EEOC increases emotional distress award. Complainant filed an EEO alleging sexual harassment and retaliation. After investigation, the matter was heard by a EEOC Administrative Judge (AJ). The AJ awarded $15,000 in emotional distress and $8,125 in future monetary losses. The Agency appealed to the EEOC’s OFO. On appeal, the OFO determined that Complainant’s emotional distress damages should be increased to $25,000.

Pamula W. v. Dep’t of Veterans Affairs, EEOC Appeal No. 0120171387 (May 2, 2019)

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