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Case Name EEOC v. COMPASS INTERNATIONAL INC EE-IL-0054
Docket / Court 1:04-cv-06167 ( 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
On September 22, 2004, the Chicago office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed this lawsuit under Title VII against Compass International, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the rights of a class ... read more >
On September 22, 2004, the Chicago office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed this lawsuit under Title VII against Compass International, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The EEOC alleged that the defendants had violated the rights of a class of complainants by subjecting them to a hostile work environment on the basis of their race and national origin.

On December 9, 2005, the parties entered into a consent decree, which the court approved and adopted six days later. Under the terms of the decree, the defendants agreed to pay $85,000 in monetary damages to 4 complainants. In addition, the defendants agreed to develop, post, and distribute among their employees an anti-discrimination policy that would be in effect at all times in their workplace. Defendants agreed to have all employees undergo annual nondiscrimination training during the three-year duration of the consent decree, and to keep a registry of all employees who attended the training. Defendants were required to file reports with the EEOC every 6 months during the life of the decree. These reports were to include any information regarding complaints of discrimination, as well as how those complaints were remedied.

Kevin Wilemon - 03/16/2008


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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
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Compass, International, 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 2005 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2005
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-06167 (N.D. Ill.) 06/08/2006
EE-IL-0054-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/22/2004
EE-IL-0054-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 12/15/2005
EE-IL-0054-0002 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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