Case: EEOC v. Daimler Chrysler

2:03-cv-75137 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Filed Date: Dec. 23, 2003

Closed Date: 2007

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

In December 2003, the EEOC district office in Detroit, Michigan brought this suit against the Daimler Chrysler Corporation, an international automobile manufacturer, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) when it refused to reasonably accommodate an employee with a physical disability. Specifically, the defendant refused to provide her with a sign language interpreter …

In December 2003, the EEOC district office in Detroit, Michigan brought this suit against the Daimler Chrysler Corporation, an international automobile manufacturer, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The complaint alleged that the defendant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) when it refused to reasonably accommodate an employee with a physical disability. Specifically, the defendant refused to provide her with a sign language interpreter at meetings or a device that would allow her to converse over the telephone.

The parties entered into a settlement agreement in January 2004. The defendant agreed to refrain from retaliating and discriminating based on disability, to pay the aggrieved employee $52,000, to provide her with an alpha-pager, to provide an interpreter for meetings, to engage in an interactive process if any other accommodations were needed, to expunge her employment record of any mention of this litigation, to post an EEO notice for three years, and provide EEO training. No fees or costs were awarded. The terms of the agreement ran for three years.

The decree was entered in 2004 and scheduled to last 2007. No further docket entries exist, so the case is closed.

Summary Authors

Jason Chester (7/12/2007)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4293026/parties/eeoc-v-daimler-chrysler/

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

Jan. 16, 2004 Docket
1

Complaint

Dec. 23, 2003 Complaint
2

Settlement Agreement

Jan. 16, 2004 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

Judicial Independence, Employment Discrimination Studies Funded

Ann Nicholson

This brief article describes the Clearinghouse's award of $12,000 to build its collection of employment discrimination class actions brought by private plaintiffs. Nov. 1, 2008 https://law.wustl.edu/...

Under the Radar: Visibility and the Effects of Discrimination Lawsuits in Small and Large Firms

Carly Knight, Frank Dobbin, Alexandra Kalev

Research on how discrimination lawsuits affect corporate diversity has yielded mixed results. Qualitative studies highlight the limited efficacy of lawsuits in the typical workplace, finding that lit… April 1, 2022 https://cris.tau.ac.il/...

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4293026/eeoc-v-daimler-chrysler/

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand (PP) (Entered: 12/24/2003)

Dec. 23, 2003 RECAP
2

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT (CMul, ) (Entered: 01/30/2004)

Jan. 16, 2004 PACER

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 23, 2003

Closing Date: 2007

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 Coproration (Auburn Hills, Michigan), 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: 52000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Expungement of Employment Record

Discrimination Prohibition

Reasonable Accommodation

Retaliation Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

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

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits