Sexual harassment of VA employee leads to appeal and EEOC victory. The complainant, a federal employee, worked the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) She was repeatedly subject to sexual harassment by a coworker over a period of months.
Complainant filed complaint alleging sexual harassment by the co-worker and hostile environment for several months. She also challenged her subsequent termination. The VA also removed complainant instead of the harasser to avoid further possible incidents. The VA took no corrective action with the coworker. The VA issued a final agency decision (FAD) finding no harassment, hostile work environment and dismissing her termination challenge. Complainant appealed the VA’s decision to the EEOC. On appeal, the EEOC reversed and found in favor of complainant on the sexual harassment by a co-worker claim and the claim of hostile environment. The Commission also determined that reassigning the person targeted for harassment is an inappropriate corrective action.
Margaret M. v. Dep’t of Veterans Affairs https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/decisions/0120151790.pdf
Attorney Angel did not present this complainant but he has represented more than a half a dozen federal employees claim sexual harassment in the last 12 months alone. Federal agencies often fail to take harassment claims serious. Therefore, federal employees need a federal employee attorney who can help hold their employers accountable. Additionally attorney Angel regularly represents VA employees as well as employees of other federal agencies so contact him today! Employment Lawyer – Kirk Angel – The Angel Law Firm, Concord NC