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    Pitre & Associates wins another EEOC victory against the Department of Veterans Affairs resulting in close to a $100,000 monetary award

    Pitre & Associates began its representation in the client’s 2020 case against the DVA for its alleged race, sex, and retaliatory discrimination against our client, when it failed to select the client for a GS-15 position. First, Senior Associate, Michelle de Vera, prevented the case from being dismissed in response to a Notice of Intent to Issue a ...

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    Year in Review: Pitre & Associates Accumulated Over $1,000,000 for Our Clients in Combined Settlements, Damages Awards, and Salary Retention in 2021

    We are extremely proud of the many accomplishments and the valuable assistance we were able to bring to our clients in 2021. Over the span of a year, we were able to finally bring justice to a EEO complaint that was filed in 2016, thwart several attempts by Federal Agencies to unjustifiable remove and/or subject our clients to disciplinary actions, ...

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    Pitre & Associates Successfully Secures Another US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Vacate and Remand Order on a MSPB Whistleblower IRA Appeal

    Managing Partner, A. Marques Pitre, once again successfully argued before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that a Merit Systems Protection Board decision denying our client corrective action in her claims filed under the Whistleblower Protection Act was unsupported by substantial evidence, and thus, should be vacated and remanded ...

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    Pitre & Associates Negotiates $23,000 Settlement in Client’s Harassment Suit Against the Department of Veterans Affairs

    The Client contacted Pitre & Associates to assist her with filing an EEO complaint against her employer due to race-based harassment. Pitre & Associates guided the Client through the intricate EEO process and was able to successfully negotiate a favorable settlement on behalf of the Client which included a monetary award totaling approximately $23, ...

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    Pitre & Associates Wins Historic EEOC Victory Against the Department of Veterans Affairs Resulting in Close to a Half a Million-Dollar Monetary Award

    In 2016, the client[1] retained Pitre & Associates to assist her with a discrimination complaint against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. After five hard fought years of zealously representing the client during the complaint process, and ultimately at an EEOC hearing against the Agency, the firm’s Managing Partner, A. Marques Pitre, ...

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    Senior Associate Michelle De Vera Negotiates $73,500 Settlement in Client’s Workplace Harassment and Reprisal Complaint Against the Department of the Navy

    Senior Associate Michelle de Vera negotiates $73,500 settlement in client’s [1] workplace harassment and reprisal complaint against the Department of the Navy. After years of enduring harassment based on sex and reprisal, the Client reached out to Pitre & Associates to assist her with her Formal EEO Complaint. The firm assisted the Client in ...

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    Senior Associate Michelle de Vera Successfully Defends Client Against the Department of Defense

    Senior Associate Michelle de Vera Successfully Defends Client Against the Department of Defense The Client retained Pitre & Associates after receiving a Notice of Proposed Removal. After entering a Notice of Appearance, Ms. de Vera worked with the client to provide a Written and Oral Reply to the proposed charges. After hearing our replies, the ...

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    Senior Associate Michelle De Vera Negotiates a $20,000 Settlement in Client’s [1] Discrimination Suit Against the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

    Senior Associate Michelle de Vera negotiates a $20,000 settlement in client’s [1] discrimination suit against the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services The client retained Pitre & Associates due to the long-standing discrimination and harassment she was suffering at her Agency. As soon as the matter reached the EEOC, the parties participated ...

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    Pitre & Associates Successfully Negotiates $15,000 Settlement in Client’s [1] Discrimination Case

    After months of being subjected to an ongoing pattern and practice of discrimination, hostile work environment harassment, and retaliation by the Agency due to her race, age and engaging in prior protected activity, the client retained our firm to assist her in the processing of her EEO Complaint. Prior to the start of the discovery phase in the ...

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    Pitre & Associates Successfully Negotiates $10,000 Settlement in Client’s [1] Discrimination Case Against a Private Sector Employer

    The client contacted Pitre & Associates after being subjected to discrimination and wrongful termination by her employer after she became pregnant. The firm was able to successfully negotiate a favorable settlement on behalf of the client, which included a monetary award totaling $10,000 without having to engage in a lengthy EEOC Hearing process. ...

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    Pitre & Associates successfully negotiates $37,000 settlement in client’s [1] discrimination case

    After experiencing discrimination and hostile work environment at her Federal Agency, the client contacted the firm to assist in the processing of her EEO Compliant. Within four months of retaining Pitre & Associates, the firm was able to successfully negotiate the client’s discrimination complaint without having to go through a lengthy EEOC ...

