Case: EEOC v. United Air Lines, Inc.

1:03-cv-00812 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Feb. 4, 2003

Closed Date: May 26, 2004

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Case Summary

The Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, against United Airlines, Inc., an international airline. The complaint, filed in February 2003, alleged disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); specifically that Defendant had discriminated and retaliated against the charging party when it failed provide a reasonable accommodation for him.In April 2004 a consent decre…

The Chicago District Office of the EEOC brought this action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, against United Airlines, Inc., an international airline. The complaint, filed in February 2003, alleged disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); specifically that Defendant had discriminated and retaliated against the charging party when it failed provide a reasonable accommodation for him.

In April 2004 a consent decree was entered that was valid for 2 years. The decree prohibited Defendant from discriminating against employees or applicants based on disability and failing to make a reasonable accommodation for any qualified employee or applicant with a disability. Defendant was required to pay the charging party $200,000 in damages (subject to Defendant's bankruptcy proceedings), keep the charging party in Extended Illness Status until she was eligible to retire, post and distribute a notice of non-discrimination at its facility, provide employment discrimination training, and maintain records of any complaints of disability discrimination or failure to accommodate from employees or applicants.

Summary Authors

Shankar Viswanathan (6/28/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:03-cv-00812

Docket (PACER)

May 26, 2004

May 26, 2004

Docket
1

1:03-cv-00812

Nature of the Action

Feb. 4, 2003

Feb. 4, 2003

Complaint
11

1:03-cv-00812

Consent Decree

April 15, 2004

April 15, 2004

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 15, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of June Wallace Calhoun, Noelle Christine Brennan, John C. Hendrickson as attorney(s) for plaintiff (No summons(es) issued.) (Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (hp) (Entered: 02/05/2003)

Feb. 4, 2003

Feb. 4, 2003

2

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Gary S. Kaplan, Beth Tracey Golub, Stephanie Joan Pulcanio (yap) (Entered: 02/18/2003)

Feb. 14, 2003

Feb. 14, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 2/20/03 by Hon. John W. Darrah : Status hearing set to 9:00 4/8/03 . Mailed notice (wah) (Entered: 02/20/2003)

Feb. 20, 2003

Feb. 20, 2003

3

WAIVER of service of summons as to defendant United Air Lines Inc sent on 2/4/03 (rmm) (Entered: 02/24/2003)

Feb. 21, 2003

Feb. 21, 2003

4

ANSWER by United Air Lines Inc and affirmative defenses to plaintiff's complaint [1-1] (ar) (Entered: 04/01/2003)

March 31, 2003

March 31, 2003

5

JOINT report of parties' Rule 26(F) planning meeting by plaintiff and defendant; Notice (ar) (Entered: 04/04/2003)

April 3, 2003

April 3, 2003

6

MOTION by defendant for protective order and for settlement conference ; Notice (ar) (Entered: 06/06/2003)

May 27, 2003

May 27, 2003

7

MINUTE ORDER of 6/4/03 by Hon. John W. Darrah : Defendant's motion for protective order and settlement conference is granted in part and denied in part [6-1] [6-2]. Motion for protective order staying all discovery is granted. Motion for settlement conference is denied. Status hearing is set for 9:00 a.m. on 07/03/03. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 06/06/2003)

June 4, 2003

June 4, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 7/3/03 by Hon. John W. Darrah : Status hearing held and continued to 9:00 9/10/03 . Mailed notice (ldg) (Entered: 07/03/2003)

July 3, 2003

July 3, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 9/10/03 by Hon. John W. Darrah : Status hearing held and continued to 9:00 10/9/03 . Mailed notice (ldg) (Entered: 09/10/2003)

Sept. 10, 2003

Sept. 10, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 10/9/03 by Hon. John W. Darrah : Status hearing held. Discovery extended to 2/6/04. Pretrial conference set for 2/18/04 is stricken and re-set to 6/2/04 at 3:00 p.m. Jury trial set for 3/22/04 is stricken and re-set to 8/9/04 at 10:00 a.m. Mailed notice (maf) (Entered: 10/09/2003)

Oct. 9, 2003

Oct. 9, 2003

8

WITHDRAWAL by plaintiff EEOC of appearance of Noelle C. Brennan; Notice (ar) (Entered: 12/04/2003)

Dec. 3, 2003

Dec. 3, 2003

9

MINUTE ORDER of 12/4/03 by Hon. John W. Darrah : Attorney Noelle Brennan is granted leave to withdraw her appearance on behalf of plaintiff [8-1]. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 12/04/2003)

Dec. 4, 2003

Dec. 4, 2003

10

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff for entry of consent decree ; Notice. (gma) (Entered: 04/15/2004)

April 1, 2004

April 1, 2004

11

MINUTE ORDER of 4/14/04 by Hon. John W. Darrah: Joint motion for entry of consent decree is granted [10-1]. (Entered Consent Decree) Mailed notice (gma) (Entered: 04/15/2004)

April 14, 2004

April 14, 2004

12

MINUTE ORDER of 5/26/04 by Hon. John W. Darrah: Parties having entered a consent decree on 4/14/04, the pretrial conference of 6/2/04 and jury trial of 8/9/04 are vacated. Terminating case. Mailed notice (gma) (Entered: 05/27/2004)

May 26, 2004

May 26, 2004

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: Feb. 4, 2003

Closing Date: May 26, 2004

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

United Air Lines, Inc, 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:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 200000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Retaliation Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits