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Case Name EEOC v. SCHNEIDER NATIONAL, INC. EE-WI-0040
Docket / Court 04-C-0875 ( E.D. Wis. )
State/Territory Wisconsin
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
On September 13, 2004, the Milwaukee office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act against Schneider National, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The EEOC alleged that the defendants, ... read more >
On September 13, 2004, the Milwaukee office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit under Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act against Schneider National, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The EEOC alleged that the defendants, who operated a trucking company that ran routes between Green Bay and Racine, had unlawfully refused to allow the complainant, who was a truck driver, to continue driving for their company after he took medical leave for a seizure. The EEOC alleged that this constituted unlawful discrimination on the basis of a disability under the ADA.

On January 20, 2006, the parties filed cross motions for summary judgment. On May 31, 2006, the district court denied the EEOC's summary judgment request but granted the defendant's summary judgment request.

On July 31, 2006, the EEOC appealed the district court's decision. On March 21, 2007, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the district court's decision, and on May 22, 2007 the Seventh Circuit denied the EEOC's request for a rehearing en banc.

Kristen Sagar - 03/04/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
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) Schneider National, 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 Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
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)
2:04-cv-00875-WCG (E.D. Wis.) 05/31/2007
EE-WI-0040-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
06-3108 (U.S. Court of Appeals) 06/04/2007
EE-WI-0040-9001.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/13/2004
EE-WI-0040-0001.pdf | Detail
Protective Order 04/11/2005 (E.D. Wis.)
EE-WI-0040-0002.pdf | Detail
Order [re: Motion to Compel] 08/02/2005 (E.D. Wis.)
EE-WI-0040-0003.pdf | Detail
Decision and Order 05/31/2006 (2006 WL 1519283) (E.D. Wis.)
EE-WI-0040-0006.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Judgment in a Civil Case 06/01/2006 (E.D. Wis.)
EE-WI-0040-0004.pdf | Detail
Appellate Opinion 05/22/2007 (481 F.3d 507)
EE-WI-0040-0005.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
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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