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Case Name EEOC v. AUTONATION INC EE-IL-0019
Docket / Court 1:05-cv-06910 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In December 2005, the Chicago District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Autonation Inc., AutoNation Corporate Management, LLC, and Elmhurst Auto Mall (doing business as Elmhurst Kia) alleging discrimination on the basis of national origin, Turkish, and religion, Muslim, in violation of ... read more >
In December 2005, the Chicago District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Autonation Inc., AutoNation Corporate Management, LLC, and Elmhurst Auto Mall (doing business as Elmhurst Kia) alleging discrimination on the basis of national origin, Turkish, and religion, Muslim, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged the defendants allowed the complainant to be subjected to a hostile work environment. Following several motions for dismissal by the defendant and several amendments of the complaint by the EEOC, the parties settled the lawsuit in June 2007 through a consent decree.

The two-year decree, containing anti-discrimination and retaliation clauses, required the defendants to: make compliance reports, post notice of employee rights, provide employee training, and pay $53,750 to the complaining party.

Daisy Manning - 04/21/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Race discrimination
Religion discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
National Origin/Ethnicity
Arab/Afgani/Middle Eastern
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) AutoNation Corporate Management, LLC
Autonation Inc.
Elmhurst Auto Mall
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 2007 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2007
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-06910 (N.D. Ill.) 06/18/2007
EE-IL-0019-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 12/08/2005
EE-IL-0019-0001.pdf | Detail
First Amended Complaint 03/08/2006
EE-IL-0019-0002.pdf | Detail
Statement [Mailed Order Regarding Defendant's Motion to Dismiss] 04/06/2006 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0019-0003.pdf | Detail
Second Amended Complaint 12/28/2006
EE-IL-0019-0004.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 06/18/2007
EE-IL-0019-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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