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Case Name EEOC v. FORESIGHT INTERNATIONAL, INC. EE-IL-0088
Docket / Court 06 C 5139 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2006, the EEOC's Chicago District Office filed this suit against Foresight International in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging violation of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA") by terminating the charging party, a qualified ... read more >
In September 2006, the EEOC's Chicago District Office filed this suit against Foresight International in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging violation of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA") by terminating the charging party, a qualified male employee, because he was deaf. A settlement conference was held in March 2007, and the parties settled through a consent decree later that month. The eighteen-month decree contained non-discrimination and non-retaliation clauses and required the defendant to: post EEOC provided notices in the workplace, maintain records of every disability compliant, develop and distribute an ADA policy, provide ADA training for all employees, provide written reports to the EEOC semi-annually, and pay $39,000 in damages. The decree was to last for 18 months. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2008.


Michele Marxkors - 05/30/2007
- 06/13/2017


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
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) Foresight 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 2007 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2008
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)
1:06-cv-05139 (N.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0088-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/28/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Consent Decree
EE-IL-0088-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/27/2007
Complaint
EE-IL-0088-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/10/2007

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