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Case Name EEOC v. CMC SERVICE OF CHICAGO LLC (d/b/a GREAT CLIPS FOR HAIR) EE-IL-0100
Docket / Court 1:03-cv-06769 ( 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 September 2003, the EEOC district office in Chicago, Illinois brought this action against CMC Service of Chicago, LLC, doing business as Great Clips for Hair, a regional beauty salon franchise, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged, on behalf of ... read more >
In September 2003, the EEOC district office in Chicago, Illinois brought this action against CMC Service of Chicago, LLC, doing business as Great Clips for Hair, a regional beauty salon franchise, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged, on behalf of a class of Hispanic employees, that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, based on national origin, when it terminated employees who spoke any other language than English during working hours. After consenting to the exercise of jurisdiction by a magistrate judge and one settlement conference, the parties settled and a consent decree was entered in November 2004.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of national origin, pay the aggrieved parties at total of $75,000, post a consent decree notice, provide EEO training to all managers and assistant managers, adopt and distribute an anti-discrimination policy, and submit semiannual complaint/compliance reports to the EEOC. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the decree ran for two years.

Jason Chester - 07/17/2007


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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
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) CMC Service of Chicago, LLC
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)
1:03-cv-06769 (N.D. Ill.) 11/23/2004
EE-IL-0100-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/25/2003
EE-IL-0100-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 11/23/2004
EE-IL-0100-0002.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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