Case: EEOC v. HEALTHHELP INC

2:03-cv-01204 | U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

Filed Date: June 24, 2003

Closed Date: April 12, 2008

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Case Summary

The Phoenix office of the EEOC brought this suit against HealthHelp Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona in June 2003. The EEOC alleged the defendant violated Title VII by terminating employees who had brought complaints against the defendant for discriminatory action. Three employees were allowed to intervene in the suit and the case was consolidated with the private party case (2:03-cv-01216-RGS) in August 2003. This case was designated the lead case. The defendant …

The Phoenix office of the EEOC brought this suit against HealthHelp Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona in June 2003. The EEOC alleged the defendant violated Title VII by terminating employees who had brought complaints against the defendant for discriminatory action. Three employees were allowed to intervene in the suit and the case was consolidated with the private party case (2:03-cv-01216-RGS) in August 2003. This case was designated the lead case. The defendant filed a motion for summary judgment, which was denied. After a settlement conference, the parties entered a consent decree, which was signed in April 2006.

The decree included non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the creation of an anti-discrimination policy, required the posting and distribution of the policy, and required EEO training of all employees. The decree also required the defendants to submit reports on complaints to the EEOC on an annual basis. The defendant also agreed to expunge the employment records of the complainants. The EEOC retained the right to enter and inspect defendant's premises and work site to ensure compliance. The injunctive parts of the decree had a two year term. In the event of non-compliance, the decree called for court enforcement, an indefinite extension of the decree, and the awarding of attorney's fees and costs and fines for contempt of court. Defendant also agreed to pay a settlement amount of $450,000, which included $110,000 in attorney fees. The docket sheet shows that no further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2008.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (8/5/2008)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:03-cv-01204

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. HealthHelp Inc

April 12, 2006

April 12, 2006

Docket
1

2:03-cv-01204

Complaint

EEOC v.HealthHelp, Inc

June 24, 2003

June 24, 2003

Complaint
9

2:03-cv-01204

[Intervenors'] Complaint

EEOC v. HealthHelp

Aug. 29, 2003

Aug. 29, 2003

Complaint
80

2:03-cv-01204

2:03-cv-01216

Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment]

EEOC v. HealthHelp Inc

2005 WL 2416515, 2005 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 22297

Sept. 30, 2005

Sept. 30, 2005

Order/Opinion
97

2:03-cv-01204

2:03-cv-01216

Consent Decree

EEOC v. HealthHelp Inc

April 12, 2006

April 12, 2006

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4625716/eeoc-v-healthhelp-inc/

Last updated July 18, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
80

ORDER denying 59 Motion for Summary Judgment FURTHER ORDERED granting 71 Motion to Strike Objections 69 . Signed by Judge Roger G Strand on 9/27/05. (MAP, )

Sept. 30, 2005

Sept. 30, 2005

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: Arizona

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 24, 2003

Closing Date: April 12, 2008

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

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

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

HealthHelp Ince. (Phoenix, AZ), Private Entity/Person

HealthHelp 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

Any published opinion

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: 450000

Order Duration: 2006 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Monitoring

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Religion discrimination

Sex discrimination

Race:

Black

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit