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BOP Pays $65,000, Awards Leave Time, and Provides Accommodation in EEOC Claim

The federal Bureau of Prisons paid $65,000 to settle an employee’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint claiming it failed to accommodate his disability.  BOP also restored over 900 hours of leave and provided accommodating employment.

Joel Goodman was a Training Specialist at the Management and Specialty Training Center in Aurora, Colorado.  On June 1, 1996 and June 11, 1996, he was involved in two separate car accidents in which he had not fault.  He sustained serous neck injuries as a result, requiring time off work and accommodation to perform his duties.

BOP did not act to accommodate him.  On May 14, 1999, Goodman filed his EEOC complaint.  He reached a settlement with BOP on August 22, 2002.

It provided Goodman receive $45,000 and his attorney, Gregory Hall, receive $20,000 for attorney fees.  It also restored 698.5 hours of sick leave and 239.25 hours of annual leave to Goodman.  Finally, it offered him employment full-time in a Curriculum Development position.  See:  Goodman v. Ashcroft, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Case No  320-AO-8145X; 320-AO-80211X; 320-AO-8022X; 320 AO-8023X.

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Goodman v. Ashcroft