Federal employee wins over $500,000 in harassment and retaliation case. The complainant, a federal employee, worked as a deputy regional officer at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
She filed a complaint alleging harassment on the basis of her sex and later amended the complaint to include retaliation. After the agency repeatedly failed to respond to orders, an administrative judge entered an order awarding damage to the complainant. Specifically, judge awarded $200,000 in non-pecuniary compensatory damages, $223,116.35 in pecuniary compensatory damages, and $131,262.50 in attorney’s fees. The Agency appealed this award. The EEOC affirmed the total compensatory damages but corrected the math error, directing that the Agency award C. $122,150 in attorney’s fees.
Lauralee C. v. Dep’t of Homeland Security https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/decisions/0720150002.txt
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