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Case Name EEOC v. Law Bulletin Publishing Co. EE-IL-0147
Docket / Court 04 C 6063 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On September 17, 2004, the EEOC, on behalf of an African-American employee, filed complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. The complaint claimed ... read more >
On September 17, 2004, the EEOC, on behalf of an African-American employee, filed complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. The complaint claimed the defendant engaged in unlawful employment by subjecting the charging party to harassment on the basis of her race, African American, and retaliating against her when she complained.

On August 15, 2005, the court (Judge Ruben Castillo) approved a consent decree. The decree called for $20,000 in damages and carried with it a duration of 12 months. Additionally, the decree required injunctive relief in the form of EEOC posting of policies in the workplace and an overhaul of record keeping, reporting, policy distribution, employee training and dispute resolution in regard to harassment issues.

David Miller - 08/24/2010


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Retaliation Prohibition
Defendant-type
Retailer
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Law Bulletin Publishing Co.
Plaintiff Description Deanna Young - employee of the company subjected to racial harassment and wrongful termination as retaliation for her complaints, both in violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
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 - 2006
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−06063 (N.D. Ill.) 08/15/2005
EE-IL-0147-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/17/2004
EE-IL-0147-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 08/15/2005 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0147-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Castillo, Ruben (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0147-0002
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Elkin, Laurie S (Illinois)
EE-IL-0147-0001 | EE-IL-0147-0002 | EE-IL-0147-9000
Gochanour, Gregory M. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0147-0001 | EE-IL-0147-0002 | EE-IL-0147-9000
Hendrickson, John C. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0147-0001 | EE-IL-0147-0002 | EE-IL-0147-9000
Defendant's Lawyers King, Alan Sterling (Illinois)
EE-IL-0147-0002 | EE-IL-0147-9000
Loren, Steven L. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0147-9000
O'Brien, Carrie Elizabeth (Illinois)
EE-IL-0147-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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