USPS employee entitled to attorneys fees. Postal service complainant filed an EEO alleging several acts of discrimination and reprisal. Thereafter, she requested a hearing before an EEOC Administrative Judge. The AJ “added” a claim of reprisal or retaliation, after review of the file. Later the AJ found in Complainant’s favor on the reprisal claim and awarded attorneys fees.  According to the EEOC:

“Complainant entitled to attorney’s fees where relief awarded was based on per se reprisal claims that the Administrative Judge sua sponte raised mid-way through the hearing process; attorney’s competent representation of Complainant and development of the evidence led directly to the AJ’s sua sponte raising of reprisal as a basis.”

Barbara S. v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Appeal No. 2020002285 (Apr. 14, 2021)

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