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Case Name EEOC v. Comair Inc EE-MI-0039
Docket / Court 1:05-cv-00601-RAE ( W.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Detroit district office sued Comair, Inc., on September 2, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on religion by failing to hire and accommodate the complainant. ... read more >
The EEOC's Detroit district office sued Comair, Inc., on September 2, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on religion by failing to hire and accommodate the complainant. The parties entered into a consent decree on November 14, 2006, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainant $21,366.80 in damages, post a notice of compliance with Title VII, provide Title VII training to its managers, and report its training efforts to the EEOC.

Aaron Weismann - 06/21/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Comair, 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 - 2009
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-00601-RAE (W.D. Mich.) 11/14/2006
EE-MI-0039-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/02/2005
EE-MI-0039-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 11/14/2006
EE-MI-0039-0002 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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