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Case Name EEOC v. Regal-Beloit Corporation EE-IL-0087
Docket / Court 1:04-cv-02706 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In April 2004, the Chicago office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against the Regal-Beloit Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant by subjecting him and other employees to ... read more >
In April 2004, the Chicago office of the EEOC brought this Title VII suit against the Regal-Beloit Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimant by subjecting him and other employees to racial (black) and national origin (Hispanic and Polish) harassment and discharging the claimant because of his involvement with an investigation of a complaint of harassment. The case settled during a settlement conference, and the court entered a consent decree in December 2004.

The two year consent decree required the defendant to refrain from discrimination and retaliation, pay the claimants $50,000, post notice, keep record of complaints of racial/national origin harassment complaints, allow the EEOC to review its compliance, give the EEOC reports every six months on any complaints of racial/national origin harassment, and provide training for all employees on racial harassment and the prevention of such harassment.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/25/2007


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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
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Regal-Beloit 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 2004 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2004
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)
1:04-cv-02706 (N.D. Ill.) 12/13/2004
EE-IL-0087-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 04/15/2004
EE-IL-0087-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 12/13/2004
EE-IL-0087-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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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