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Leon B. v. Department of State

The plaintiff, a Hispanic man, was an applicant for a Diplomatic Security Foreign Service Special Agent. He took an assessment and was denied based on a score for the oral and written portions that was below the cutoff. The Agency said that they asked every candidate...

Heidi B. v. USPS

The plaintiff was issued suspensions for refusing to work Sundays. She regularly asked off on Sundays because she had religious requirements that prevented her from working. Her supervisor explained that if she asked off every Sunday, they would be short staffed, and...

Bostock v. Clayton County, GA

In an opinion addressing three consolidated cases, the Supreme Court of the United States held that homosexual and transgender employees are subject to protections under Title VII against sex discrimination. The Court held that Title VII protects employees from...

Buffkin v. DOD

Buffkin, a schoolteacher for military children, was fired and challenged her removal through arbitration. Her union requested arbitration later than the agreement provided for, but the agency did not elect to challenge the arbitration request as untimely for four...

Sanchez v. Department of Veteran’s Affairs

The plaintiff entered into a settlement agreement with the agency in 2001. The agreement provided that he would work a reduced schedule in the facility of his choice. In 2017, the agency decided to change his work hours into a more suitable schedule to meet the...