EEOC finds no evidence supporting discrimination and retaliation complaint. Complainant filed an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaint alleging discrimination on the bases of sex (female), age (over 40), disability (status post bilateral Morton’s plantar neuroma), and reprisal. The basis for her complaint was that she was reassigned to a position without refresher and/or computer training and seminars required of inspectors. She also alleged that she was denied compatible overtime assignments without redlining, and she was not used a facilitator. Following the investigation, Complainant filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). An EEOC Administrative Judge (AJ) found that Complainant failed to meet her burdens of proof for her discrimination claims, and that there was no causal nexus between her prior EEO activity and any of the actions she complained of. The Agency adopted the AJ’s decision and Complainant appealed.

On appeal, the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO) noted that the Complainant failed to present any evidence to contradict the AJ’s findings. As a result, the OFO held that there was no discrimination on the bases of age, or sex. The AJ further held that while Complainant was able to show she had a disability, the evidence she presented was not enough to make a determination as to whether or not the Complainant had a disability that substantially limited a major life activity. The OFO affirmed the AJ’s decision finding no discrimination or reprisal.

Reta F. Grant v. Department of the Treasury, EEO Appeal No. 01985972 (August 3, 2001)