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Case Name EEOC v. LABORERS' INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA LOCAL NO. 465 EE-MI-0106
Docket / Court 2:04-cv-73812-NGE-PJK ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2004, the EEOC district office in Detroit, Michigan brought this action against the Laborers' International Union of North America Local No. 465 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Americans with ... read more >
In September 2004, the EEOC district office in Detroit, Michigan brought this action against the Laborers' International Union of North America Local No. 465 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) when it refused to place employees on its "out-of-work" list without undergoing a medical examination and responding to medical inquiries.

The case was settled in May 2006. The parties agreed that the defendant would refrain from discriminating based on disability, would no longer subject employees to submit to medical inquiries or examinations prior to being placed on its "out-of-work" list, refer all able employees to available laborer positions, give an unspecified amount of money to the class of workers in question, post an ADA notice, and provide EEO training.

Jason Chester - 07/18/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Medical Exam / Inquiry
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) Laborers' International Union of North America Local No. 465
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 Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration 2006 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2006
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)
2:04-cv-73812-NGE-PJK (E.D. Mich.) 05/24/2006
EE-MI-0106-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/29/2004
EE-MI-0106-0001.pdf | Detail
Amended Complaint 02/02/2005
EE-MI-0106-0002.pdf | Detail
Settlement Agreement 05/23/2006
EE-MI-0106-0003.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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