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Southworth PC Client Wins Trial: Agency Discriminated Against and Retaliated Against Client

by | Jan 12, 2021 | Federal Sector EEO, Firm News, Hostile Work Environment, Reprisal |

After trying a case in December, our federal employment attorneys Shaun Southworth and Ianna Richardson recently prevailed on behalf our federal employee client.

A judge from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found the Agency failed to select our client for a GS-15 position, among other things, because she was black female who had engaged in protected activity.

The Judge has now set a follow-up hearing to determine the damages in this case.

“This is why what we do what we do. Civil rights are difficult to win, but we are extremely proud of the results we help our clients obtain,” said Managing Partner Shaun Southworth.

It is unlawful under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, for an Agency to take personal actions based on sex or race, among other characteristics, and personnel actions need to be made “free from” such considerations. It is also unlawful for an Agency to retaliate against an employee who engages in protected activity under Title VII as well.

If you are a federal employee who believes they have faced discrimination or retaliation, then please feel free to reach out to our federal employment attorneys today to see if we can help you.