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Developments at the EEOC: Probationary Termination Reversed

Developments at the EEOC:  On October 15, 2018, Chief Administrative Judge Patrick Kokenge of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Miami District Office issued a Consent Order awarding the Complainant remedies in EEOC No. 570-2014-001194X. 

After a hearing in February 2018, Chief Administrative Judge Kokenge issued a Notice of Decision on April 13, 2018, finding that the Agency had discriminated against Complainant on the bases of gender and reprisal in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when the Agency terminated Complainant during Complainant's probationary period.  Among the remedies awarded to Complainant under the Consent Order were retroactive rescission and expunction of the probationary termination (including retroactive reinstatement of Complainant), $200,000 in compensatory damages, $152,500 in back pay, $97,000 in attorneys' fees and costs, remedial EEO training for certain Agency personnel and posting of notice of the discrimination finding at the relevant Agency facility.

Complainant was represented by Passman & Kaplan Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan, P&K Principal Andrew J. Perlmutter and former P&K Senior Counsel Adria S. Zeldin. 

If you are a federal employee with a discrimination complaint, and wish to discuss your rights, please consider contacting Passman & Kaplan, P.C. to request an initial consultation.


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