Federal employee awarded compensatory damages. Employee of the Department of Homeland Security filed an EEO claiming non-sexual sex-based harassment (female) and reprisal.
After investigation, the complainant requested a hearing before an Administrative Judge with the EEOC. The AJ awarded $200,0000 in non-pecuniary compensatory damages and $223,116.35 in pecuniary compensatory damages. The AJ also awarded $131,262.59 in attorneys fees. The agency appealed both the compensatory damages award as well as the attorneys fee award. The EEOC’s OFO affirmed the compensatory damages an corrected a calculation error which resulted in an attorney fee award of: $121,150.
Lauralee C. v. Dep’t of Homeland Security, EEOC Appeal No. 0720150002 (Sept. 25, 2017) https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/decisions/0720150002.txt
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