Case: EEOC v. Nexion Health ("Mount Pleasant Healthcare Center")

2:03-cv-00343 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Filed Date: Sept. 30, 2003

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

In September 2003, the Dallas District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Nexion Health, Inc., d/b/a Mount Pleasant Healthcare Center, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant transferred the charging party, a female employee, from a full-time position to a part-time position because she was pregnant. After …

In September 2003, the Dallas District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Nexion Health, Inc., d/b/a Mount Pleasant Healthcare Center, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas alleging discrimination on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant transferred the charging party, a female employee, from a full-time position to a part-time position because she was pregnant. After some scheduling orders, it appears that the parties decided to settle in February 2004. However, they did not reach a final settlement until April 2004 when they settled through a consent decree.

The three-year decree contained non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses and required the defendant to: post a Title VII notice, provide annual Title VII training for its managers and supervisors at its Mount Pleasant location, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, and pay the charging party $15,000.

The decree was entered in 2004 and scheduled to last 2007. No further docket entries exist, so the case is closed.

Summary Authors

Michele Marxkors (6/27/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:03-cv-00343

Docket

EEOC v. Nexion Health Inc

Sept. 10, 2004

Sept. 10, 2004

Docket
1

2:03-cv-00343

Complaint

EEOC v. Nexion Health Inc

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

Complaint
7

2:03-cv-00343

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Nexion Health Inc

April 27, 2004

April 27, 2004

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 12, 2022, 3:11 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

Original Complaint with JURY DEMAND filed. Cause: 28:451 Employment Discrimination (poa) (Entered: 09/30/2003)

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

Summons(es) issued for Nexion Health Inc and mailed to attorney (poa) (Entered: 09/30/2003)

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

Magistrate consent forms mailed to EEOC (poa) (Entered: 09/30/2003)

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

Fee waived USA pla (poa) (Entered: 09/30/2003)

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

Corrected Summons(es) issued for Nexion Health Inc dba Mt Pleasant Healthcare Center & mld to pla's attorney (ktd) (Entered: 10/02/2003)

Oct. 2, 2003

Oct. 2, 2003

2

Answer to complaint by Nexion Health Inc (ktd) (Entered: 11/13/2003)

Nov. 13, 2003

Nov. 13, 2003

Magistrate consent forms mailed to Nexion Health Inc (ktd) (Entered: 11/13/2003)

Nov. 13, 2003

Nov. 13, 2003

3

Application by Nexion Health Inc for Terrence B Robinson to appear PHV (poa) (Entered: 11/18/2003)

Nov. 13, 2003

Nov. 13, 2003

PHV Filing Fee paid by atty Terrence Robinson; PHV FILING FEE $ 25.00 RECEIPT # 101791 (poa) (Entered: 11/18/2003)

Nov. 14, 2003

Nov. 14, 2003

4

Answer to original complaint by Nexion Health Inc (poa) (Entered: 11/18/2003)

Nov. 18, 2003

Nov. 18, 2003

5

NOTICE of Hearing: Scheduling Conference set for 3/1/04 3:15 PM in Ctrm 106 (Marshall) before Judge T. John Ward. (shd, ) (Entered: 02/12/2004)

Feb. 9, 2004

Feb. 9, 2004

6

ORDER/Notice of Scheduling Conference set for 3/1/2004 03:15 PM in Ctrm 106 (Marshall) before Judge T. John Ward.. Signed by Judge T. John Ward on 2/9/2004. (rvw, ) (Entered: 02/18/2004)

Feb. 10, 2004

Feb. 10, 2004

Case announced settled by letter received via fax on 2/27/04 to the Court from Terrence Robinson. (shd, ) (Entered: 03/01/2004)

Feb. 27, 2004

Feb. 27, 2004

Mail Returned as Undeliverable. Mail sent to James Merrill Neel (ktd, ) (Entered: 03/04/2004)

March 3, 2004

March 3, 2004

7

CONSENT JUDGMENT. This decree is made and entered into between the pla and the dft. The parties desire to compromise and settle the differences embodied in the aforementioned lawsuit. The parties agree to bear their own costs associated with this action, including atty fees. The term of this decree is 3 years from the effective date; the ct shall retain jurisdiction to enforce the terms of this decree until the expiration of the term of the Consent Decree.. Signed by Judge T. John Ward on 4/27/04. (ktd, ) (Entered: 04/27/2004)

April 27, 2004

April 27, 2004

Shipped to FRC on 8/18/04, Accession Number 021-04-0284, Location E-30-067-6-3, Box 8 of 10. (ch, ) (Entered: 09/10/2004)

Sept. 10, 2004

Sept. 10, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2003

Closing Date: 2007

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

Nexion Health, 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: 15000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

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

Discrimination-basis:

Pregnancy discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits