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Case Name EEOC v. Integrity Financial Services EE-IL-0122
Docket / Court 1:06-cv-05112 ( 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 21, 2006, the Chicago office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois following a complaint by a former employee of Integrity Financial Services ("Integrity"). The plaintiff ... read more >
On September 21, 2006, the Chicago office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois following a complaint by a former employee of Integrity Financial Services ("Integrity"). The plaintiff sued Integrity under 42 USC §2000 (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964) and 42 USC §1981a (Title I of the Civil Right Act of 1991). The plaintiff sought a permanent injunction enjoining the defendant from engaging in any employment practice that discriminated on the basis of race; requiring the defendant to institute and carry out equal employment opportunities for its employees; ordering the defendant to reinstate the individual employee. The plaintiff further sought back pay, non- and pecuniary losses, and punitive damages.

The complaint was based on an allegation that Integrity intentionally discriminated against a black female employee on the basis of her race by terminating her employment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

After many status conferences, the case was settled when the District Court Judge Mark Filip entered a consent decree on May 29, 2007. The two-year consent decree included non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses. It required Integrity to post notice of the decree, maintain and make available to the EEOC records of complaints made about race discrimination, submit written reports to the EEOC every six months, and conduct annual training sessions for all employees. The decree also included a dispute resolution clause requiring each party to notify the other party of alleged non-compliance and a chance to remedy. Integrity agreed to pay a total of $9,000, all of which was awarded to the charging party.

On August 7, 2007, the EEOC made a motion to reopen the case and a motion for order to show cause why Integrity should not be held in contempt of the consent decree as the defendant did not pay $9,000. The defendants alleged an inability to pay. Both motions were stricken without prejudice. On May 20, 2008, the case was re-assigned to Judge John W. Darrah. On June 5, 2008, the plaintiff filed a renewed motion to show cause why defendant should not be held in contempt. This was withdrawn on June 9, 2008 because the defendant was no longer in business and the owner of the defendant was deceased.

The case is closed.

Daisy Manning - 05/14/2008
Joanna Kuzdra - 03/23/2018


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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
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
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. § 2000e
Defendant(s) Integrity Financial Services
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
Filed Pro Se 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 2007 - 2009
Filing Year 2006
Case Closing Year 2008
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
1:06-cv-05112 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0122-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/10/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-IL-0122-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/21/2006
Consent Decree [ECF# 30]
EE-IL-0122-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/29/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Darrah, John W. (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0122-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Calhoun, June Wallace (Illinois)
EE-IL-0122-0001 | EE-IL-0122-9000
Cooper, Ronald S. (District of Columbia)
EE-IL-0122-0001
Gochanour, Gregory M. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0122-0001 | EE-IL-0122-9000
Hendrickson, John C. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0122-0001 | EE-IL-0122-9000
Reams, Gwendolyn Young (District of Columbia)
EE-IL-0122-0001
Smason, Diane I. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0122-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Caruso, Carmen David (Illinois)
EE-IL-0122-9000
Eagle, Joan Myers (Illinois)
EE-IL-0122-9000

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