Case: EEOC v. PREFERRED MANAGEMENT CORPORATION

1:98-cv-01697 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Filed Date: Dec. 10, 1998

Closed Date: Aug. 18, 2003

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Case Summary

The EEOC filed this suit in December 1998 against Preferred Home Healt Care and related corporate entities, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. The suit alleged a pattern or practice of religious discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The owners of Preferred regard their company as a religious institution, believing that "Preferred is God's home health care agency." A number of employees alleged that Preferred made employment decisions on …

The EEOC filed this suit in December 1998 against Preferred Home Healt Care and related corporate entities, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. The suit alleged a pattern or practice of religious discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The owners of Preferred regard their company as a religious institution, believing that "Preferred is God's home health care agency." A number of employees alleged that Preferred made employment decisions on the basis of the individual's religion, and subjected employees to a hostile work environment.

The EEOC was successful on a partial motion for summary judgment. Defendant filed a motion for summary judgment which was denied. EEOC v. Preferred Management Corp., 216 F. Supp. 2d 763 (S.D. Ind. 2002). In July 2002, an eight day trial was held, and the jury returned a partial verdict for the EEOC, awarding a total of $270,000 to six complainants. The court also entered injunctive relief, which included permanently enjoining the defendant from religious discrimination, requiring the defendant to distribute and post notice, and ordering the defendant to maintain a record of religious complaints. The defendant appealed the outcome but ultimately dismissed the appeal voluntarily.

Summary Authors

William Burns (3/28/2008)

People


Judge(s)

Barker, Sarah Evans (Indiana)

Judge(s)

Barker, Sarah Evans (Indiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

02-03850

Docket [PACER - 11th Cir.]

EEOC v. Preferred Management Corporation

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Aug. 26, 2003

Aug. 26, 2003

Docket

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Docket

EEOC v. Preferred Management Corporation

Sept. 19, 2003

Sept. 19, 2003

Docket
168

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Entry on All Pending Motions

EEOC v. Preferred Management Corporation

216 F.Supp.2d 763

March 1, 2002

March 1, 2002

Order/Opinion
179

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Entry on Preferred's Motion to Certify Interlocutory Appeal

EEOC v. Preferred Management Corporation

2002 WL 598350, 2002 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 6506

April 5, 2002

April 5, 2002

Order/Opinion
300

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Entry on Defendant's Rule 50 and Rule 59 Motions

EEOC v. Preferred Management Corporation

226 F.Supp.2d 957

Sept. 20, 2002

Sept. 20, 2002

Order/Opinion
301

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Entry on Pending Post-Trial Motions

EEOC v. Preferred Management Corporation

2002 WL 311322316, 2002 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 18145

Sept. 24, 2002

Sept. 24, 2002

Order/Opinion
303

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Injunction

EEOC v. Preferred Management Corp.

Oct. 4, 2002

Oct. 4, 2002

Order/Opinion
317

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Order on Defendant's Motion to Stay

EEOC v. Preferred Management Corporation

2002 WL 31757522, 2002 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 23551

Nov. 27, 2002

Nov. 27, 2002

Order/Opinion

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FY 2002 Office of General Counsel Annual Report

EEOC v. Preferred Management Corporation

No Court

Dec. 31, 2002

Dec. 31, 2002

Press Release

Resources

Docket

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Case Details

State / Territory: Indiana

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 10, 1998

Closing Date: Aug. 18, 2003

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

Preferred Management Corp, 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

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Amount Defendant Pays: 270000

Order Duration: 2002 - 2004

Content of Injunction:

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Discrimination Prohibition

Recordkeeping

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Demotion

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discipline

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Hiring

Promotion

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits