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Case Name EEOC v. American Cyanamid Company EE-MO-0007
Docket / Court 4:01-cv-01132-CAS ( E.D. Mo. )
State/Territory Missouri
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's St. Louis office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, St. Louis Division on July 19, 2001. The case was quickly transferred to the Hannibal Division. The suit alleged that American Cyanamid Company, which was subsequently purchased by BASF, ... read more >
The EEOC's St. Louis office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, St. Louis Division on July 19, 2001. The case was quickly transferred to the Hannibal Division. The suit alleged that American Cyanamid Company, which was subsequently purchased by BASF, withdrew job offers to two potential employees because they had diabetes, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The dispute settled by consent decree on November 20, 2002, soon after defendant's motion for summary judgment was denied. The charging parties were awarded approximately $75,000. BASF agreed to place the complainants in the job they were originally hired for. BASF also agree to pay monetary damages. Finally, BASF agreed to report to the EEOC any future complaints involving similar circumstances and allow the EEOC to inspect the premises yearly.

Jason Chester - 07/19/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Hiring
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) American Cyanamid Company
BASF Corporation
Local 887-C International Chemical Workers Union/United Food and Commercial
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 2002 - 2005
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)
4:01-cv-01132-CAS (E.D. Mo.) 12/06/2001
EE-MO-0007-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
2:01-cv-00110-MLM (E.D. Mo.) 11/20/2002
EE-MO-0007-9001.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Memorandum and Order 10/08/2002 (2002 WL 31505551) (E.D. Mo.)
EE-MO-0007-0002.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Consent Decree 11/20/2002
EE-MO-0007-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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