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    Associate Melissa D. Lovell Successfully Negotiates $14,000 Settlement in Client’s [1] Discrimination Case

    The client contacted Pitre & Associates due to age and disability discrimination he experienced during the Agency’s hiring process when he applied for two positions that he was well-qualified for but was not even invited to interview by the Agency. The firm was able to successfully negotiate a favorable settlement on behalf of the client during the ...

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    Pitre & Associates Successfully Negotiates $70,000 Settlement in Client’s Merit Systems Protection Board Case Against the Department of the Treasury

    After being wrongfully removed from federal service, client retained Pitre & Associates for representation before the Merit Systems Protection Board (“MSPB”). During this very difficult and trying time, Pitre & Associates successfully guided the client through the MSPB process, and was able to settle the matter, prior to a hearing. The settlement ...

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    Pitre & Associates Successfully Negotiates a $22,000 Settlement in Our Client’s Disability Discrimination Case

    The client contacted the firm in late 2018 after being terminated from his private sector position, on the day of orientation, due to a perceived physical disability. Upon filing an EEOC disability discrimination charge at the Washington, DC EEOC field office, the firm assisted the client through the investigative process, and ultimately filed a ...

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    Pitre & Associates Successfully Wins an EEOC OFO Appeal Reversing the U.S. Department of Justice Finding That Our Client Was Not Discriminated Against on the Basis of His Disability

    This victory awarded our Client $50,000 in non-pecuniary compensatory damages, $7,854.57 in back-pay, and a full reimbursement of attorneys’ fees at the current Laffey Rate; for a full award totaling approximately $75,000.00. See the attached OFO decision below. OFO Decision

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    Pitre & Associates Successfully Secures a US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit Remand on a MSPB Whistleblower IRA Appeal

    A. Marques Pitre successfully argued before the US Court of Appeals that the decision by the Merit Systems Protection Board denying our Client corrective action in her claims filed under the Whistleblower Protection Act were arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, or otherwise not in accordance with law; obtained without procedures required ...

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    Pitre & Associates Continued to Score Successful Conclusion to 5 More of Its Client’s Cases in the 3rd Quarter of 2019

    A brief synopsis of the cases are as follows: 1) Client’s [1 ] case had been dormant for over 6 months when he contacted the firm for representation in his matter. After contacting the Agency, Pitre & Associates was able to settle client’s case within 3 months of its initial communication. Client was thoroughly pleased with the $12,500 settlement, ...

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    Pitre & Associates Successfully Negotiates Settlement in Client’s [1] Discrimination and Retaliation Suit

    The client [1] reached out to Pitre & Associates as a result of the discrimination and retaliation client was facing from the Agency. After filing an EEOC Hearing Request, Pitre & Associates contacted the Agency to propose settlement. In less than a month after proposing settlement, Pitre & Associates was able to successfully negotiate and settle ...

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    Pitre & Associates Successfully Negotiates $55,000 Settlement in Client’s [1] Disability Discrimination Suit

    After being denied a reasonable accommodation that resulted in tremendous personal stress and anxiety, the client contacted Pitre & Associates to assist her with her discrimination lawsuit. Pitre & Associates zealously represented the client through a lengthy EEOC process and was able to settle the matter without the need for a hearing. The ...

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    Client Case Settled Through EEOC Mediation

    After Working With Other Firms For 2+ Years And Not Getting Any Results– Only Bills And A Rotating Door Or Interns On My Case; I Went With Mr. Pitre. In A Matter Of A Few Month, My Case Was Settled With The Agency Through EEOC Mediation And I Can Now Go Back To Living Without Having To Respond To Deadlines And Spend Days On Paperwork. Mr. Pitre ...

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    Pitre Successfully Negotiates Settlement Award

    A. Marques Pitre Successfully Negotiates Settlement Award of 2016 Laffey Rate Attorneys’ Fees In Favor Of A DEA Agent In His Discrimination And Hostile Work – Place Environment Harassment Against the United States Department Of Justice (DEA) — 1 Client wished that name and case number remain private due to the nature of his/her position.

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    Pitre Wins EEOC OFO Appeal Reversing Army’s Inappropriate Dismissal

    A. Marques Pitre Wins EEOC OFO Appeal Reversing Army’s Inappropriate Dismissal Of Their Federal Employee Client’s Formal EEO Complaint –See Craig Spencer, A.K.A., Herman P.1 V. Eric Fanning, Acting Secretary, Department Of The Army, EEOC Appeal No. 0120160606, Agency No. ARLEAD15SEP03570 (Feb. 23, 2016). In Spencer, the EEOC OFO stated the ...

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