Federal employee awarded more money on appeal. Complainant alleged sexual and non-sexual harassment based on her sex (female).
After filing an EEO, her Agency issued a Final Agency Decision (FAD) finding in her favor and awarding her $60,000. Complainant appealed to the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO). The OFO found the award of compensatory damages insufficient and increased it to $75,000.
It appears from the decision that Complainant retained an attorney on appeal. It is always best to be represented by an attorney who is experienced handling federal employee claims.
Sonia B. v. Tennessee Valley Authority, EEOC Appeal No. 2019004252 (Aug. 10, 2020) https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/decisions/2020_12_07/2019004252.pdf
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