The EEOC found the Agency’s explanation to be “so fraught with contradiction as not to be credible,” and thus, a pretext for discrimination.
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 12, 2012
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued recent favorable rulings in cases concerning discrimination on the basis of skin color.
The EEOC has recently held against the agency in a case of "color" discrimination. In a recent case, Bowers v. Department of Transportation, the Complainant, a Secretary, filed a formal EEO complaint alleging that the Agency discriminated against her on the bases of race and color in not selecting her for the position of Division Secretary. The EEOC found the Agency’s explanation to be “so fraught with contradiction as not to be credible,” and thus, a pretext for discrimination. The EEOC noted that Complainant discussed her experience as Acting Division Secretary in her KSA responses, and, contrary to the Agency's assertion, made numerous references to acting as a Division Secretary in her application. The EEOC ordered the placement of Complainant into the Division Secretary position, with appropriate back pay and benefits, and payment of attorneys fees and costs. Bowers v. Dep’t of Transp., EEOC Appeal No. 0720100034 (Apr. 15, 2011).
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