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Case Name EEOC v. GATEWAY TO LEARNING EE-IL-0096
Docket / Court 05 C 0841 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Chicago office filed this suit on February 10, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that defendant Gateway To Learning, Inc. discharged the complainants by retaliating against her for complaining of racially discriminatory practices. ... read more >
The EEOC's Chicago office filed this suit on February 10, 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that defendant Gateway To Learning, Inc. discharged the complainants by retaliating against her for complaining of racially discriminatory practices. A trial date was set and the EEOC filed two discovery motions before the case settled by consent decree on May 19, 2006. The defendant agreed to pay $30,000 and to change its non-discrimination policy, provide training for its employees, and report complaints of discrimination or retaliation to the EEOC.

Jason Chester - 08/23/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Gateway to Learning, 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 2006 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2006
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-00841 (N.D. Ill.) 05/24/2006
EE-IL-0096-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 02/10/2005
EE-IL-0096-0001.pdf | Detail
Minute Entry 11/28/2005 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0096-0002.pdf | Detail
Protective Order Governing Confidentiality of Certain Information in Regard to Nancy Love 11/28/2005 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0096-0003.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 05/19/2006
EE-IL-0096-0004.pdf | Detail
Judges Coar, David H. (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0096-0002 | EE-IL-0096-0003
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Waldron, Gordon G. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0096-0003
Defendant's Lawyers Sneckenberg, William (Illinois)
EE-IL-0096-0003
Other Lawyers None on record

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