United States District Court, S.D. Mississippi, Northern Division
L. LEE Deputy General Counsel.
GWENDOLYN YOUNG REAMS Associate General Counsel.
RUCICER, Regional Attorney Harriett Oppenheim Christopher
Woolley Gerald Miller.
STARRETT UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (heretnnfter
"EEOC" or "Commission") brought this
action against Defendant Vicksbuig Healthcare, LLC d/b/a
River Region Medical Center (hereinafter referred to as
"Vicksbuig Healthcare") under Title T of the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA")
as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act
Amendments Act or 2008 (hereinafter "the ADAAA"),
and Title 1 of the Civil Rights-Act of 1991- The EEOC alleges
Defendant denied Beatrice Chambers (hereinafter.--------
referred to as "Charging Party") a reasonable
accommodation and then fired her because of her disability.
Defendant denies it discriminated against Charging Party or
violated the ADA or ADAAA.
Consent Decree is entered into by the EEOC and Defendant,
This Consent Decree shall be final and binding between the
EEOC and Defendant, its directors, officers, and agents, and
successors or assigns (hereinafter collectively referred to
Consent Decree shall not constitute an adjudication of or
finding on the merits of the case and shall not be construed
as an admission by Defendant of any violation of the
Americans with Disabilities Act. This Consent Decree does not
affect any administrative charges pending with the EEOC,
other than Charge of Discrimination underlying this lawsuit
(Chambers v. Defendant Vicksburg Healthcare, LLC d/b/a River
Region Medical Center, 423-2012-01032), or any cases
currently pending in court other than the instant lawsuit,
EEOC v. Defendant Vicksburg Healthcare, LLC d/b/a River
Region Medical Center, Civil Action No.,
consent of the parties to this action, it is hereby ORDERED,
ADJUDGED, and DECREED that:
Court has jurisdiction over the parties and the subject
matter of this action.
terms of this Consent Decree arc and shall be binding upon
Defendant, as defined in Section 1(A) above, and not persons
in their individual capacities. Defendant Vicksburg
Healthcare also agrees to put any successors in interest to
Defendant Vicksburg Healthcare on notice of the existence of
the Consent Decree. This paragraph shall not be construed as
placing any limit on remedies available to the Court in the
event that any individual is found to be in contempt for a
violation of this Consent Decree.
Consent Decree shall fully and finally resolve all claims
which were raised by the EEOC in its Complaint in Civil
Action No. 3:13-cv-00895-KS-MTP.
Consent Decree shall be filed in the United States District
Court for the Southern District of Mississippi and shall
continue to be in effect for a period of one (1) year from
ihe date of entry of this Consent Decree. Any modification of
this Consent Decree by any party must be made by motion to
Court retains jurisdiction over this case in order to enforce
the terms of the Consent Decree.
This Consent Decree shall apply to Defendant only. The
parties acknowledge that Community Health Systems, Inc. is no
longer a party Defendant.
Defendant, as defined in Section 1(A) above, shall comply
fiilly with all provisions of die Consent Decree and the
ADAAA. Nothing in this Consent Decree, either by inclusion or
exclusion, shall be construed to limit the obligations of
Defendant Vicksburg Healthcare under the ADAAA or the
EEOC's authority to process or litigate any charge of
discrimination which may be pending or filed against
Defendant Vicksburg Healthcare in the future.
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