Case: EEOC v. BURNS INTERNATIONL SECURITY SERVICES dba KANE SECU

1:00-cv-05714 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Sept. 18, 2000

Closed Date: Dec. 19, 2000

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Chicago office filed this suit on September 18, 2000 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint was brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and alleged that Burns International Security Service, doing business as Kane Security, failed to reasonably accommodate the complainant by refusing to allow her to wear a hijab in accordance with her Muslim faith.

A consent decree was entered on December 19, 2000, three months after filing. The defendant agreed to pay $50,000 in damages and costs, conduct training for its managers and report any future occurrences of dress code violations based on religious belief.

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Jason Chester (7/23/2007)

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Document

1:00-cv-05714

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. Burns Intl Sec Svc

Dec. 19, 2000

Dec. 19, 2000

Docket
1

1:00-cv-05714

Complaint

EEOC v. Burns International Security Services, d/b/a Kane Security

Sept. 18, 2000

Sept. 18, 2000

Complaint
17

1:00-cv-05714

Consent Decree

EEOC and Marquesha Martin v. Burns International Security Service D/B/A Kane Security

Dec. 19, 2000

Dec. 19, 2000

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3:14 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of Jeanne B. Szromba and Jose J. Behar, John C. Hendrickson as attorney(s) for plaintiff EEOC (No summons(es) issued.) (Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (hp) (Entered: 09/19/2000)

Sept. 18, 2000

Sept. 18, 2000

2

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for Burns Intl Sec Svc by William J. Raleigh, Margaret Mary Cahill, Sherrill Ann Otto (tlm) (Entered: 09/27/2000)

Sept. 22, 2000

Sept. 22, 2000

3

WAIVER of service of summons as to defendant sent on 9/18/00 (hp) (Entered: 10/02/2000)

Sept. 29, 2000

Sept. 29, 2000

SCHEDULE set on 10/12/00 by Hon. David H. Coar : Rule 16(b) Scheduling/Pretrial conference set to 11:30 12/1/00 in chambers. The court hereby opts into Rule 26(a)(1) for purposes of this case. Report of planning conference pursuant to Rule 26(f) and proposed scheduling order pursuant to Rule 16(b) to be filed in chambers. (See reverse side of scheduling order. Copies of form reports of planning conference and proposed scheduling order are available in chambers or on the court's web page.) Mailed notice (pm) (Entered: 10/12/2000)

Oct. 12, 2000

Oct. 12, 2000

4

MOTION by Marquesha Martin to intervene (Attachment); Notice (hp) (Entered: 10/25/2000)

Oct. 13, 2000

Oct. 13, 2000

6

SUBSTITUTION of attorneys Raleigh & Cahill, P.C. in place of Rothschild, Barry & Myers by defendant; Notice (hp) Modified on 10/26/2000 (Entered: 10/26/2000)

Oct. 20, 2000

Oct. 20, 2000

7

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Burns International Security Services d/b/a The Kane Service, incorrectly sued herein as Burns International Services d/b/a Kane Security by Roger J. Guerin and Alan S. Madans (hp) (Entered: 10/26/2000)

Oct. 20, 2000

Oct. 20, 2000

5

MINUTE ORDER of 10/23/00 by Hon. David H. Coar : Marquesha Martin's motion to intervene [4-1] is entered and continued to 10/25/00 at 9:15 a.m. No notice (hp) (Entered: 10/25/2000)

Oct. 23, 2000

Oct. 23, 2000

8

APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice by John M. Stephen for defendant Burns Intl Sec Svc ; Order entered granting leave by Hon. David H. Coar (hp) (Entered: 10/26/2000)

Oct. 25, 2000

Oct. 25, 2000

9

APPLICATION for leave to appear pro hac vice by Robert W. Edmund for defendant Burns Intl Sec Svc; Order entered granting leave by Hon. David H. Coar (hp) (Entered: 10/26/2000)

Oct. 25, 2000

Oct. 25, 2000

10

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by John M. Stephen and Robert W. Edmund (hp) (Entered: 10/26/2000)

Oct. 25, 2000

Oct. 25, 2000

11

MINUTE ORDER of 10/25/00 by Hon. David H. Coar : Marquesha Martin's motion to intervene as a party plaintiff is granted. [4-1] Pursuant to the substitution of attorneys, leave granted Raleigh & Cahall, P.C. to withdraw as attorneys for the defendant and leave granted Rothschild Barry & Myers to file and substitute appearance for the defendant. Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 10/26/2000)

Oct. 25, 2000

Oct. 25, 2000

14

MOTION by defendant for extension of time to file responsive pleading to plaintiff's and intervneor's complaint ; Notice (hp) (Entered: 11/30/2000)

Nov. 16, 2000

Nov. 16, 2000

12

REPORT by parties planning conference; Notice (hp) (Entered: 11/29/2000)

Nov. 22, 2000

Nov. 22, 2000

13

MINUTE ORDER of 11/27/00 by Hon. David H. Coar : Defendant's motion for extension of time to file responsive pleading is granted to and including 11/30/00. No notice (hp) (Entered: 11/29/2000)

Nov. 27, 2000

Nov. 27, 2000

SCHEDULE set on 11/28/00 by Hon. David H. Coar : Rule 16(b) Schedulin/Pretrial conference reset to 9:30 12/19/00. Jean Szromba, attorney for EEOC, advised that this case is tentatively settled. Mailed notice (pm) (Entered: 11/28/2000)

Nov. 28, 2000

Nov. 28, 2000

15

MOTION by defendant for extension of time to file responsive pleading to intervenor's complaint ; Notice (hp) (Entered: 12/01/2000)

Nov. 28, 2000

Nov. 28, 2000

16

MINUTE ORDER of 11/30/00 by Hon. David H. Coar : Defendant's motion for extension of time to file responsive pleading is granted. [15-1] Burns to answer or plead on or before 12/19/00, no further extensions. Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 12/01/2000)

Nov. 30, 2000

Nov. 30, 2000

SCHEDULE set on 12/15/00 by Hon. David H. Coar : Pretrial conference reset to 9:30 12/20/00 Telephone notice (pm) (Entered: 12/15/2000)

Dec. 15, 2000

Dec. 15, 2000

17

MINUTE ORDER of 12/19/00 by Hon. David H. Coar : This action is resolved by this consent decree. Defendants are permanently enjoined from discriminating on the basis of religious beliefs by failing to accommodate those beliefs Burns will modify its uniform policy to accommodate religious beliefs, provided that such accommodation does not impose an undue hardship on the company. Burns will pay attorneys fees and damages in the amount of $50,000.00 to Martin and

Dec. 19, 2000

Dec. 19, 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. 18, 2000

Closing Date: Dec. 19, 2000

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Burns International Security Service (Chicago), 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: 50000

Order Duration: 2000 - 2001

Content of Injunction:

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Reporting

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit