Employment Discrimination Project

Employment Discrimination Clinic Gains Class Certification for Comcast Race Bias Suit

Comcast Race Discrimination Suit Certified as Class Action
Ameet Sachdev
Chicago Tribune
July 8, 2014

A federal judge has allowed some African-American employees alleging race discrimination at a Comcast Corp. facility on the South Side to sue as a class, a decision that would increase the risk for the company.

Faculty: 
Randall D. Schmidt

Schmidt Honored for Work on Behalf of Schoolchildren and Teachers

Meredith Heagney
Law School Office of Communications
December 30, 2013

Clinical Professor Randall Schmidt, an employment discrimination specialist, was honored by the National Lawyers Guild of Chicago for his tireless work on behalf of Chicago’s public school teachers, students, parents, and other school employees.

Faculty: 
Randall D. Schmidt

Clinic Files Suit on Behalf of Parents of Children Impacted by CPS Closings

Chicago parents file federal lawsuit charging CPS with racial, disabilities violations; seeks to halt school closings
Press release
May 15, 2013

The education of students with disabilities and race discrimination are the subjects of two class action lawsuits filed today in federal court against the Chicago Board of Education by parents of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students. The suit also has the support of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU).

Faculty: 
Randall D. Schmidt

Kane Center Clinics Hiring for Summer 2013

2013 Summer Jobs in the Kane Center Clinics
Law School Office of Communications
January 8, 2013

In summer 2013 the clinical law program plans to hire a number of law students to work in the various clinics in the Kane Center.  Positions will be open for the following clinics:

Faculty: 
Jeff Leslie

Employment Discrimination Clinic Files Brief On Sovereign Immunity in the Illinois Appellate Court

July 18, 2012

The Employment Discrimination Clinic recently wrote and filed a Brief in consolidated appeal of two cases in the Illinois Appellate Court.  The Clinic’s clients each sued the State of Illinois, in its capacity as their employer, for employment discrimination.  The cases were both dismissed below on jurisdictional grou

Employment Discrimination Project Clients Awarded $11 Million Consent Decree

EEOC Race Discrimination Case Against YRC/Yellow Transportation Ends with $11 Million Decree
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Press Release
June 29, 2012

An $11 million consent decree entered here today in federal court has ended the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) race harassment and discrimination lawsuit against a major transportation company. Magistrate Judge Susan E. Cox granted preliminary approval of the decree.  

Faculty: 
Randall D. Schmidt
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