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Case Name EEOC v. CITIBANK/CITIGROUP EE-DE-0005
Docket / Court 1:05-cv-00348-JJF ( D. Del. )
State/Territory Delaware
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
EEOC's Philadelphia, PA office and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Delaware jointly filed this ADA lawsuit against the defendant Citibank Delaware in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware (Wilmington) on 05/31/2005. The complaint alleged that a former employee at defendant's ... read more >
EEOC's Philadelphia, PA office and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Delaware jointly filed this ADA lawsuit against the defendant Citibank Delaware in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware (Wilmington) on 05/31/2005. The complaint alleged that a former employee at defendant's New Castle, DE facility was subject to retaliatory discharge for her Sickle Cell Anemia and related diseases. It was also alleged that the defendant failed to accommodate the complainant's need for medical leave when she was hospitalized for an outbreak of the disease. The complainant did not intervene in the lawsuit or file a separate lawsuit.

The parties spent the initial several months trying to figure out the right defendant to sue. It turns out that EEOC got the defendant wrong initially. EEOC corrected the defendant's name in an amended complaint. Thereafter, the parties engaged in some discoveries and then settled the case. A consent decree was entered on 09/28/2006.

Under the consent decree lasting 18 months, the defendant agreed to pay the complainant $37,500. The defendant would also post EEO notice for one year. Because the defendant certified that it already provided training earlier that year, no additional training was required.

Yin Zheng - 07/16/2007


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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
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
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Citibank Delaware
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-00348-JJF (D. Del.) 09/28/2006
EE-DE-0005-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 05/31/2005
EE-DE-0005-0001 PDF | Detail
Amended Complaint 12/02/2005
EE-DE-0005-0002 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 09/26/2006
EE-DE-0005-0003 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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