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Case Name EEOC v. GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY EE-TN-0048
Docket / Court 1:01-cv-01137-JDT ( W.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Memphis district office sued General Electric Company on April 26, 2001 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it discriminated based on physical disability ( ... read more >
The EEOC's Memphis district office sued General Electric Company on April 26, 2001 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it discriminated based on physical disability (chronic pain and implanted narcotic pump) by failing to allow him to attend work after medical leave and discharging him. The parties entered into a settlement agreement on December 23, 2002, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainant $25,000 in backpay, and report semiannually to the EEOC about employees who took medical leave at the specified plant. The defendant was also required not to discriminate.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/22/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) General Electric 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
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration 2002 - 2004
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-01137-JDT (W.D. Tenn.) 12/23/2002
EE-TN-0048-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Order Denying Defendant's Motion to Dismiss 09/07/2001 (W.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0048-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment 10/02/2002 (W.D. Tenn.)
EE-TN-0048-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement 12/23/2002
EE-TN-0048-0003.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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