I am pleased to report two wins in January 2012, one in a federal employee EEOC case that was heard by Administrative Judge Palmer over 2 ½ years ago, and the other in the Prince George’s County Personnel Board. The federal employee case involved retaliatory non-selection for a GS-13 position and an unending detail to a clerical position where the AJ ordered a promotion with 4 ½ years of back pay, benefits, and interest, an end to the detail, and a modest $15,000 in compensatory damages. The PGPB case involved a reduction-in-force we had challenged as improper where the Board ruled for the County, we got it reversed in court, and won on remand. The client is entitled to reinstatement with back pay and benefits. If only all weeks were like this one.
– submitted by Jerry R. Goldstein