Research Notes

Henderson v. OPM

Henderson v. OPM, MSPB Docket No. AT-844E-08-0071-I-1, August 4, 2008 – The Board overturned the initial decision of an administrative judge and directed OPM to grant disability retirement.

 

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Brian N. Peterson v. OPM

Brian N. Peterson v. OPM, MSPB Docket No. CH-831E-06-0033-I-1 (issued 01/12/06) – disability retirement approved before MSPB hearing after prior OPM denials.

 

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L. O. vs. OPM

L. O. vs. OPM, MSPB Docket No. DE-844E-07-0134-I-1 (issued 04/15/07) – disability retirement benefits for an air traffic control specialist awarded by MSPB Administrative Judge following a hearing, after the benefits had been denied twice by OPM.

 

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Paul Loomis v. Michael Chertoff, Secretary, Dept. of Homeland Security

Paul Loomis v. Michael Chertoff, Secretary, Dept. of Homeland Security, EEOC No. 340-2005-00070X (issued 09/27/06) – Transportation Security Administration’s termination of baggage screener’s federal employment for allegedly failing to properly screen golf bags at an airport is reversed by EEOC Administrative Judge, who orders TSA to reinstate the employee with all back pay, benefits, $45,000.00 in non-pecuniary compensatory damages, additional pecuniary damages, and attorney fees. The Judge found that TSA’s termination of this employee was in retaliation for his having filed a discrimination case over being denied promotions he had applied for.

 

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Lisa A. Bennett v. OPM

Lisa A. Bennett v. OPM, MSPB Docket No. DC-844E-06-0520-I-1 (issued 07/05/06) – disability retirement approved before MSPB hearing after prior OPM denials.

 

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Konstantinos Dimitrelos v. Michael Chertoff, Secretary, Dept. of Homeland Security

Konstantinos Dimitrelos v. Michael Chertoff, Secretary, Dept. of Homeland Security, 2005 WL 3090854, EEOC Appeal No. 01A54843 (issued 11/10/05) – Secret Service’s decision dismissing the employee’s disability discrimination complaint is reversed by EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations, which orders Secret Service to process the claim.

 

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Natalile Bush v. John Potter (U. S. Postal Service)

* Natalile Bush v. John Potter (U. S. Postal Service), EEOC Nos. 370-98-3257X, 340-98-4171X (10/24/03) – letter carrier’s complaint of sexual harassment and disability discrimination settled after 10-day EEOC hearing for six-figure cash amount.

 

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Wendy Hudek v. John Potter, Postmaster General, U. S. Postal Service

Wendy Hudek v. John Potter, Postmaster General, U. S. Postal Service, EEOC No. 340-2004-00171X (issued 09/26/05) – Letter carrier’s disability discrimination complaint upheld, resulting in a finding of discrimination and an award of $21,780 compensatory damages and $53,741 in reasonable attorney fees and litigation expenses.

 

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Gabriel Gonzalez v. OPM,

Gabriel Gonzalez v. OPM, MSPB Docket No. DE-844E-05-0140-I-1 (issued 03/23/05) – disability retirement approved before MSPB hearing after prior OPM denials.

 

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Judy Calegari v. OPM

Judy Calegari v. OPM, MSPB Docket No. SF-844E-05-0211-I-1 (issued 03/09/05) – disability retirement approved before MSPB hearing, after being denied twice by OPM.

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