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Case Name EEOC v. Transportation Solutions EE-IL-0227
Docket / Court 05 C 5043 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2005, the EEOC district office in Chicago, Illinois brought this suit against Transportation Solutions in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that the defendant refused a deaf job applicant an interview or offer because of his ... read more >
In September 2005, the EEOC district office in Chicago, Illinois brought this suit against Transportation Solutions in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that the defendant refused a deaf job applicant an interview or offer because of his disability in violation of the American with Disabilities Act of 1990.

A consent decree was entered in April 2006. The parties agreed that the defendant would pay the aggrieved party $40,000, refrain from retaliating or discriminating on the basis of disability, post EEO notices, distribute EEO notices, keep records of complaints, provide EEO training to all its staff, and make semiannual reports certifying its compliance with the terms of the decree.

Jason Chester - 06/14/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Hiring
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) Transportation Solutions, LLC
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 2006 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
1:05-cv-05043 (N.D. Ill.) 08/28/2006
EE-IL-0227-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/01/2005
EE-IL-0227-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 04/25/2006
EE-IL-0227-0002 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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