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Case Name EEOC v. Integrity Financial Services EE-IL-0122
Docket / Court 06 C 5112 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Chicago Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Integrity Financial Services in September 2006 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that Integrity intentionally discriminated against a black female employee on the basis of her ... read more >
The Chicago Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Integrity Financial Services in September 2006 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that Integrity intentionally discriminated against a black female employee on the basis of her race by terminating her employment because of her race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After many status conferences, the parties met with the District Court Judge in a settlement conference and the case was settled by entry of a consent decree in May 2007. In August 2007, the EEOC made a motion to reopen the case and a motion for order to show cause why Defendant should not be held in contempt of the consent decree. Both motions were stricken without prejudice.

The two-year consent decree included non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses. It required Integrity to post notice of the decree, maintain and make available to EEOC records of complaints made about race discrimination, submit written reports to EEOC every six months, and conduct annual training sessions for all employees. The decree also included a dispute resolution clause requiring each party to notify the other party of alleged non-compliance and a chance to remedy. Integrity agreed to pay a total of $9,000, all of which was awarded to the charging party.

Daisy Manning - 05/14/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Integrity Financial Services
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 2007 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2007
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)
1:06-cv-05112 (N.D. Ill.) 08/31/2007
EE-IL-0122-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/21/2006
EE-IL-0122-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 05/29/2007
EE-IL-0122-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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