Case: EEOC v. FIFTH THIRD BANK

1:03-cv-06364 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Sept. 10, 2003

Closed Date: July 8, 2004

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Case Summary

In September 2003, the Chicago District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Fifth Third Bank in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant exposed complainants to a sexually hostile work environment, culminating in the constructive discharge of some parties. The complainant intervened in the case in …

In September 2003, the Chicago District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Fifth Third Bank in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, female, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant exposed complainants to a sexually hostile work environment, culminating in the constructive discharge of some parties. The complainant intervened in the case in October 2003 and withdrew it in May 2004. Following discovery, the parties settled the dispute in July 2004 through a consent decree.

The two-year decree, containing anti-discrimination and retaliation clauses, required the defendant to: report to the EEOC regarding complaints about sexual harassment, keep records of defendant's implementation of the consent decree, permit access to the EEOC under certain circumstances, post notice of employee rights, provide EEO training to managers and supervisors, and pay $225,000 to be distributed among four individuals.

Summary Authors

David Friedman (11/2/2007)

People

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

EEOC v. Fifth Third Bank

May 5, 2006 Docket
1

[Complaint]

EEOC v. Fifth Third Bank

Sept. 10, 2003 Complaint
6

Intervenor's Complaint

EEOC v. Fifth Third Bank

Nov. 7, 2003 Complaint
30

Memorandum Opinion and Order [Denying Motions for Partial Dismissal]

EEOC v. Fifth Third Bank

2004 WL 422673

March 5, 2004 Order/Opinion
49

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Fifth Third Bank

July 14, 2004 Settlement Agreement

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
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MINUTE ORDER of 3/5/04 by Hon. Matthew F. Kennelly : For the reasons set forth on the attached memorandum opinion and order, the Court denies both of Fifth Third's motions for partial dismissal [9-1], [11-1]. Fifth Third is directed to answer the remaining allegations of the complaint within seven days of this order. Entered Memorandum Opinion and Order. Mailed notice (eav)

March 5, 2004 RECAP

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: Sept. 10, 2003

Closing Date: July 8, 2004

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

Fifth Third Bank (Elmhurst, Illinois; Aurora, Illinois; Wheaton, 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: 225000

Order Duration: 2004 - 2006

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Provide antidiscrimination training

Discrimination Prohibition

Retaliation Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

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

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit