Case: EEOC v. Carl Buddig & Company

1:02-cv-02240 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: March 28, 2002

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

In March 2002, the Chicago District Office filed this lawsuit in the the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division alleging discrimination on the basis of sex and race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant has engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against a class of African American applicants for employment by failing or refusing to hire them because of their rac…

In March 2002, the Chicago District Office filed this lawsuit in the the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division alleging discrimination on the basis of sex and race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant has engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against a class of African American applicants for employment by failing or refusing to hire them because of their race and against a class of female employees and applicants because of their sex by segregating them into job positions based upon sex and failing or refusing to hire females for certain jobs due to their sex. After some scheduling orders and discovery, the parties settled in August 2004 through a settlement agreement.

The three-year settelement decree, containing a non-discrimination and non-retaliation clause, required the defendant to: post its anti-discrimination policy, provide training to all employees involved in the hiring process of certain facilities, comply with specified hiring requirements requiring posting of vacancies and hiring of a class of acceptable persons previously denied employment, permit EEOC representatives to inspect and copy employment data and interview employees, keep hiring records, write regular reports to the EEOC, and pay $2.5 million dollars to the class of persons discriminated against.

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

Summary Authors

David Friedman (10/8/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Der-Yeghiayan, Samuel (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Der-Yeghiayan, Samuel (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Carl Buddig & Co

Jan. 18, 2005 Docket
1

Complaint

March 28, 2002 Complaint
31

[Minute Order]

EEOC v. Carl Buddig & Co.

June 29, 2004 Order/Opinion

Order & Consent Decree

EEOC v. Carl Budding & Company

Sept. 2, 2004 Settlement Agreement

EEOC Settles Discrimination Suit Against Carl Buddig for $2.5 Million

No Court

Sept. 7, 2004 Press Release

EEOC Litigation Settlements - September 2004

EEOC v. Carl Buddig & Co.

No Court

Sept. 30, 2004 Press Release

Docket

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

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 28, 2002

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

Carl Buddig & Company (Chicago, Illinois; South Holland, Illinois; Homewood, 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: 2500000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Provide antidiscrimination training

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

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

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Sex discrimination

Race:

Black

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits