Federal employee wins damages and attorneys fees. Complainant was employed by the Department of Homeland Security. He claimed that the Agency discriminated against him based on race (African -American), color (black), age (54) and in reprisal for prior protected EEO activity
An EEOC administrative judge found in Complainant’s favor and awarded damages. The Agency rejected the AJ’s decision. Complainant appealed to the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations. The OFO reversed the Agency’s decision and awarded emotional distress damages in the amount of $20,000, attorney’s fees in the amount of $82,521 and costs in the amount of $2,650.00.
Rick G. v. Dep’t of Homeland Security, EEOC Appeal No. 0720180009 (Apr. 26, 2019) https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/decisions/0720180009.pdf
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