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Case Name EEOC v. MOTOROLA, INC. EE-IL-0162
Docket / Court 1:01-cv-07507 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2001, the Chicago Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Motorola Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging discrimination on the basis of religion in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint ... read more >
In September 2001, the Chicago Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Motorola Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging discrimination on the basis of religion in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant failed to accommodate the religious observance requests of the complaining parties and terminated their employment. Following some discovery, the parties settled the lawsuit through a consent decree in January 2002.

The one-year consent decree, containing anti-discrimination and retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: report complaints and make other compliance reports, keep records of compliance and make them available to the EEOC for inspection, post notice of employee rights, provide EEO training, and pay $30,000 to be distributed among two complaining parties and $30,000 to their attorney.

Daisy Manning - 03/10/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Motorola, Inc.
Motorola, 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 2002 - 2003
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)
1:01-cv-07507 (N.D. Ill.) 01/10/2002
EE-IL-0162-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/28/2001
EE-IL-0162-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 01/07/2002
EE-IL-0162-0002 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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