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Case Name EEOC v. FORD MOTOR COMPANY & VISTEON CORPORATION EE-MI-0058
Docket / Court 2:00-cv-74344-NGE ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Detroit office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Detroit division against Ford Motor Company and its former subsidiary, Visteon Corporation on September 29, 2000. The suit alleged that the defendants violated the Americans with Disabilities ... read more >
The EEOC's Detroit office filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Detroit division against Ford Motor Company and its former subsidiary, Visteon Corporation on September 29, 2000. The suit alleged that the defendants violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by withdrawing a job offer after learning of complainant's disability and by subjecting applicants to pre-offer medical exams.

The case ended up settling and a consent decree was entered July 15, 2002. The terms of consent decree mandated Visteon paying 11 complainants a total of $415,000, in sums ranging from $5,000 to $92,619. The defendants agreed to refrain from discriminating or retaliating in violation of the ADA, and to implement ADA training for its human resources and medical personnel.

Jason Chester - 07/19/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria
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) Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company
Visten 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 2002 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2002
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)
2:00-cv-74344-NGE (E.D. Mich.) 07/15/2002
EE-MI-0058-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2000
EE-MI-0058-0001.pdf | Detail
First Amended Complaint 10/17/2000
EE-MI-0058-0002.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 07/15/2002
EE-MI-0058-0003.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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