Federal employee wins appeal and is awarded more damages. Complainant was employed by the Department of Homeland Security.
He filed an EEO alleged race and color discrimination as well as retaliation (reprisal). He prevailed on 2 of his 13 claims. The Agency awarded $15,000 in non-pecuniary (emotional distress) damages and $6,379.35 in attorneys fees. Complainant appealed to EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO). The OFO increased the non-pecuniary award to $25,000 and the attorneys fees to $25,517.39.
Sang G. v. Dep’t of Homeland Security, EEOC Appeal No. 0120151360 (July 28, 2017) https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/decisions/0120151360.txt
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