Case: EEOC v. Nielsen & Bainbridge, LLC

1:01-cv-07508 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Sept. 28, 2001

Closed Date: Dec. 17, 2002

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Case Summary

This case was brought by the EEOC's Chicago office in September 2001, in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. The EEOC alleged that Nielsen & Bainbridge violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by subjecting a class of black and female employees to sexual and racial harassment.

In June of 2002, the case was consolidated with a separate action brought by one of the employees (case #1:01-cv-07388). In December 2002 the parties came to terms, and a consent decree was entered resolving both cases. The defendant agreed to pay $155,000 total, including approximately $73,000 to the charging party. The consent decree also prohibited the defendant from engaging in further discrimination or retaliation and mandated employee training in anti-discrimination law.

Summary Authors

Kevin Wilemon (8/19/2008)

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Williams, et al v. Nielsen & Bainbridge, Northern District of Illinois (2001)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:01-cv-07508

Docket

EEOC v. Nielsen & Bainbridge

Oct. 6, 2005

Oct. 6, 2005

Docket
1

1:01-cv-07508

Complaint

EEOC v. Nielsen & Bainbridge, L.L.C.

Sept. 28, 2001

Sept. 28, 2001

Complaint
18

1:01-cv-07508

1:01-cv-07388

Consent Decree

EEOC & Maria Williams v. Nielsen & Bainbridge, LLC & Williams v. Nielsen & Bainbridge, LLC

Dec. 17, 2002

Dec. 17, 2002

Settlement Agreement

EEOC Litigation Settlement Report

EEOC v. Nielsen & Bainbridge, L.L.C.

No Court

Dec. 31, 2002

Dec. 31, 2002

Other

Resources

Docket

Last updated Sept. 4, 2022, 3:18 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; Jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of John C. Hendrickson, Noelle Christine Brennan, Pamela Sue Moore-Gibbs as attorney(s) for plaintiff (No summons(es) issued). (Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (cem) (Entered: 09/28/2001)

Sept. 28, 2001

Sept. 28, 2001

2

WAIVER of service of summons as to defendant sent on 09/28/01. (mw) (Entered: 10/19/2001)

Oct. 16, 2001

Oct. 16, 2001

7

AMENDED NOTICE by intervenor of her motion to intervene [6-1] (Attachments). (mw) (Entered: 12/12/2001)

Nov. 19, 2001

Nov. 19, 2001

3

ANSWER by defendant to plaintiff's complaint [1-1]. (mw) (Entered: 11/20/2001)

Nov. 20, 2001

Nov. 20, 2001

4

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Mary Claire O'Neil. (mw) (Entered: 11/28/2001)

Nov. 27, 2001

Nov. 27, 2001

SCHEDULE set on 11/30/01 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Status hearing set for February 7, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. Mailed notice (wp) (Entered: 11/30/2001)

Nov. 30, 2001

Nov. 30, 2001

5

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for Maria Williams by Sharon Finegan Patterson. (mw) (Entered: 12/10/2001)

Dec. 7, 2001

Dec. 7, 2001

8

MINUTE ORDER of 12/7/01 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Maria Williams' motion to intervene is granted [6-1]. No notice (mw) (Entered: 12/12/2001)

Dec. 7, 2001

Dec. 7, 2001

9

INTERVENOR'S COMPLAINT by intervenor; Jury demand. (mw) (Entered: 12/12/2001)

Dec. 7, 2001

Dec. 7, 2001

10

ANSWER by defendant to intervenor's complaint [9-1]. (mw) (Entered: 02/05/2002)

Feb. 5, 2002

Feb. 5, 2002

11

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff by Ann M Henry. (mw) (Entered: 02/07/2002)

Feb. 7, 2002

Feb. 7, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 2/7/02 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Status hearing held and continued to March 12, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. No notice (wp) (Entered: 02/08/2002)

Feb. 7, 2002

Feb. 7, 2002

SCHEDULE set on 3/12/02 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Status hearing held and continued to May 14, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. No notice (wp) (Entered: 03/15/2002)

March 12, 2002

March 12, 2002

12

MINUTE ORDER of 4/1/02 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Entered Agreed Protective Order. Mailed notice (mw) (Entered: 04/02/2002)

April 1, 2002

April 1, 2002

13

JOINT MOTION by intervenor Maria Williams to consolidate 01 C 7388 with this case (Attachments); Notice. (mw) (Entered: 05/16/2002)

April 24, 2002

April 24, 2002

14

MOTION by plaintiff EEOC to enlarge time to identify class members ; Notice. (mw) (Entered: 05/16/2002)

May 10, 2002

May 10, 2002

15

MINUTE ORDER of 5/14/02 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : Status hearing held and continued to 06/04/02 at 9:00 a.m. EEOC's motion to enlarge time to identify class members by 06/04/02 [14-1] is granted. The parties joint motion to consolidate case number 01 C 7388 now pending before Judge Guzman [13-1] is granted. No notice (mw) (Entered: 05/16/2002)

May 14, 2002

May 14, 2002

16

MINUTE ORDER of 6/12/02 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber : The above cases 01 C 7388 and 01 C 7508 are consolidated for all purposes. No notice (mw) (Entered: 06/13/2002)

June 12, 2002

June 12, 2002

17

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff EEOC and intervenor Maria Williams to enlarge time for discovery ; Notice. (cem) (Entered: 10/28/2002)

Oct. 18, 2002

Oct. 18, 2002

18

MINUTE ORDER of 12/17/02 by Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber: The joint motion for entry of consent decree is granted. (Entered Consent Decree.) Status hearing stricken. terminating case. Mailed notice (gcy) (Entered: 12/23/2002)

Dec. 17, 2002

Dec. 17, 2002

19

APPENDIX filed by plaintiff to the consent decree [18-1]. (RESTRICTED.) (gcy) (Entered: 12/23/2002)

Dec. 17, 2002

Dec. 17, 2002

20

ACKNOWLEDGMENT by plaintiff Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of receipt of sealed documents No. 19.(mjc, ) (Entered: 10/13/2005)

Oct. 6, 2005

Oct. 6, 2005

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 28, 2001

Closing Date: Dec. 17, 2002

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: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Nielsen & Bainbridge, LLC., 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

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Retaliation

Discrimination-area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Sex discrimination

Race:

Black

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

Private Party intervened in EEOC suit