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Case Name EEOC v. REGIS CORPORATION EE-IL-0187
Docket / Court 1:99-cv-08270 ( 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 suit against Regis Corporation, an operator of hair salons, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in December 1999. According to the Notice required by the consent decree, "the EEOC alleged that Regis fostered or ... read more >
The Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Regis Corporation, an operator of hair salons, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in December 1999. According to the Notice required by the consent decree, "the EEOC alleged that Regis fostered or tolerated a working environment that was hostile to Hispanic employees and otherwise discriminated against Hispanic employees by enforcing an English-only policy along with other discriminatory actions, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964." Two complainants intervened in the EEOC's suit. The parties engaged in an unsuccessful settlement conference. The defendant moved for partial summary judgment twice; the first motion was granted in part and denied in part, and the second motion was denied as moot. The parties entered into a consent decree in July 2002. The two-year consent decree required the defendant to pay six complainants a total of $240,000; train its supervisors on national origin discrimination (including English-only policies); post a notice of the consent decree; and submit reports about discrimination complaints to the EEOC.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/03/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Regis 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 - 2004
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)
1:99-cv-08270 (N.D. Ill.) 07/29/2002
EE-IL-0187-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order [Regarding Plaintiff's Motion for Reconsideration] 11/30/2001 (2001 WL 1568881) (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0187-0002 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Consent Decree 07/29/2002
EE-IL-0187-0001 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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