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Case Name EEOC v. COMMONWEALTH EDISON EE-IL-0051
Docket / Court 05 C 5658 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2005, the EEOC district office in Chicago, Illinois brought this action against the Exelon Generation Company, a regional electric power distributor, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Americans with ... read more >
In September 2005, the EEOC district office in Chicago, Illinois brought this action against the Exelon Generation Company, a regional electric power distributor, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it refused to give overtime work to an employee because of his disability.

Six days after the initial complaint was filed, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in October 2005. The defendant agreed to pay the complainant almost $79,000, post an EEO notice, adopt and distribute an anti-discrimination policy, provide EEO training to is managers and supervisors, and submit semiannual complaint/compliance reports to the EEOC. The terms of the decree ran for two years.

Jason Chester - 07/25/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
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) Exelon Generation Co., LLC
Exelon Generation Co., LLC
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 - 2007
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)
1:05-cv-05658 (N.D. Ill.) 10/05/2005
EE-IL-0051-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/30/2005
EE-IL-0051-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 10/05/2005
EE-IL-0051-0002 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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