Appeals Court Overturns Dismissal of EEOC Attorney’s Retaliation Claims

Government Executive: A three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday gave the green light to an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission attorney to proceed with a lawsuit alleging that the agency retaliated against her and denied requests for reasonable accommodations due to chronic medical conditions.

Circuit Court Judges Neomi Rao, Patricia Millett and Robert Wilkins overturned a decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissing Cassandra Menoken’s lawsuit, which alleged that, because she pursued discrimination complaints against several federal agencies, the EEOC created a hostile work environment, including meddling with her pay and benefits and improperly denying reasonable accommodation requests.

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