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Case Name EEOC v. STUDLEY PRODUCTS & WILDWOOD INDUSTRIES INC. EE-IL-0213
Docket / Court 04-1323 ( C.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 2004, the Chicago office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Studley Products & Wildwood Industries, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant because of his disability ( ... read more >
In September 2004, the Chicago office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against Studley Products & Wildwood Industries, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant because of his disability (deafness). The case settled by entry of a consent decree in April 2006.

The two year consent decree required the defendant to pay the claimant $33,000, refrain from discrimination and retaliation, post notice, provide training for all personnel that deals with human resources, keep records of complaints of disability discrimination or failure to accommodate, and give the EEOC semi-annual reports on any complaints of disability discrimination and/or failure to accommodate

Kevin Wilemon - 07/11/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
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) Studley Products Inc.
Wildwood Industries, 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 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)
1:04-cv-01323-JAG (C.D. Ill.) 05/11/2006
EE-IL-0213-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/21/2004
EE-IL-0213-0001.pdf | Detail
Agreed Protective Order [in part] 02/10/2005 (C.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0213-0002.pdf | Detail
Order 04/28/2006 (C.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0213-0003.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 04/28/2006
EE-IL-0213-0004.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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