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Case Name EEOC v. THE HEIL COMPANY EE-AL-0077
Docket / Court 4:97-cv-00235-CLS ( N.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Birmingham district office sued The Heil Company on January 29, 1997 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The EEOC alleged that the defendant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it discriminated based on perceived disability. The parties ... read more >
The EEOC's Birmingham district office sued The Heil Company on January 29, 1997 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The EEOC alleged that the defendant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it discriminated based on perceived disability. The parties entered into a consent decree on May 29, 1998, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainant damages pursuant to mediation, post a notice of compliance with the ADA, provide for a hiring process for individuals with disabilities, and report the results of this hiring process to the EEOC.

Aaron Weismann - 07/17/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Neutral/Positive Reference
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
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
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) The Heil Company
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 1998 - 2000
Case Closing Year 1998
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)
4:97-cv-00235-CLS (N.D. Ala.) 05/29/1998
EE-AL-0077-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Memorandum Opinion [Regarding Motions for Summary Judgment] 02/23/1998 (N.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0077-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Regarding Motions for Summary Judgment] 02/23/1998 (N.D. Ala.)
EE-AL-0077-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 05/29/1998
EE-AL-0077-0003.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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