EEOC Hits Chicago Hospital With Bias Action

Law360, New York (July 15, 2011, 6:31 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a putative class action Thursday in Illinois federal court alleging a Chicago hospital discriminated against black female employees by assigning them undesirable tasks.

The EEOC argues that its investigation has revealed that numerous black female medical technicians at the hospital were required to perform tasks that were never assigned to male counterparts of other races. Neither the complaint nor an EEOC statement specified what the undesirable tasks were.

"There’s a word for assigning work on the basis of race,"...
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Case Title

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center


Case Number

1:11-cv-04743

Court

Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

442(Civil Rights: Jobs)

Judge

Honorable Milton I. Shadur

Date Filed

July 14, 2011

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