Case: EEOC v. AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC.

1:02-cv-06172 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Aug. 28, 2002

Closed Date: Sept. 4, 2002

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Case Summary

The EEOC's Chicago district office sued American Airlines, Inc. on August 28, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The EEOC's complaint alleged that the defendant violated Title VII when it discriminated based on religion (Islam) by failing to hire an otherwise qualified individual because of her religious practice of wearing a Hijab. The parties entered into an order of resolution on the same day, which stipulated that the defendant would pay the complainant $45,000 in damages and $15,000 in fees, post a notice of compliance with Title VII, report complaints related to discrimination in hiring based on wearing a Hijab, and attempt to identify individuals to the EEOC who were previously denied employment with the defendant because they wore Hijabs.

Summary Authors

Aaron Weismann (7/11/2007)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:02-cv-06172

Docket [PACER]

EEOC v. American Airlines Inc

Sept. 3, 2002

Sept. 3, 2002

Docket
1

1:02-cv-06172

Complaint

EEOC v. American Airlines, Inc

Aug. 28, 2002

Aug. 28, 2002

Complaint
3

1:02-cv-06172

Order of Resolution

EEOC v. American Airlines Inc

Sept. 4, 2002

Sept. 4, 2002

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 8, 2022, 3:16 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of John C. Hendrickson, Gordon G. Waldron as attorney(s) for plaintiff ( no summons(es) issued.) ( Documents: 1-1 through 1-3) (yap) (Entered: 08/29/2002)

Aug. 28, 2002

Aug. 28, 2002

3

MINUTE ORDER of 9/3/02 by Hon. John W. Darrah: Case closed terminating case . (Entered Order of Resolution). Mailed notice. (srb) (Entered: 09/04/2002)

Sept. 3, 2002

Sept. 3, 2002

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: Aug. 28, 2002

Closing Date: Sept. 4, 2002

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

American Airlines, Inc., 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

Amount Defendant Pays: 60000

Order Duration: 2002 - 2003

Content of Injunction:

Retaliation Prohibition

Discrimination Prohibition

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits