Josh F. Bowers, P.C. Attorney at Law
 
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Notable Cases


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Josh F. Bowers, Esq. has represented Federal employees for over 20 years. The following are a few examples of the notable victories for Federal employees:
Negotiated a One Million Dollar settlement for Federal employees in a race discrimination case in Memphis, Tennessee.
Go to the New York Times news coverage on this case.

Negotiated a $314,000 settlement of a Federal employee's sexual harassment and religion discrimination case.
Represented clients awarded $300,000 in a sexual harassment case.
Negotiated a $300,000 settlement of a race discrimination case by Federal employees in Mississippi denied promotions, training and career advancement opportunities.
Negotiated a $300,000 settlement of a race discrimination case by employees who suffered race discrimination, sexual harassment and reprisal. In addition to financial compensation, the employees benefited by the removal of the entire chain of command through related disciplinary actions.
Negotiated a $274,781 settlement of a Federal employee's race discrimination case in Washington, DC. Relief included Agency payment of college tuition, books and related education expenses as well as the fee for consultations with a vocational rehabilitation specialist.
Negotiated a $233,080 settlement and reasonable accommodations for a Federal employee in a disability discrimination case who was denied accommodations for his disability and subjected to a proposed removal.
Represented a Federal employee awarded $231,425 in a sexual harassment case.
Read BNA Labor Daily article on $231,425 award.
Negotiated a $225,000 settlement and reinstatement for a Federal employee in a pregnancy and sexual harassment case.
Negotiated a $213,431 settlement of a Federal employee's sexual harassment case.
Negotiated a $209,931 settlement of a Federal employee’s gender and religion discrimination case.
Negotiated a $206,690 settlement of a Federal employee in a gender based hostile environment case.
Represented a Federal employee awarded $199,634 in a reprisal case.
Negotiated a $190,000 settlement of a Federal employee's race discrimination non-promotion case in Maryland.
Represented Federal employee awarded $187,610 in a sexual harassment case.
Represented a Federal employee awarded $158,829.00 in a sexual harassment case.
Negotiated a $154,000 settlement for a Federal employee who suffered discrimination due to sexual harassment.
Represented a Federal employee awarded $149,459.75 in a sexual harassment case. The award by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission included a tax enhancement to compensate the employee for increased taxes incurred as a result of the award.
Read the EEOC Decision.
Negotiated a $141,000 settlement of a Federal employee sexual harassment and reprisal case.

Represented a Federal employee awarded $112,000 in a same-sex sexual harassment case before an Administrative Judge of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The supervisor responsible for the wrongful conduct was criminally prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's office and sentenced to prison.

Represented a U.S. Postal Employee in West Virginia terminated for his first offense in 13 years when his postal vehicle rolled away. The Merit Systems Protection Board reinstated the Postal Employee and reduced the penalty to a five-day suspension.
Go to MSPB Decision
Go to "Federal Labor & Employee Relations Update" news coverage on this story.
Represented Federal employees in successful whistleblower cases in South Carolina, New York and Maryland.
Go to the "Federal Employee News Digest" news coverage on this case.
Represented a Federal employee terminated for a long history of offensive body odor who was reinstated by an order of a MSPB Administrative Judge. The MSPB Administrative Judge concluded the employee's body odor was the result of the employee's untreated psychological depression and the employee obtained effective psychological counseling that resolved the problem.
Go to the Government Employee Relations Report news coverage on this case.

In a sexual harassment case a default judgment was entered by an EEOC Administrative Judge based on the Agency’s eight month delay in producing the complaint file.
Go to: Robinson v. US Dept. of the Army, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, (October 17, 2012).

In a sexual harassment hostile work environment case, an EEOC Administrative Judge entered a default judgment for a Civilian Technician of the DC National Guard. The default judgment was based on what the Judge described as a "useless" Agency formal investigation of the discrimination complaint consisting of investigator summaries of witness interviews and unsigned witness statements. The case did not come before the Judge for over two years after the sexual harassment occurred. The Judge concluded the Agency's unsworn statements were "useless" because they would allow an employee to change their statement. The Judge found that at this late date the evidence is "stale", lost to faded memories and that documentary evidence is likely to have been lost or destroyed. The Civilian Technician was subjected to sexually suggestive remarks, slapped on the buttocks and other sexually offensive conduct in the workplace.
Go to: Rouleau v. DC National Guard - Finding of EEOC Jurisdiction.
Go to: Rouleau v. DC National Guard - Default Judgment against Agency.

Represented an employee who successfully appealed the revocation of a security clearance. At the time the security clearance was revoked, the employee reported drinking as many as 12 beers without intoxication. He was drinking 3 to 4 beers each weekday and 6 to 12 beers per day on weekends.
Read the DOHA Decision.
Read news coverage on this case.

Represented a Federal employee in Ohio who was removed for failure to follow a supervisor's instructions. The employee was reinstated following a finding that the supervisor's conduct was so abusive as to render any attempt by the employee to communicate with the supervisor useless.
Go to the "Federal Labor & Employee Relations" news update on this case.

In a sexual harassment case against the DC National Guard an EEOC Administrative Judge entered a default judgment and awarded a finding of sexual harassment and a hostile work environment.
Go to: Devine v. DC National Guard (January 11, 2012).
Go to: Devine v. DC National Guard (May 14, 2012).

Represented a Federal employee in Tennessee awarded reinstatement of annual leave following a finding by the Federal Labor Relations Authority that Federal employees may use official time to lobby Congress on Federal employee issues.
Go to FLRA Decision.
Go to the "Washington Post" news coverage on this case.
Default judgement was entered in a sexual harassment case against a federal agency for agency failure to respond to Complainant’s discovery requests. The default judgment order rejected the agency’s excuses of non-receipt of an order to compel discovery, a burst water pipe over agency counsel’s desk destroyed the paper case file, unexpected medical leave by agency counsel without agency assignment of a substitute attorney, agency counsel’s computer crashed, and a promise by agency counsel to provide responses to complainant’s discovery requests five months after receipt of an order compelling production of discovery.
Go to Default Judgment Order.
  For Other News Coverage go to "In The News".
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