Case: EEOC v. SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO.

2:02-cv-71225 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Filed Date: March 29, 2002

Closed Date: April 2, 2002

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Detroit district office sued Sears, Roebuck, and Company on March 29, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it discriminated based on a disability by failing to reasonably accommodate the complainant for his disability and creating a hostile work environment for the complainant because of his disability. The parties entered into a settlement agreement on April 2, 2002, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainant $5,000 in damages, post a notice of compliance with the ADA, and provide ADA reasonable accommodation training to its managers, supervisors, and select employees at the specified location.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (7/11/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

EEOC v. Sears Roebuck Co.

April 2, 2002 Docket
1

Complaint

EEOC v. Sears Roebuck and Co.

March 29, 2002 Complaint
3

Settlement Agreement

EEOC v. Sears Roebuck and Co.

April 2, 2002 Settlement Agreement
2

Stipulation and Order of Dismissal

EEOC v. Sears Roebuck and Co.

April 2, 2002 Order/Opinion

Resources

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Docket

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT with jury demand - Receipt # USA - Date Fee Received: 3/29/02 (lh) (Entered: 04/02/2002)

March 29, 2002
2

ORDER by Judge Arthur J. Tarnow with stipulation dismissing the case [EOD Date: 4/5/02] (lh) (Entered: 04/05/2002)

April 2, 2002
3

SETTLEMENT agreement with attachment "A" [EOD Date: 4/5/02] (lh) (Entered: 04/05/2002)

April 2, 2002

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 29, 2002

Closing Date: April 2, 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

Sears, Roebuck & Co. (Port Huron, MI), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

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:

Voluntary Dismissal

Amount Defendant Pays: 5000

Order Duration: 2002 - 2003

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Provide antidiscrimination training

Retaliation Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits