Source: Press Release, EEOCDate: June 17, 2010 A federal judge entered a consent decree on June 15 requiring a nationwide staffing company to pay 0,000 to a blind woman against whom the company discriminated because of her blindness according to a suit filed by the U. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The letter appears to contradict Sidley's arguments in the 18-month-old case that the firm has no mandatory retirement age.Source: Dionysia Johnson-Massie, Littler Mendelson, P. The case is being watched because a ruling could have implications for hundreds of thousands of professionals working in firms that have mandatory retirement ages for partners as a way to pass ownership to future generations.
The sharply worded opinion concerned an amendment to the state's Employment of Strikebreakers Act, which made it a crime for employers to use a day labor service or other temporary agency to replace striking workers.
The 7th Circuit said the law ventured directly into an area--the balance of power between employers and striking workers--where federal law reigns supreme.
Source: Associated Press, Chicago Tribune Date: January 4, 2006 A federal judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit accusing Abbott Laboratories of cheating older workers out of retirement benefits when it spun off its hospital equipment business in 2004.
A state-by-state review of court cases pertaining to workplace rights.
Select your state from the map below or from this list.
(If your state does not have any court cases, then the page will not scroll down when you click on the state.) Source: Press Release, EEOCDate: June 6, 2011 A federal court jury in Peoria has returned a verdict of 0,000 against Auto Zone, Inc.
for failing to provide a reasonable accommodation to a disabled sales manager, the U. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today.
Source: Ameet Sachdev, Chicago Tribune Date: February 22, 2011 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is about to conclude what its attorneys suspect is the longest discrimination lawsuit in the history of its Chicago office. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued DHL Express (USA) Inc., alleging it discriminated against black Chicago-area employees by giving them worse assignments than their white counterparts. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered the Illinois Central Railroad Co. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced court approval of the distribution of a ,200,000 compensation fund in the landmark Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) litigation between the EEOC and Sears, Roebuck & Co. Date: January 26, 2010 Dena Lockwood says her employer fired her after she stayed home from work to care for a sick child.
Source: Francine Knowles, Chicago Sun-Times Date: January 6, 2011 Jewel-Osco parent Supervalu Inc. Source: Paul Biasco, Daily Herald Date: September 16, 2010 A federal judge granted preliminary approval to a million settlement in lawsuit against a major freight hauling company whose black employees at Elk Grove Village and Chicago Heights facilities were discriminated against. Supreme Court unanimously held that plaintiffs alleged a cognizable claim of disparate impact discrimination under Title VII when one filed a charge of discrimination within 300 days1 of their employer, the City of Chicago ("City"), using an alleged discriminatory employment practice in a hiring decision. and the Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad, both headquartered in Homewood, Ill., to pay a former railroad employee more than ,000 in back wages, compensatory damages and attorney's fees. Source: EEOC, EEOCDate: June 26, 2009 A popular Hickory Hills, Ill., banquet facility and country club will pay up to 0,000 to settle two lawsuits, charging sex and race discrimination and retaliation, brought by the U. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.
has agreed to pay .2 million to settle a federal lawsuit claiming the company discriminated against disabled employees. Source: Press Release, EEOCDate: July 26, 2010 CHICAGO - Magistrate Judge Susan E. Source: EEOC, EEOCDate: February 22, 2010 Global Infrastructure Equipment Company Relieved of Operating Under Decree in Discrimination Case After 36 Months of Continuous Progress Source: Rich Kulczewski, U. Source: EEOC, EEOCDate: May 26, 2009 Ceisel Masonry will pay half a million dollars to settle a race and national origin discrimination lawsuit brought by the U. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.
Cox for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has ruled that a major trucking industry employer must provide the U. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) with a list of the names with last known addresses and phone numbers of all African-American employees employed at its Chicago Ridge facility from 2004 until the facility was closed in 2009. Source: Barbara Rose, Chicago Tribune Date: June 6, 2006 Federal civil rights lawyers, in the latest salvo in a closely watched age discrimination suit against law firm Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, are shining a light on a 1999 letter in which the firm stated it required partners to retire at age 65.