Dexter K. worked as a forester for the Department of Agriculture when he filed an EEO complaint that the Agency discriminated against him for his Native American heritage and age when he was not selected for the Forest Analyst position. The Agency’s investigator found that the selecting official’s reason for not selecting him was pretext for race discrimination because of Dexter’s stellar work history. The Agency awarded him backpay, $15,000 of compensatory damages, and $14,790 in attorney’s fees. Dexter appealed the attorney’s fees and compensatory damages awards because it was not as much as he had requested. The EEOC increased compensatory damages to $50,000 and attorney’s fees to $42,724.31 because they were reasonable for the work performed in the area where the attorneys worked.
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Attorney Angel did not represent this plaintiff, but he does represent plaintiffs in front of the MSPB and the federal courts of appeals.