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Case Name EEOC v. BURLINGTON NORTHERN & SANTE FE CO. EE-OK-0008
Docket / Court CIV-04-660-T ( W.D. Okla. )
State/Territory Oklahoma
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Dallas district office sued Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Company, on May 27, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Burlington violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it discriminated based on ... read more >
The EEOC's Dallas district office sued Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Company, on May 27, 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Burlington violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it discriminated based on disability (physical)by failing to hire a disabled person. Burlington filed a motion for summary judgment on May 2, 2005, which was granted on December 8, 2005. The EEOC appealed on February 13, 2006, but the appellate court affirmed the district court's opinion.

Aaron Weismann - 06/21/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Hiring
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) Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company
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 Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Case Closing Year 2005
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
5:04-cv-00660-T (W.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0008-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/03/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
EE-OK-0008-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/27/2004
Order (W.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0008-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/28/2004
Order (406 F.Supp.2d 1228) (W.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0008-0005.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 12/08/2005
Source: Google Scholar
Judgment (W.D. Okla.)
EE-OK-0008-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/16/2005
Order and Judgment (211 Fed.Appx. 682)
EE-OK-0008-0004.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 11/29/2006

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