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Case Name EEOC v. Carl Buddig & Company EE-IL-0064
Docket / Court 02 C 2240 ( 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
In March 2002, the Chicago District Office filed this lawsuit in the the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division alleging discrimination on the basis of sex and race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint ... read more >
In March 2002, the Chicago District Office filed this lawsuit in the the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division alleging discrimination on the basis of sex and race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant has engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against a class of African American applicants for employment by failing or refusing to hire them because of their race and against a class of female employees and applicants because of their sex by segregating them into job positions based upon sex and failing or refusing to hire females for certain jobs due to their sex. After some scheduling orders and discovery, the parties settled in August 2004 through a settlement agreement.

The three-year settelement decree, containing a non-discrimination and non-retaliation clause, required the defendant to: post its anti-discrimination policy, provide training to all employees involved in the hiring process of certain facilities, comply with specified hiring requirements requiring posting of vacancies and hiring of a class of acceptable persons previously denied employment, permit EEOC representatives to inspect and copy employment data and interview employees, keep hiring records, write regular reports to the EEOC, and pay $2.5 million dollars to the class of persons discriminated against.

David Friedman - 10/08/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Carl Buddig & Company
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 2004 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2004
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)
1:02-cv-02240 (N.D. Ill.) 01/18/2005
EE-IL-0064-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 03/28/2002
EE-IL-0064-0001 PDF | Detail
Order [re: Motion to Compel] 06/29/2004 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0064-0002 PDF | Detail
Order & Consent Decree 09/02/2004
EE-IL-0064-0003 PDF | Detail
EEOC Settles Discrimination Suit Against Carl Buddig for $2.5 Million 09/07/2004
EE-IL-0064-0004 PDF | Detail
EEOC Litigation Settlements - September 2004 09/30/2004
EE-IL-0064-0005 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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