Sticha v. Salazar
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TELG client Jennifer Sticha won default judgment against agency after agency failed to respond to Sticha’s complaint.
Summary of Filed Complaint
TELG client Jennifer Sticha alleged she had been the victim of unwelcome sexual harassment that created a hostile work environment, discriminated against because of her gender, and terminated because she asked to speak with an EEO counselor.
What Happened in Court
TELG client Jennifer Sticha won default judgment against agency after agency failed to respond to Sticha’s complaint. The EEOC awarded default judgment as a sanction because the agency failed, without good cause, to respond fully and in a timely fashion to the EEOC Administrative Judge’s order. The EEOC reasoned that default judgment was warranted because the agency’s dilatory conduct significantly prejudiced Sticha because its failure to fulfill its obligations for over a year after Sticha filed her complaint had a negative impact on Sticha’s ability to develop an impartial and appropriate factual record.