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Case Name EEOC v. UNICCO SERVICE COMPANY EE-IL-0230
Docket / Court 1:98-cv-06083 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 1998 the Chicago office of the EEOC brought this suit against UNICCO Service Company and Unicco Security Services, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint is unavailable, but a press release indicates that the EEOC alleged religious ... read more >
In September 1998 the Chicago office of the EEOC brought this suit against UNICCO Service Company and Unicco Security Services, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint is unavailable, but a press release indicates that the EEOC alleged religious discrimination. A settlement was reached in March 1999, and the case was voluntarily dismissed. The details of the settlement agreement are unavailable, but the EEOC press release indicates that the defendant paid $55,000 in settlement.

Kevin Wilemon - 10/28/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) UNICCO Service Company
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
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration not on record
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-06083 (N.D. Ill.) 03/25/1999
EE-IL-0230-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
FY 1999 Major Litigation Highlights from EEOC's Combined Annual Reports Fiscal Years 1999-2001 (Highlighted Section) 12/31/2003
EE-IL-0230-0001 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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