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Case Name EEOC v. GENERAL MOTORS, UAW EE-MI-0073
Docket / Court 00-74345 ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Detroit district office sued General Motors Corporation, a national auto manufacturer, and the United Automobile, Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Workers of America Local 909, a local union to which the aggrieved employee belonged, on September 29, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for ... read more >
The EEOC's Detroit district office sued General Motors Corporation, a national auto manufacturer, and the United Automobile, Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Workers of America Local 909, a local union to which the aggrieved employee belonged, on September 29, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The EEOC's complaint alleged that GM and the UAW violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when they discriminated against the aggrieved employee by failing to accommodate his disability (unspecified) on the assembly line. The EEOC sought both injunctive relief to prevent this form of discrimination in the future and monetary relief for the aggrieved employee. The parties entered into two separate consent decrees, in December 2000 and January 2001, the contents of which are unavailable.

Aaron Weismann - 05/31/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) General Motors Corporation
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America Local 909
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 Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2001
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)
2:00-cv-74345-PJD (E.D. Mich.) 01/17/2001
EE-MI-0073-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2000
EE-MI-0073-0001 PDF | Detail
First Amended Complaint 10/05/2000
EE-MI-0073-0002 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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