EEOC remands case finding USPS employee was not give a copy of an AJ decision. Complainant, a postal employee, filed an EEO alleging discrimination on the basis of sex and pregnancy and retaliation. The sex discrimination stemmed from the USPS failing to provide her with sufficient time and an appropriate place to express breast milk on one occasion. Complainant requested a hearing before an EEOC Administrative Judge. The AJ found in the Agency’s favor and issued a decision without a hearing. The Postal Service issued a Final Agency Decision (FAD) implementing the AJ’s decision. Complainant appealed to the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO) The OFO found that Complainant was inadvertently deprived a copy of the AJ’s decision which the Agency fully adopted. The EEOC vacated the FAD and remand to the Agency to issue a new FAD and to send Complainant a copy.
Irina T. v. United States Postal Service, EEOC Appeal No. 0120181844 (Sept. 10, 2019) https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/decisions/0120181844.pdf