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Case Name EEOC v. ELIAS BROTHERS RESTAURANTS, INC (d/b/a BIG BOY RESTAURANT, WESTLAND) EE-MI-0051
Docket / Court 2:98-cv-74231-BAF ( 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
In September 1998, the Detroit office of the EEOC brought this ADA suit against Elias Brothers Restaurants, Inc. d/b/a Big Boy Restaurant, Westland in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant because of ... read more >
In September 1998, the Detroit office of the EEOC brought this ADA suit against Elias Brothers Restaurants, Inc. d/b/a Big Boy Restaurant, Westland in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant because of her disability (epilepsy). The claimant intervened in the EEOC's suit in December 1998. The defendant filed a motion for summary judgment in November 1999, and the court denied the motion in January 2000. The case settled by entry of a consent decree in July 2000.

The 18 month consent decree required the defendant to pay the claimant $30,000, refrain from discrimination and retaliation, provide ADA training for all current and future employees, officers, executives, managers and supervisors, revise its current harassment policy, post notice, and give semi-annual compliance reports to the EEOC.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/02/2007


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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
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Elias Brothers Restaurants, 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 2000 - 2002
Case Closing Year 2000
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)
2:98-cv-74231-BAF (E.D. Mich.) 07/25/2000
EE-MI-0051-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 07/25/2000
EE-MI-0051-0001 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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