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Case Name EEOC v. TAYLOR FORGE INTERNATIONAL, INC. EE-TN-0111
Docket / Court 2:97-cv-02788-BBD ( W.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
In August 1997, the Memphis District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against T.F., Inc., formerly known as Taylor Forge International, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are ... read more >
In August 1997, the Memphis District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against T.F., Inc., formerly known as Taylor Forge International, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. We do not have a copy of the complaint; therefore, the exact allegations involved are unknown. According to the consent decree, the complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the charging party, an applicant with epilepsy, by failing to hire him because of his disability in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the "ADA") and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After a few scheduling orders, the parties settled through a consent decree in January 1998.

The decree contained non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses and required the defendant to: continue to post the notice required by the ADA and pay the charging party $17,000.

Michele Marxkors - 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
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 Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) TF, 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 not on record
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)
2:97-cv-02788-BBD (W.D. Tenn.) 02/20/1998
EE-TN-0111-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree 01/13/1998
EE-TN-0111-0001.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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