Federal employee entitled to damages and attorney’s fees. Complainant filed an EEO alleging non-sexual sex based harassment and retaliation. She requested an EEOC hearing. At hearing, the EEOC Administrative Judge found that Complainant was entitled to:
$200,000 in non-pecuniary compensatory damages.
$223,116.35 in pecuniary compensatory damages.
$122,150 in attorneys fees.
Federal employees should keep in mind that these types of damages awards are rare and the award in this case was the result of several unique factors. Always seek the input of an attorney who is familiar with the EEOC hearing process to help you understand the damages you may be entitled to.
Lauralee C. v. Dep’t of Homeland Security, EEOC Appeal No. 0720150002 (Sept. 25, 2017) https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/decisions/0720150002.txt
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