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Case Name EEOC v. AUTOLIV A S P EE-UT-0002
Docket / Court 1:03-cv-00110-TS ( D. Utah )
State/Territory Utah
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Phoenix District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the District of Utah, against Autoliv ASP, a global holding company headquartered in Sweden, which manufactures air bag components. The complaint, filed in September 2003, alleged disability discrimination in violation of the American ... read more >
The Phoenix District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the District of Utah, against Autoliv ASP, a global holding company headquartered in Sweden, which manufactures air bag components. The complaint, filed in September 2003, alleged disability discrimination in violation of the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The complaint alleged that Defendant failed to provide a reasonable accommodation to the charging party who attempted to return to work after taking medical leave for a disability. In January 2005, the case was referred to mediation and in April 2004, the parties entered a consent decree.

The decree, valid for three years, required Defendant to pay charging party a total of $70,000 ($50,000 in compensatory damages and $20,000 in back pay). Defendant was enjoined from discrimination and retaliating against employees on the basis of disability. Defendant must review and revise its policies regarding the ADA, post a notice of non-discrimination at its facility, provide annual EEO training to its employees, and regularly report to the EEOC about its compliance with the decree.

Shankar Viswanathan - 07/05/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Neutral/Positive Reference
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
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) Autoliv ASP
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 - 2008
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)
1:03-cv-00110-TS (D. Utah) 04/13/2005
EE-UT-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2003
EE-UT-0002-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 04/13/2005
EE-UT-0002-0002.pdf | Detail
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report (April 2005) 04/30/2005
EE-UT-0002-0003.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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