$80,000 Settlement in Discrimination Lawsuit Against Chicago Hospital, Training Ordered

 
Monday, November 21, 2011
 

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Jackson Park  Hospital and Medical  Center, located on Chicago's South Side, will pay $80,000 to  settle a class race, sex discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the  U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

In its  lawsuit, the EEOC charged that Jackson  Park Hospital  subjected a class of black female employees to segregation in job assignments  because of their race. The suit also  alleged that at least one of the women was demoted in retaliation for opposing  and complaining about unlawful employment practices. The lawsuit was assigned to Judge Milton  Shadur of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and  captioned EEOC v. Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center, 11 C 4743.

In addition  to requiring that Jackson Park pay monetary relief to 11 victims, the two-year  consent decree resolving the case enjoins Jackson Park from engaging in further  race and/or sex discrimination or retaliation.  The consent decree also requires that Jackson Park provide training to  all employees, including supervisory employees, in its Cardiopulmonary  Department; that Jackson Park submit periodic reports to EEOC about any  complaints of sex and/or race discrimination or retaliation; and that Jackson  Park post a notice at various locations within its facility regarding the  outcome of this lawsuit.


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