University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
new search
page permalink
Case Name United States v. City of Slidell EE-LA-0101
Docket / Court 2:94-cv-04058-OJ ( E.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
On December 20, 1994, the U.S. Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under the Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 12111 et. seq. ("ADA"), against the City of Slidell's Department of Parks and Recreation in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana. The ... read more >
On December 20, 1994, the U.S. Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under the Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 12111 et. seq. ("ADA"), against the City of Slidell's Department of Parks and Recreation in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana. The D.O.J. sought injunctive relief, specifically requesting that the defendant be required to reasonably accommodate employees with disabilities and that an employee of the defendant on whose behalf the lawsuit was filed, be given compensatory damages for the alleged discrimination.

The D.O.J. alleged that the defendant failed to reasonably accommodate the employee's chronic knee condition and that the defendant terminated the employee's employment without first discussing whether the employee could continue his job with the condition.

On January 18, 1995, the district court (Judge Okla Jones) entered a consent decree signed by both parties.

We have no further information on this case.

Janani Iyengar - 11/21/2007


compress summary

- click to show/hide ALL -
Issues and Causes of Action
click to show/hide detail
Issues
Defendant-type
Parks
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Race
Race, unspecified
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) City of Slidell
Plaintiff Description U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of a former employee with a physical disability who was terminated from the City of Slidell's Department of Parks and Recreation
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Mixed
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1995 - 1997
Case Closing Year 1995
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
click to show/hide detail
Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
2:94-cv-04058 (E.D. La.) 01/18/1995
EE-LA-0101-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
No documents currently in the collection
Judges Jones, Okla II (E.D. La.)
EE-LA-0101-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Fenton, William B. (District of Columbia)
EE-LA-0101-9000
Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)
EE-LA-0101-9000
Schreiber, Glenn Kenneth (Louisiana)
EE-LA-0101-9000
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

- click to show/hide ALL -

new search
page permalink

- top of page -