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Case Name EEOC v. MIDWEST RACKING MFG., INC. (d/b/a MIDWEST RACK MFG., INC.) EE-IL-0165
Docket / Court 3:05-cv-00194-WDS-PMF ( S.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In March 2005, the St. Louis District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Midwest Racking Mfg., Inc., d/b/a Midwest Rack Mfg., Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ... read more >
In March 2005, the St. Louis District Office of the EEOC brought this suit against Midwest Racking Mfg., Inc., d/b/a Midwest Rack Mfg., Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by subjecting the charging party, a Black employee, to harassment and terminating him because of his race and in retaliation for his complaints of the harassment. The EEOC filed a motion for default judgment in late June 2005 which was granted a few months later in September. The default judgment required the defendant to pay the charging party $33,893.27 and to report to the EEOC within fifteen days of receiving a complaint of racial harassment or retaliation for a term of three years. The docket sheet doesn't show any further enforcement took place; the case was presumably closed in 2008.


Michele Marxkors - 08/08/2007
- 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
Reporting
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Midwest Racking Mfg., 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 Litigation
Order Duration 2005 - 2008
Case Closing Year 2008
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
3:05-cv-00194-WDS-PMF (S.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0165-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/19/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
EE-IL-0165-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/17/2005
Order of Default Judgment (S.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0165-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/21/2005

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