Federal employee files class action; EEOC dismisses. Complainant filed a complaint alleging class-wide discrimination on the bases of race, sex, color, and reprisal for prior protected EEO activity under the Civil Rights Act.
The Administrative Judge (AJ) for The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) found that the complainant failed to establish a commonality between herself and the class she was trying to certify and dismissed the class complaint. On appeal the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO) agreed with the Administrative Judge, holding that Complainant did nothing more than raise “broad, across-the-board allegations of discriminatory policies and practices covering a variety of personnel processes” and presented no more than anecdotal evidence to show such actions were the result of discrimination.
Eura B. v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, EEOC Appeal No. 0120161851 (June 15, 2018)
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