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EEOC hearing granted in CBP discrimination case

Complainant v. U.S. Dep’t of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection Agency, EEOC No. 570-2016-00655X

Our client worked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) as a CBP Officer (Program Manager and Targeting Analyst).  He has an excellent performance record and no disciplinary history.  In 2015, he applied for the position of Supervisory CBP Officer (Watch Commander), GS-1895-14.  Despite his qualifications, the agency did not select our client for either position.  The client filed an EEO complaint, alleging that the agency discriminated against him on the bases of his color, disability, national origin, and race.  He requested a hearing before an EEOC administrative judge and retained our firm to represent him.  After discovery, the agency filed a Motion for Summary Judgment, asking the judge to rule in the agency’s favor without a hearing.  However, based on the evidence and legal arguments we presented, the judge denied the agency’s motion and scheduled the case for a hearing on the merits of the claims.

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