Bev Bates has represented Clients in over 100 state, federal, and military cases which have been published in the legal reporter systems and additional federal employee cases available on Westlaw and other online research systems.
In recent years, Bev Bates –
Represented widow of federal employee who was denied a survivor’s annuity by OPM and the decision was overturned by the Merit Systems Protection Board. Attorney fees were requested of the Board and settled by agreed upon payment of attorney fees;
Represented federal employee who was intimidated by a manager who made improper advances toward a subordinate. Upon the manager’s eventual admission in a deposition, settlement was obtained in a sizable amount after prehearing conference before the EEOC Administrative Judge and EEOC mediation;
Represented federal professional employee who was issued a notice of dismissal after a lengthy successful career but with several prior EEO complaints, and after several settlement conferences the Agency agreed to the employee’s full retirement at his position and rate of pay before being demoted and other relief including damages to health and attorney fees;
Represented federal professional employee who was denied reasonable accommodation for a disability and was retaliated against by the Agency for the EEO activity, which on the day of the EEOC hearing was settled by the Agency with the professional employee being transferred to another division of the Agency under a different supervisor and payment of damages and attorney fees;
Represented federal supervisor who was given notice of a proposed suspension by the manager for allegedly faulty performance, which was approved by the State Director, but grievance appeal was reversed by Agency headquarters official.
Represented federal employee who requested reasonable accommodation based on unsafe working environment but approval was delayed by the State Director, and delay was determined by EEOC to be violation of Americans with Disabilities Act. EEOC remanded to Agency for determination of damages and attorney fees.
Represented USPS manager facing a proposed reduction in pay and/or grade which was dismissed by the proposing official following the written Reply to the deciding official.