Case Results

Pines Federal Justin Schnitzer Win’s Huge VA EEO Hearing Victory

The Complainant, a registered nurse working at the VA, filed a discrimination case on the basis of her disability and retaliation. The V.A. failed to accommodate her for a period of nine months. After five years the case finally went to hearing and Attorney Justin Schnitzer successfully litigated the case. The Judge found that the Complainant suffered discrimination due to her disability, fibromyalgia, and workplace harassment in violation of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973/ADA. Additionally, her FMLA was wrongfully denied. The Judge awarded the Complainant $100,000 in non-pecuniary compensatory damages (pain and suffering) as well as back pay with interest beginning from her effective date of disability through the age at which she would have been entitled to full retirement, 62. This was a complete total victory with benefits to the client that exceed hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Judge also ordered full attorney’s fees.

  • Pines Federal Justin Schnitzer Win’s Huge VA EEO Hearing Victory
    The Complainant, a registered nurse working at the VA, filed a ...
  • Pines Federal’s Amanda Moreno Wins Reinstatement and Backpay in MSPB Case at DHS, USCBP
    The Appellant worked for Customs and Border Patrol for over 20 ...
  • Pines Federal wins FAA Employee Right to Display Chanukah Decorations along with Christmas Decorations

    Last month, Pines Federal Attorney’s Justin Schnitzer and Amanda Moreno won a precedent setting EEO Case allowing a FAA Employee who attempted to display Chanukah decorations in the office and was asked to take them down by a Union representative.

  • Disability Awarded Disability
    A rural-carrier postal employee who suffers from several ...
  • Disability Awarded Disability
    A vocational rehabilitation specialist who suffers from a ...
  • Reinstated Successfully Fights Alleged Violation of Last Chance Agreement
    The Law Offices of Eric L. Pines successfully represented a V.A. ...
  • Disability Awarded OPM Disability Acceptance
    An Occupational Safety Specialist who suffers from amblyopia.
  • Disability Awarded OPM Disability Acceptance
    A Human Resources Assistant who suffers from PTSD, major ...
  • Disability Awarded OPM Disability Acceptance
    A Clinical Nurse who suffers from major depressive disorder, ...
  • Disability Awarded OPM Disability Acceptance
    A Community Planner who suffers from major depressive disorder, ...
  • Disability Awarded OPM Disability Acceptance
    A Social Insurance Specialist who suffers from advanced coronary ...
  • Charges Dropped V.A. Title 38 Nurse Has AIB Charges Dropped and Record Cleaned
    The Pines Law Firm, led by Eric Pines, Esq. and Stephen ...
  • Disability Awarded Client Suffering from Severe Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
    BRR began experiencing psoriasis of the groin/pelvic area and ...
  • Suspension Removed & Back Pay Win! Pines Federal Firm Overturns DAB – 14 Day Suspension with Full Back Pay
    In Re: Velena West vs. V.A, DAB Case 51 (2012), Attorney Eric L. ...
  • Reinstated with Full Back Pay Wrongfully Terminated Veterans Administration Employee Gets Job Back
    In an exciting precedent-setting victory, The Law Office of Eric ...
  • Reinstated with Full Back Pay Pines Firm Successfully Litigates Reinstatement for VA Canteen Employee with Backpay
    Attorney Pines and AFGE 1633 were victorious in having the ...
  • V.A. Client's 14-Day Suspension Completely Overturned
    Mr. Pines recently represented V.A. employee who was suspended ...