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Case Name EEOC v. SYNCHRO-START PRODUCTS INC EE-IL-0216
Docket / Court 1:98-cv-07047 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In November 1998, the EEOC district office in Chicago, Illinois brought this suit against Synchro-Start Products, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Although the complaint is not available, the memorandum order denying the defendant's motion for dismissal states ... read more >
In November 1998, the EEOC district office in Chicago, Illinois brought this suit against Synchro-Start Products, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Although the complaint is not available, the memorandum order denying the defendant's motion for dismissal states that a Hispanic male claimed that the defendant discriminated against him and other Hispanics and Polish people when imposed an English-Only rule in it facility in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Within a month of the complaint being filed, the defendant moved for dismissal for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. Ten months after the defendant's motion was denied, 29 F.Supp.2d 911 (N.D.Ill. 1999), the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in November 1999. Although the consent decree is unavailable, the docket states that its terms ran for one year and that the court retained jurisdiction for that year.

Jason Chester - 07/05/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Other
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Synchro-Start Products, 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 Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1999 - 2000
Case Closing Year 1999
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)
1:98-cv-07047 (N.D. Ill.) 11/10/1999
EE-IL-0216-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Memorandum Opinion and Order [Regarding Defendant's Motion to Dismiss] 01/20/1999 (29 F.Supp.2d 911) (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0216-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judgment in a Civil Case 11/10/1999 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0216-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: District Court
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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