Employee Recovers for Retaliatory Termination and a Hostile Work Environment

By decision issued in October 2015, an administrative judge of the EEOC found that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers retaliated against our client, Tommy “Junior” Vinson, for his exercise of protected EEO activities when it terminated him  from his position as an Area Facilities Operations Specialist, GS-11,  during his probationary period, The judge further found that he had been subjected to a retaliatory hostile work environment. Mr. Vinson was awarded back pay from his date of termination through the date of the decision, one years’ front pay in lieu of reinstatement and $80,000 and full recovery of attorneys fees incurred in his representation.

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