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Case Name EEOC v. RANGER ENTERPRISES INC and REOPCO INC EE-IL-0186
Docket / Court 3:05-cv-50184 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2005, the Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Ranger Enterprises Inc. and Reopco, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging discrimination on the basis of religion in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. ... read more >
In September 2005, the Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Ranger Enterprises Inc. and Reopco, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging discrimination on the basis of religion in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant terminated the charging party because of her religion, Non-Christian/Jewish, and retaliated against her for her resistance of religious overtures.

The charging party intervened in the suit in December 2005. The parties participated in several settlement conferences in February, March, and May 2006. In July 2006, the parties finally settled through a consent decree.

The two-year decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: provide the charging party with a neutral employment reference, post a notice of the consent decree, report to the EEOC at specified intervals, maintain all records relating to complaints of religious discrimination, and pay $30,000.

Jason Chester - 07/10/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Ranger Enterprises Inc.
Reopco, 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)
3:05-cv-50184 (N.D. Ill.) 07/19/2006
EE-IL-0186-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/14/2005
EE-IL-0186-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 07/19/2006
EE-IL-0186-0002 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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