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A client of the Law Offices of Eric L. Pines, PLLC recently learned that an Administrative Judge of the EEOC was issuing a “Default Judgment” and finding of sexual harassment discrimination against a Federal Agency.

The Default Judgment is a sanction for the Agency’s repeated failure, over approximately 2.5 months, to respond to the Administrative Judge’s Order to provide a copy of the Investigative File. Because the case is still ongoing, the details will not be provided here.

The Administrative Judge has indicated that she will hold a damages hearing to determine the financial extent of the Agency’s liability for discrimination. The AJ held that, as further sanction, the Agency has lost any right to conduct discovery. No post on this website is legal advice, is meant to be legal advice, and certainly does not serve as a substitute for legal advice. Information is power, and we are providing this information to give you, the federal employee, with some power. This information is not widely or easily accessible to Federal Employees.

If you believe that you have been the victim of discrimination, and would like to speak with an attorney about your EEO and legal rights, or if you would like to discuss legal representation with a lawyer before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), contact the Law Offices of Eric L. Pines, PLLC.

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Eric L. Pines is a nationally recognized federal employment lawyer, mediator, and attorney business coach. He represents federal employees and acts as in-house counsel for over fifty thousand federal employees through his work as a federal employee labor union representative.

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