Case: EEOC v. SHERWIN-WILLIAMS CO

3:03-cv-50344 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Sept. 3, 2003

Closed Date: Sept. 10, 2003

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Chicago district office sued The Sherwin-Williams Company, a national paint producer and distributor, on September 3, 2003 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The EEOC's complaint alleged that Sherwin-Williams violated Title VII when it discriminated against some of its employees based on sex (female) by providing a hostile work environment. The parties entered into a consent decree on September 10, 2003 which stipulated that the defendant would pay the aggrieved employee $35,000 in damages, post notice of compliance with Title VII, provide EEO training for its managerial staff in the Sterling store, and report semiannually to the EEOC concerning sex discrimination claims.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (6/13/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:03-cv-50344

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Sherwin-Williams Company

Sept. 10, 2003

Sept. 10, 2003

Docket
1

3:03-cv-50344

Complaint

EEOC v. Sherwin-Williams Company

Sept. 3, 2003

Sept. 3, 2003

Complaint
4

3:03-cv-50344

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Sherwin-Williams Company

Sept. 10, 2003

Sept. 10, 2003

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4251407/eeoc-v-sherwin-williams-co/

Last updated July 19, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of John C. Hendrickson, Noelle Christine Brennan, Richard John Mrizek as attorney(s) for plaintiff ( 0 summons(es) issued.) ( Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (clb) (Entered: 09/03/2003)

Sept. 3, 2003

Sept. 3, 2003

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2

JOINT MOTION by EEOC, Sherwin-Williams Co for entry of consent decree ; Notice of filing (jmm (Entered: 09/10/2003)

Sept. 9, 2003

Sept. 9, 2003

PACER
3

MINUTE ORDER of 9/10/03 by Hon. Philip G. Reinhard : Parties' joint motion for entry of consent decree is granted [2-1]. Enter consent decree. This case is dismissed. Any pending motions are now moot. terminating case Mailed notice (jmm (Entered: 09/10/2003)

Sept. 10, 2003

Sept. 10, 2003

PACER
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CONSENT DECREE (jmm (Entered: 09/10/2003)

Sept. 10, 2003

Sept. 10, 2003

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Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 3, 2003

Closing Date: Sept. 10, 2003

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

The Sherwin-Williams Company (Whiteside, IL), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

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:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 35000

Order Duration: 2003 - 2005

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits