Case: EEOC v. TENET HEALTHCARE, LTD. d/b/a/ BROWNSVILLE MEDICAL

1:98-cv-00189 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Filed Date: Dec. 28, 1998

Closed Date: Jan. 21, 2000

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Case Summary

In December 1998, the EEOC district office in San Antonio, Texas brought this suit against Tenet Healthcare, LTD, doing business as Brown Medical Center, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The complaint is currently unavailable. The consent decree states that seven named female employees claimed that a manager in the Food and Nutrition Services Department in the defendant's establishment verbally abused, touched, and made sexual advances toward them.

A consent decree was entered in January 2000. In the consent decree, the parties agree that the defendant would pay the female employees a total of $765,000, refrain from discriminating on the basis of sex, provide EEO training for all of its staff, and post EEO notices.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (6/14/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:98-cv-00189

Docket (PACER)

E E O C v. Tenet Health Care

Jan. 21, 2000

Jan. 21, 2000

Docket
33

1:98-cv-00189

Final Judgment Order Entering Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Tenet Health Care, Ltd. d/b/a Brownsville Medical Center

Jan. 21, 2000

Jan. 21, 2000

Order/Opinion
34

1:98-cv-00189

Consent Decree

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Tenet Health Care, Ltd. d/b/a Brownsville Medical Center

Jan. 21, 2000

Jan. 21, 2000

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4396301/e-e-o-c-v-tenet-health-care/

Last updated Sept. 4, 2022, 3:09 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; (fmremp)

Dec. 28, 1998

Dec. 28, 1998

PACER
2

ORDER set pretrial conference for 10:30 4/22/99 before Judge Hilda G. Tagle, entered; Parties notified. () (fmremp)

Dec. 28, 1998

Dec. 28, 1998

RECAP
3

ANSWER to Complaint by Tenet Health Care (Added attorney Michael W Fox), filed. (ogutierrez)

March 16, 1999

March 16, 1999

PACER
4

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE of interested parties by Tenet Health Care, filed. (ogutierrez)

March 25, 1999

March 25, 1999

PACER
5

JOINT DISCOVERY/Case Management Plan by E E O C, Tenet Health Care, filed. (ogutierrez)

April 7, 1999

April 7, 1999

PACER
6

Minute entry: Initial pretrial conference b/Judge Tagle. Atty Chris Pittard f/pltf; Chris Sherer f/dft; Law clerk Trevino present; Status conference set for 7/16/99 at 2pm. Dft informed court that they are in arbitration with Ms.Leticia Roman a former employe of dft. Scheduling order accepted and signed by the Court. terminated deadlines Ct Reporter: Breck Record (ogutierrez)

April 22, 1999

April 22, 1999

PACER
7

ORDER set status conference for 2:00 7/16/99 before Judge Hilda G. Tagle, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Hilda G. Tagle ) (ogutierrez)

April 22, 1999

April 22, 1999

RECAP
8

ORDER set scheduling order deadlines: joining of parties, amended pleadings 6/30/99 ; Expert witness list submitted by 10/29/99 ; Discovery cutoff 12/1/99 ; Deadline for filing all dispositive motions 12/30/99 ; Deadline for filing non-dispositive motions 12/30/99 ; Pretrial order to be submitted on or before 1/18/00 ; Docket call and final pretrial conference deadline 1:30 2/3/00 ; Trial date deadline <date not set> ; ETT: 4 days;, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Hilda G. Tagle ) (ogutierrez)

April 22, 1999

April 22, 1999

RECAP
9

PRETRIAL BRIEF On mandatory arbitration and the EEOC by E E O C, filed. (ogutierrez)

July 15, 1999

July 15, 1999

PACER
10

NOTICE of Certificate of pltf regarding financial interest by E E O C, filed (ogutierrez)

July 15, 1999

July 15, 1999

PACER
11

Minute entry: Status conference b/Judge Tagle; Attys Chris Pittard f/pltf; Michael W Fox f/dft. Status conference reset for 9/29/99 at 2pm. Parties informed the court that the arbitration decision regarding Ms. Leticia Roman is due on 8/5/99. Dft anticipates filing motion to dismiss pltfs claims for monetary relief in August 99, with argument at the next status conference. terminated deadlines Ct Reporter: Breck Record (ogutierrez)

July 16, 1999

July 16, 1999

PACER
12

ORDER set status conference for 2:00 9/29/99 before Judge Hilda G. Tagle, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Hilda G. Tagle ) (ogutierrez)

July 16, 1999

July 16, 1999

RECAP
13

ORDER reset status conference for 1:30 10/7/99 before Judge Hilda G. Tagle, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Hilda G. Tagle ) (ogutierrez)

July 21, 1999

July 21, 1999

RECAP
14

DESIGNATION by E E O C designating Robert Christan Pittard as attorney in charge, filed. (ogutierrez)

July 22, 1999

July 22, 1999

PACER
15

SUPPLEMENTAL CERTIFICATE REGARDING [10-1] NOTICE of financial interest by E E O C, filed. (ogutierrez)

July 29, 1999

July 29, 1999

PACER
16

OPPOSITION RESPONSE by Tenet Health Care to [15-1] supplemental certificate of plaintiff regarding financial interest, filed. (ogutierrez)

Aug. 19, 1999

Aug. 19, 1999

PACER
17

RESPONSE by E E O C in opposition to [15-1] supplemental certificate of pltf regarding financial interest, filed (ogutierrez)

Aug. 31, 1999

Aug. 31, 1999

PACER
19

MOTION to sever, for separate trial by Tenet Health Care, Motion Docket Date 10/13/99 [19-1] motion, 10/13/99 [19-2] motion, filed. (ogutierrez)

Sept. 23, 1999

Sept. 23, 1999

PACER
20

MOTION for partial dismissal, to stay action by Tenet Health Care, Motion Docket Date 10/13/99 [20-1] motion, 10/13/99 [20-2] motion, filed. (ogutierrez)

Sept. 23, 1999

Sept. 23, 1999

PACER
18

ORDER reset status conference for 3:00 10/6/99 before Judge Hilda G. Tagle, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Hilda G. Tagle ) (ogutierrez)

Sept. 24, 1999

Sept. 24, 1999

RECAP
21

MOTION for continuance of status conference until 10/21/99 by E E O C, Motion Docket Date 10/20/99 [21-1] motion, filed. (ogutierrez)

Sept. 30, 1999

Sept. 30, 1999

PACER
22

ORDER granting [21-1] motion for continuance of status conference until 10/21/99 reset status conference for 10:00 11/2/99 before Judge Hilda G. Tagle, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Hilda G. Tagle ) (ogutierrez)

Oct. 5, 1999

Oct. 5, 1999

RECAP
23

RESPONSE by E E O C to [19-1] motion to sever, filed. (lalaniz)

Oct. 13, 1999

Oct. 13, 1999

PACER
24

SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF in response to [20-1] motion for partial dismissal, [20-2] motion to stay action by E E O C, filed. (lalaniz)

Oct. 13, 1999

Oct. 13, 1999

PACER
25

NOTICE of attorney appearance for E E O C by Javier N Maldonado, filed (ogutierrez)

Oct. 27, 1999

Oct. 27, 1999

PACER
26

REPLY by Tenet Health Care to response to [20-1] motion for partial dismissal, [20-2] motion to stay action, filed (ogutierrez)

Oct. 28, 1999

Oct. 28, 1999

PACER
27

REPLY by Tenet Health Care to response to [19-1] motion to sever, [19-2] motion for separate trial, filed (ogutierrez)

Oct. 28, 1999

Oct. 28, 1999

PACER
28

Minute entry: Status Conference b/Judge Tagle held. Attys Chris Pittard f/pltf; and Michael Fox f/dft. Objections to pltf supplemental certification regarding financial interest is overruled-- terminated deadlines [20-1] Rulings--motion for partial dismissal taken under advisement, [20-2] motion to stay action taken under advisement, [19-1] motion to sever taken under advisement, [19-2] motion for separate trial taken under advisement Ct Reporter: Breck Record. Law clerk present was Henri Nicolas (ogutierrez)

Nov. 2, 1999

Nov. 2, 1999

PACER
29

JOINT MOTION for extension of remaining deadlines by E E O C, Tenet Health Care, filed (ogutierrez)

Dec. 1, 1999

Dec. 1, 1999

PACER
30

ORDER denying [29-1] joint motion for extension of remaining deadlines, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Hilda G. Tagle ) (ogutierrez)

Dec. 7, 1999

Dec. 7, 1999

RECAP
31

NOTICE of Advisory to the Court on tentative settlement agreement by E E O C, filed (ogutierrez)

Jan. 3, 2000

Jan. 3, 2000

PACER
32

JOINT MOTION for entry of consent decree by E E O C, Tenet Health Care, filed (ogutierrez)

Jan. 21, 2000

Jan. 21, 2000

PACER
33

FINAL JUDGMENT ORDER granting [32-1] joint motion for entry of consent decree, entered; The Court finds that all issues in the Complaint have been disposed of that the parties are in agreement. Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Hilda G. Tagle ) (ogutierrez)

Jan. 21, 2000

Jan. 21, 2000

RECAP
34

CONSENT DECREE entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Hilda G. Tagle ) The parties to this Decree shall bear their own costs and attorney's fees incurred in this action. (ogutierrez)

Jan. 21, 2000

Jan. 21, 2000

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 28, 1998

Closing Date: Jan. 21, 2000

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

Tenet Healthcare, LTD, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 765000

Order Duration: 2000 - 2002

Content of Injunction:

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Discrimination Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits