Case: EEOC v. DAIMLER-CHRYSLER CORPORATION

2:01-cv-73521 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Filed Date: Sept. 17, 2001

Closed Date: Aug. 8, 2002

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Case Summary

The Detroit District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, against Daimler Chrysler Corporation, an international automobile manufacturer. The complaint, filed in September 2001, alleged religious discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that Defendant did not provide a reasonable accommodation to the religious practices of the charging party and discharged he…

The Detroit District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, against Daimler Chrysler Corporation, an international automobile manufacturer. The complaint, filed in September 2001, alleged religious discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that Defendant did not provide a reasonable accommodation to the religious practices of the charging party and discharged her because her religious beliefs conflicted with employment requirements. Defendant moved for summary judgment, but in August 2002, the parties settled before the Court decided the motion.

The Settlement Agreement contained (1) a non-discrimination provision; (2) a non-retaliation provision; and (3) a provision requiring Defendant to provide a mandatory training program, focusing on federal equal employment opportunity laws, to all Human Resource personal at its Warren, Michigan facility. Defendant also paid $27,500.00 to the charging party.

Summary Authors

Elizabeth Glassman (5/31/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Steeh, George Caram III (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Klein, Tammy C. (Michigan)

Rapport, Adele (Michigan)

Weaver, Omar (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Comden, Anthony R. (Michigan)

Murphy, Lawrence J. (Michigan)

Judge(s)

Steeh, George Caram III (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Klein, Tammy C. (Michigan)

Rapport, Adele (Michigan)

Weaver, Omar (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Comden, Anthony R. (Michigan)

Murphy, Lawrence J. (Michigan)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:01-cv-73521

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Daimler-Chrysler Corporation

Aug. 8, 2002

Aug. 8, 2002

Docket
10

2:01-cv-73521

Stipulation and Order of Dismissal

EEOC v. Daimler-Chrysler Corporation

Aug. 8, 2002

Aug. 8, 2002

Order/Opinion

2:01-cv-73521

Settlement Agreement

EEOC v. Daimler-Chrysler Corporation

Aug. 8, 2002

Aug. 8, 2002

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 14, 2022, 3:10 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT with jury demand - Receipt # USA (dp) (Entered: 09/19/2001)

Sept. 17, 2001

Sept. 17, 2001

2

ANSWER by defendant Daimler Chrysler to complaint [1-1] (dp) (Entered: 10/19/2001)

Oct. 18, 2001

Oct. 18, 2001

2

AFFIRMATIVE defenses by defendant Daimler Chrysler (dp) (Entered: 10/19/2001)

Oct. 18, 2001

Oct. 18, 2001

3

NOTICE of setting scheduling conference for 2:00 pm on 11/15/01 (lg) (Entered: 10/29/2001)

Oct. 22, 2001

Oct. 22, 2001

4

PRETRIAL scheduling order by Judge George C. Steeh - setting deadline for witness list for 2/15/02 , setting deadline for discovery for 4/15/02 , setting deadline for mediation referral for 4/15/02 , setting deadline for filing dispositive motions for 5/15/02 , setting deadline for final pretrial order for 8/19/02 , setting final pretrial conference for 9:00 8/26/02 , setting trailing trial docket for 9:00 9/3/02 (kg) (Entered: 11/16/2001)

Nov. 15, 2001

Nov. 15, 2001

SCHEDULING conference held - Judge George C. Steeh (mb) (Entered: 11/16/2001)

Nov. 15, 2001

Nov. 15, 2001

5

PROOF of mailing by defendant of rule 26 disclosures (cm) (Entered: 11/27/2001)

Nov. 26, 2001

Nov. 26, 2001

7

MOTION by defendant DaimlerChrysler Corp for summary judgment with brief and proof of service (kg) (Entered: 05/15/2002)

May 14, 2002

May 14, 2002

8

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC to extend discovery time to 8/12/02 with brief and proof of service (kg) (Entered: 05/23/2002)

May 22, 2002

May 22, 2002

9

ORDER by Judge George C. Steeh, with stipulation, re- setting deadline for discovery for 7/31/02 , re-setting deadline for filing dispositive motions for 8/30/02 , re-setting deadline for final pretrial order for 12/2/02 , re-setting final pretrial conference for 9:00 on 12/9/02 and setting civil jury trial for 9:00 on 12/16/02 [EOD Date: 6/14/02] (jg) (Entered: 06/14/2002)

June 13, 2002

June 13, 2002

10

ORDER by Judge George C. Steeh with stipulation dismissing the case [EOD Date: 8/11/02 (nh) (Entered: 08/11/2002)

Aug. 8, 2002

Aug. 8, 2002

Case Details

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 17, 2001

Closing Date: Aug. 8, 2002

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Daimler Chrysler Corporation (Warren, Michigan), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Amount Defendant Pays: 27500

Order Duration: 2002 - 2003

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Reasonable Accommodation

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Discrimination Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits