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Case Name EEOC v. GLENVIEW CAR WASH EE-IL-0099
Docket / Court 1:05-cv-05568 ( 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 filed this suit against Glenview Car Wash in September 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that the charging parties, three male employees, were subjected to harassment and a hostile work environment ... read more >
The Chicago District Office of the EEOC filed this suit against Glenview Car Wash in September 2005 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that the charging parties, three male employees, were subjected to harassment and a hostile work environment on the basis of sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The complaint also alleged retaliation against the parties which resulted in their termination. In October 2005, the charging parties intervened in the suit. After numerous discovery disputes, the parties reached a settlement and entered into a two-year consent decree in July 2006.

The decree, containing non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: pay a sum of $125,500, to be divided among the discrimination victims; post an EEOC-provided notice; keep records of any discrimination complaints; report periodically to the EEOC; and provide annual EEOC-approved training to all its employees.

Kevin Wilemon - 05/31/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
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
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Glenview Car Wash, 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 2006 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2006
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-05568 (N.D. Ill.) 07/07/2006
EE-IL-0099-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/27/2005
EE-IL-0099-0001.pdf | Detail
Complaint in Intervention 10/20/2005
EE-IL-0099-0004.pdf | Detail
Order 05/05/2006 (239 F.R.D. 490) (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0099-0010.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Consent Decree 07/05/2006
EE-IL-0099-0008.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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