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Case Name EEOC v. TRI-STATE SECURITY INC EE-TN-0124
Docket / Court 1:04-cv-00219 ( E.D. Tenn )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Memphis District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Tri-State Security, Inc., which provides security services for various companies in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in July of 2004, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. The case was based on discrimination of a ... read more >
The Memphis District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Tri-State Security, Inc., which provides security services for various companies in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in July of 2004, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. The case was based on discrimination of a handicapped person, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The complainant, who intervened in the suit, was a male who was hit by a car as a child and suffered brain damage and was susceptible to seizures. He was hired to be a security guard by the defendants and then was terminated upon the defendants learning he needed medication for seizures. The suit was resolved by a consent decree in January of 2005.

The consent decree contained both monetary and injunctive relief. The defendant was to pay the complainant $30,000. The injunctive relief consisted of two hours of training about harassment under the American's With Disabilities Act. In addition they were to place notice of the suit in their facility.

Alex Bean - 07/23/2007


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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
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
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) Tri-State Security, 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 2005 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
1:04-cv-00219 (E.D. Tenn) 01/26/2005
EE-TN-0124-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 07/22/2004
EE-TN-0124-0001.pdf | Detail
Amended Complaint 08/12/2004
EE-TN-0124-0002.pdf | Detail
Complaint to Intervene 10/01/2004
EE-TN-0124-0003.pdf | Detail
Charge of Discrimination [Supplement to Complaint] 10/29/2004
EE-TN-0124-0004.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 01/26/2005
EE-TN-0124-0005.pdf | Detail
Judges Lee, Susan K. (E.D. Tenn) [Magistrate]
EE-TN-0124-9000
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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