Case: EEOC v. SPACELABS BURDICK, INC.

1:00-cv-05861 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Sept. 22, 2000

Closed Date: Sept. 28, 2000

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Case Summary

In September 2000, the EEOC district office in Chicago, Illinois brought this suit against Spacelabs Burdick, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint states that a former female employee alleged that the defendant unlawfully discriminated against her on the basis of her sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, she alleged that the defendant paid her a lower commission rate than men, forced her to track her own ac…

In September 2000, the EEOC district office in Chicago, Illinois brought this suit against Spacelabs Burdick, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint states that a former female employee alleged that the defendant unlawfully discriminated against her on the basis of her sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, she alleged that the defendant paid her a lower commission rate than men, forced her to track her own accounts to figure out sales, was not allowed to go on a retreat that she qualified for, and terminated her employment because of her sex. Six days after the complaint was filed, the court entered a consent decree.

In the consent decree, the parties agreed that the defendant would pay the female $170,000, refrain from retaliating and discriminating on the basis of sex, implement an anti-discrimination policy, post a notice of this suit and consent decree, and submit semiannual compliance reports. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the agreement ran for one year.

Summary Authors

Joel Pettit (7/5/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:00-cv-05861

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Spacelabs Burdick

Sept. 28, 2000

Sept. 28, 2000

Docket
1

1:00-cv-05861

Complaint

EEOC v. Spacelabs Burdick

Sept. 22, 2000

Sept. 22, 2000

Complaint
4

1:00-cv-05861

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Spacelabs Burdick

Sept. 28, 2000

Sept. 28, 2000

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of John C. Hendrickson, Jean Powers Kamp, Jeanne B. Szromba as attorney(s) for plaintiff ( Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (rmm) (Entered: 09/25/2000)

Sept. 22, 2000

Sept. 22, 2000

2

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Brian Wegg Bulger. (mw) (Entered: 09/27/2000)

Sept. 26, 2000

Sept. 26, 2000

3

JOINT MOTION by defendant Spacelabs Burdick to enter consent decree ; Notice of motion (eav) (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Sept. 26, 2000

Sept. 26, 2000

4

MINUTE ORDER of 9/28/00 by Hon. Milton I. Shadur : Joint motion to enter consent decree is granted [3-1]. terminating case (Entered Consent Decree) Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Sept. 28, 2000

Sept. 28, 2000

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. 22, 2000

Closing Date: Sept. 28, 2000

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

Spacelabs Burdick, Inc. (Rolling Meadows, Illinois), 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: 170000

Order Duration: 2000 - 2001

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits