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Case Name EEOC v. JOE HOTZE FORD INC EE-IL-0131
Docket / Court 3:06-cv-00155-WDS-PMF ( S.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The Chicago Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, against Joe Hotze Ford, Inc. The complaint, filed in February 2006, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that Defendant ... read more >
The Chicago Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, against Joe Hotze Ford, Inc. The complaint, filed in February 2006, alleged sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; specifically that Defendant subjected the charging parties to sexual harassment, constructive discharge and retaliation because of their sex, female.

The parties entered a consent decree in February 2007. The decree, valid for two years, required Defendant to pay four complainants a total of $150,000 ($75,000, $30,000, $30,000, $15,000). Defendant was enjoined from discriminating in violation of Title VII and required to provide Title VII training to its employees, post a notice of non-discrimination, appoint an independent Complaint monitor to investigate complaints of sexual harassment, and report regularly to the EEOC about its compliance with the decree.

Shankar Viswanathan - 07/19/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Sex 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) Joe Hotze Ford, 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 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)
3:06-cv-00155-WDS-PMF (S.D. Ill.) 02/09/2007
EE-IL-0131-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 02/21/2006
EE-IL-0131-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 02/09/2007
EE-IL-0131-0002 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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