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Case Name EEOC v. STREATOR BRICK CO. EE-IL-0212
Docket / Court 03 C 6192 ( 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 Chicago office of the EEOC brought this Title VII against Streator Brick Co. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimants by subjecting the claimants (a class of black employees) ... read more >
In September 2003, the Chicago office of the EEOC brought this Title VII against Streator Brick Co. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that the defendant discriminated against the claimants by subjecting the claimants (a class of black employees) and a class of white employees who associated with them to racial harassment. The case settled by entry of a consent decree in June 2004.

The three year consent decree required the defendant to refrain from discrimination and retaliation, pay the claimants $35,000, provide Title VII training for all employees, post notice, and keep record and give the EEOC reports on any complaints of race discrimination made by an employee of the defendant.

Kevin Wilemon - 07/16/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
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
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Streator Brick, 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 2004 - 2007
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-06192 (N.D. Ill.) 06/30/2004
EE-IL-0212-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Complaint 09/04/2003
EE-IL-0212-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree 06/30/2004
EE-IL-0212-0002 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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