines for disclosure of expert witnesses and rebuttal thereto (ja)

Feb. 13, 2003

Feb. 13, 2003

10

ORDER by Judge Larry M. Boyle granting stipulation to the extension of the deadlines for disclosure of expert witnesses and rebuttal thereto [9-1]; pla shall disclose expert witness by 6/2/03, def shall disclose expert witnesses by 7/11/03, all rebuttal experts shall be identified by 7/25/03 (cc: all counsel) (ja)

Feb. 19, 2003

Feb. 19, 2003

11

CONSENT DECREE AND ORDER DISMISSING ACTION by Honorable Edward J. Lodge terminating case (cc: all counsel) (ja)

May 27, 2003

May 27, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: Idaho

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2002

Closing Date: 2006

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

Life Care Centers of America, Inc. (Lewiston, ID), Private Entity/Person

Life Care Centers of America, Inc., 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: 28000

Order Duration: 2003 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Expungement of Employment Record

Neutral/Positive Reference

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Retaliation Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

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

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits