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Case Name EEOC v. AT&T CORP. & COMMUNICATIONS, LOCAL UNION NO. 4998 EE-IN-0005
Docket / Court 1P99-0689 C-Y/G ( S.D. Ind. )
State/Territory Indiana
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Indianapolis district office of the EEOC brought this suit against AT&T Corporation, a major communications company, and Communications Workers of America, Local Union No.4998, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana in May 1999. The complaint alleged that AT&T had ... read more >
The Indianapolis district office of the EEOC brought this suit against AT&T Corporation, a major communications company, and Communications Workers of America, Local Union No.4998, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana in May 1999. The complaint alleged that AT&T had fired an employee because it regarded her as disabled, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The complainant intervened in July 1999. The case was settled by entry of a consent decree in August 2000.

According to an EEOC press release, the decree included non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses and required AT&T to file annual reports to the EEOC on its compliance with the decree and to post a non-discrimination notice, for a period of five years. The decree also required personal relief to the complainant in the form of reinstating her to her position with AT&T with seniority and benefits restored as if she had never been fired. Additionally, AT&T agreed to pay the complainant $50,000 in damages.

Kevin Wilemon - 05/27/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Reinstatement
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Retroactive Senority
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) AT&T Corporation
Communications Workers of America, Local Union No. 4998
Communications Workers of America, Local Union No. 4998
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2000 - 2005
Case Closing Year 2000
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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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)
1P99-0689 C-Y/G (S.D. Ind.) 08/23/2000
EE-IN-0005-9000.pdf | Detail
Non-PACER U.S. District Court Website
General Documents
EEOC Reaches Settlement with AT&T Corp. and Communications Workers of America, Local Union No. 4998 08/28/2000
EE-IN-0005-0001.pdf | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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