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Case Name EEOC v. SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO. EE-MI-0140
Docket / Court 2:02-cv-71225-AJT ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Detroit district office sued Sears, Roebuck, and Company on March 29, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it discriminated based on a disability by failing ... read more >
The EEOC's Detroit district office sued Sears, Roebuck, and Company on March 29, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it discriminated based on a disability by failing to reasonably accommodate the complainant for his disability and creating a hostile work environment for the complainant because of his disability. The parties entered into a settlement agreement on April 2, 2002, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainant $5,000 in damages, post a notice of compliance with the ADA, and provide ADA reasonable accommodation training to its managers, supervisors, and select employees at the specified location.

Aaron Weismann - 07/11/2007


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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
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
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) Sears, Roebuck & Co.
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 Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration 2002 - 2003
Case Closing Year 2002
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)
2:02-cv-71225-AJT (E.D. Mich.) 04/02/2002
EE-MI-0140-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 03/28/2002
EE-MI-0140-0001.pdf | Detail
Stipulation and Order of Dismissal 04/02/2002 (E.D. Mich.)
EE-MI-0140-0002.pdf | Detail
Settlement Agreement 04/02/2002
EE-MI-0140-0003.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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