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Case Name EEOC v. MAJESTY MAINTENANCE, INC. EE-IL-0149
Docket / Court 01-C-01634 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In March 2001 the Chicago District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against the cleaning service Majesty Maintenance Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act ... read more >
In March 2001 the Chicago District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against the cleaning service Majesty Maintenance Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging discrimination on the basis of gender, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the defendant allegedly had a pattern or practice of creating a hostile work environment. The complainants intervened in the lawsuit in June 2001. Following discovery and several status conferences, the parties settled the lawsuit in 2002 through a consent decree.

The one-year decree, containing non-discrimination and retaliation provisions, required the defendant to: report on complaints and make other compliance reports, keep records, allow access to outsiders for monitoring, develop its anti-discrimination policy, post and distribute notice, provide EEO training, and pay $70,000 to be distributed among five individuals.

David Friedman - 04/25/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
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
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Majesty Maintenance 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-01634 (N.D. Ill.) 09/23/2002
EE-IL-0149-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 03/08/2001
EE-IL-0149-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 09/23/2002
EE-IL-0149-0002.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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