EEOC Awards Melehy $299,000 in Attorney’s Fees

Lois King v. Leon Panetta, Sec’y Dep’t of Defense, EEOC No. 570-2008-00899X (EEOC WFO Sept. 28, 2011).

I am happy to announce an award of attorney's by EEOC Administrative Judge Cynthia McKnight in the amount of $299,000 in a discrimination case against the Defense Intelligence Agency. The Judge ordered, inter alia, that the Complainant be reinstated and awarded back pay, that her record be expunged, that the Agency pay $75,000 in nonpecuniary damages, and that the responsible management officials attend 16 hours of EEO training.

– submitted by Omar Vincent Melehy

September