Case: EEOC v. SALINE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (d/b/a SALINE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL)

4:03-cv-00399 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas

Filed Date: May 28, 2003

Closed Date: June 7, 2007

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Case Summary

In May 2003, the Little Rock EEOC office, along with the Memphis office, brought this suit against the Saline County Medical Center d/b/a Saline Memorial Hospital in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The private party intervened in the EEOC case in April 2004. The complaint alleged that the private party plaintiff, a female employee of the hospital, was subjected to pervasive sexual harassment and the defendant failed to take action in response to her complaints in…

In May 2003, the Little Rock EEOC office, along with the Memphis office, brought this suit against the Saline County Medical Center d/b/a Saline Memorial Hospital in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The private party intervened in the EEOC case in April 2004. The complaint alleged that the private party plaintiff, a female employee of the hospital, was subjected to pervasive sexual harassment and the defendant failed to take action in response to her complaints in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The case was settled in June 2004 by consent decree. The complainant was awarded $43,500; no mention of the harassment charge was to be included in her personnel file, and she was to be given a neutral reference to potential employers. The decree also required defendant to post notice of Title VII rights, distribute its sexual harassment policy to all employees, and to hold a sexual harassment training session.

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

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (9/24/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:03-cv-00399

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Saline Cty Medical

June 7, 2004

June 7, 2004

Docket
1

4:03-cv-00399

Complaint

EEOC v. Saline County Medical Center

May 28, 2003

May 28, 2003

Complaint
7

4:03-cv-00399

Motion to Intervene as Party Plaintiff

EEOC v. Saline Memorial Hospital

April 19, 2004

April 19, 2004

Pleading / Motion / Brief
20

4:03-cv-00399

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Saline County Medical Center

June 7, 2004

June 7, 2004

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 11, 2022, 3:10 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT with jury demand; no summons issued (former empl) (Entered: 05/28/2003)

May 28, 2003

May 28, 2003

2

WAIVER OF SERVICE OF SUMMONS upon defendant Saline Cty Medical on 5/30/03 (tjj) (Entered: 06/05/2003)

June 4, 2003

June 4, 2003

3

ANSWER by defendant (tjj) (Entered: 07/24/2003)

July 23, 2003

July 23, 2003

4

INITIAL SCHEDULING ORDER (DOC); Rule 26(f) conference to be held on or before 9/22/03; Rule 26(f) report due by 10/6/03; Rule 16(b) conference (if needed) will be scheduled; proposed jury trial date the week of 6/21/04 in Little Rock (cc: all counsel) (lej) (Entered: 07/30/2003)

July 30, 2003

July 30, 2003

5

JOINT RULE 26(f) REPORT by parties (tjj) (Entered: 09/23/2003)

Sept. 22, 2003

Sept. 22, 2003

6

FINAL SCHEDULING ORDER (DOC); jury trial set for 9:15 am the week of 6/21/04 in Little Rock; discovery due 4/22/04; status report due 4/22/04; pretrial info sheet due 6/1/04 (cc: all counsel) (tjj) (Entered: 09/30/2003)

Sept. 30, 2003

Sept. 30, 2003

7

MOTION by Denise Heard to intervene as party pltf (tjj) (Entered: 04/20/2004)

April 19, 2004

April 19, 2004

8

RETURN OF SERVICE upon Leslie Irons as a pharmacist for Wal-Mart Pharmacy of a subpoena duces tecum on 4/12/04 (tjj) (Entered: 04/20/2004)

April 19, 2004

April 19, 2004

10

RETURN OF SERVICE upon Dr. Jerry Dixon of a subpoena duces tecum on 4/12/04 (tjj) (Entered: 04/20/2004)

April 19, 2004

April 19, 2004

11

RETURN OF SERVICE upon Nikole Stoll of the Wal-Mart Supercenter Pharmacy of a subpoena duces tecum on 4/12/04 4/12/04 (tjj) (Entered: 04/20/2004)

April 19, 2004

April 19, 2004

12

RETURN OF SERVICE upon Jodie Conkley of the Walgreen Pharmacy of a subpoena duces tecum on 4/12/04 (tjj) (Entered: 04/20/2004)

April 19, 2004

April 19, 2004

13

RETURN OF SERVICE upon Paula Mace of the Lewis Rice Clinic of a subpoena duces tecum on 4/12/04 4/12/04 (tjj) (Entered: 04/20/2004)

April 19, 2004

April 19, 2004

14

RETURN OF SERVICE upon Deborah Quade MD of a subpoena duces tecum on 4/12/04 (tjj) (Entered: 04/20/2004)

April 19, 2004

April 19, 2004

15

RETURN OF SERVICE upon Dr. Bradley Diner of a subpoena duces tecum on 4/12/04 (tjj) (Entered: 04/20/2004)

April 19, 2004

April 19, 2004

16

RETURN OF SERVICE upon Rob Gerst Poe: The Care Center of a subpoena duces tecum on 4/13/04 (tjj) (Entered: 04/20/2004)

April 19, 2004

April 19, 2004

17

RETURN OF SERVICE upon McCoy Tygart Pharmacy of a subpoena duces tecum on 4/12/04 (tjj) (Entered: 04/20/2004)

April 19, 2004

April 19, 2004

18

ORDER by Judge James M. Moody granting motion to intervene as party pltf by Denise Heard [7-1] (cc: all counsel) (bmt) (Entered: 04/22/2004)

April 22, 2004

April 22, 2004

19

STATUS REPORT by EEOC and Saline Cty Medical (3 to 4 day trial) (tjj) (Entered: 04/23/2004)

April 22, 2004

April 22, 2004

20

CONSENT DECREE by Judge James M. Moody regarding the provisions of employment for employees of deft and the agreement between pltf and deft Heard; terminating case (cc: all counsel) (tjj) (Entered: 06/08/2004)

June 7, 2004

June 7, 2004

Case Details

State / Territory: Arkansas

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 28, 2003

Closing Date: June 7, 2007

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

Saline County Medical Center (Benton, AR), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

State Anti-Discrimination Law

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: 43500

Order Duration: 2004 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Expungement of Employment Record

Retaliation Prohibition

Neutral/Positive Reference

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit