EEOC increases federal employee’s damages award. Complainant filed a EEO alleging discrimination, including on the basis of race and color, and reprisal.
The federal agency issued a Final Agency Decision or FAD finding in his favor on some claims. The Agency awarded $15,000 in non-pecuniary (emotional distress) damages and $6,379.35 in attorneys fees and costs. Complainant appealed to the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO). The OFO decided that the Agency was wrong and increased the amounts to $25,000 in non-pecuniary damages, and $25,517.39 in attorney’s fees and costs.
Sang G. v. Dep’t of Homeland Security, EEOC Appeal No. 0120151360 (July 28, 2017) https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/decisions/0120151360.txt
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