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Case Name EEOC v. Infinity Home Improvement, Inc. d/b/a Gutter Helmet EE-IL-0103
Docket / Court 06 C 0608 ( 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
The EEOC's Chicago office filed this suit on February 2, 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Chicago Division. The complaint alleged that defendant Infinity Home Improvement, Inc., doing business as Gutter Helmet, created a hostile working environment for three ... read more >
The EEOC's Chicago office filed this suit on February 2, 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Chicago Division. The complaint alleged that defendant Infinity Home Improvement, Inc., doing business as Gutter Helmet, created a hostile working environment for three black employees and retaliated against two complainants for their opposition to the practice. The parties attended two settlement conferences and three status hearings during the case. The defendant moved for summary judgment on October 20, 2006 but a settlement was reached before a decision was made on the motion. A proposed consent decree was filed on November 17, 2006 and the consent decree was entered into the record on November 20, 2006. The defendant agreed to pay four complainants a total of $75,000. The defendant also agreed to provide annual training for its employees, maintain records of complaints and firings and send semi-annual reports to the EEOC during the two year consent decree.

William Burns - 08/20/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Hiring
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Infinity Home Improvement, 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)
1:06-cv-00608 (N.D. Ill.) 11/20/2006
EE-IL-0103-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 02/02/2006
EE-IL-0103-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 11/20/2006
EE-IL-0103-0002.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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