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Case Name EEOC v. MID-STATE MACHINE & FABRICATING CORPORATION EE-FL-0079
Docket / Court 8:99-cv-01091-RAL ( M.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In May 1999, the EEOC's Miami office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against Mid-State Machine and Fabricating Corporation alleging specific and general violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Specifically, the EEOC alleged that the ... read more >
In May 1999, the EEOC's Miami office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against Mid-State Machine and Fabricating Corporation alleging specific and general violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Specifically, the EEOC alleged that the defendant had unlawfully denied employment opportunities to the complainant based on a perceived disability gleaned from a prohibited pre-employment medical examination. The EEOC also alleged that several of the defendant's job descriptions were created in violation of the ADA in that they did not accurately reflect the physical requirements of the specific jobs.

After some delays and postponed trial dates, and a mediation conference, the parties were able to agree on a consent decree which was adopted by the court in April 2001. The defendant was ordered to pay nearly $20,000 to the charging party and two other complainants and was required to amend their job descriptions, create ADA training programs, post notice of equal employment opportunity rights and amend the process by which they evaluated and rejected applicants including granting a right to applicants to appeal a denial based on a physical limitation.

Jason Chester - 07/16/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Monitoring
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Medical Exam / Inquiry
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) Mid-State Machine & Fabricating Corporation
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 2001 - 2004
Case Closing Year 2001
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)
8:99-cv-01091-RAL (M.D. Fla.) 04/06/2001
EE-FL-0079-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 05/06/1999
EE-FL-0079-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 02/09/2001 (M.D. Fla.)
EE-FL-0079-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 04/06/2001
EE-FL-0079-0003 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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