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Case Name EEOC v. UNITED PARCEL SERVICE EE-PA-0176
Docket / Court 2:06-cv-01971-MAM ( E.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In May 2006, the EEOC district office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania brought this suit against United Parcel Service, Inc., an international parcel courier, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The complainant successfully intervened in August 2006. The complaint ... read more >
In May 2006, the EEOC district office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania brought this suit against United Parcel Service, Inc., an international parcel courier, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The complainant successfully intervened in August 2006. The complaint states that a male diagnosed with a degenerative ailment of the eyes alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act when the defendant made no attempt to accommodate him and subsequently fired him from his sorter/loader position. Specifically, the complaint states that regardless of a blemish free safety and performance record, the defendant insisted that the employee was a danger to himself and other employees when it decided to terminate the disabled employee. Shortly after a settlement conference was held in November, the parties entered into a consent decree in December 2006. The decree is currently unavailable.

Joel Pettit - 06/16/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
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 State Anti-Discrimination Law
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) United Parcel Service, Inc.
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 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)
2:06-cv-01971-MAM (E.D. Pa.) 12/05/2006
EE-PA-0176-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 05/10/2006
EE-PA-0176-0001.pdf | Detail
Complaint in Intervention 08/10/2006
EE-PA-0176-0002.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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