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Case Name EEOC v. U-HAUL CO EE-IL-0229
Docket / Court 04 C 6162 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, against U-Haul International, Inc. and U-Haul Of Illinois, Inc. The complaint, filed in September 2004, alleged race discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII ... read more >
The Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, against U-Haul International, Inc. and U-Haul Of Illinois, Inc. The complaint, filed in September 2004, alleged race discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically that Defendant had discriminated against the charging party by suspending him and demoting him because of his race and then terminated him for complaining about race discrimination. The case went to trial in January 2006 and after a three day trial the jury returned a verdict for the Defendants.

Elizabeth Glassman - 07/06/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Demotion
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
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) U-Haul International, 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)
1:04-cv-06162 (N.D. Ill.) 08/08/2006
EE-IL-0229-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/22/2004
EE-IL-0229-0001.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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