Federal employee wins EEOC discrimination claim. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Office of Federal Operations reversed the agency’s decision to dismiss a Chinese immigrant’s discrimination and harassment complaint. The complainant was subjected to ongoing harassment by one of his subordinates in his role as Branch Chief and Supervisory Diplomatic Interpreter. The subordinate frequently made disparaging remarks about Chinese immigrants, mocked the man’s accent and language skills, and interfered with work productivity by attempting to circumvent the complainant’s authority and ignoring emails and work assignments, among other things. Management officials were aware of the harassment but failed to properly address it. The EEOC dismissed the complaint, claiming that the conduct was not sufficiently severe or pervasive to state a claim of harassment. On appeal the Office of Federal Operations disagreed and reversed.
Norbert K. v. Antony Blinkin, Secretary, Dep’t of State, https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/decisions/2021_04_30/2021001898.pdf
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