Federal employee withdraws request for a hearing. Complainant filed at EEO Against the United States Postal Service (USPS) alleging disability discrimination under the Rehabilitation Act. After investigation, Complainant was given the option to request an EEOC hearing which she did. However, she later withdrew the request. The agency then issued a Final Agency Decision (FAD) finding no discrimination. Complainant appealed.  The EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO) looked at whether the Complainant was subjected to a hostile work environment and discrimination based on her disability and/or association with a person with a disability. The OFO found  in Complainant’s favor on two of the claims, but did not have enough evidence to find in her favor on the other two claims. The OFO noted that this matter could have been addressed if she had had a hearing.

Sherrie M. v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Appeal No. 0120182523 (July 7, 2020) https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/decisions/2020_08_11/0120182523.pdf

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