Pitre & Associates, LLC has Successfully Settled 4 Cases in the First Half of 2019, Totaling Over $100,000 in Damages and Attorney Fees

July 1, 2019

Pitre & Associates has been extremely successful over the first half of 2019 in negotiating excellent settlement agreements on behalf of its clients. A brief synopsis of the cases are as follows:

1) After unsuccessfully battling with the Agency to grant a Reasonable Accommodation request, Client[1] filed an EEO complaint for disability discrimination and reached out to our firm to assist in the representation of that case during the EEOC process. Concurrently, the Agency had issued Client a Notice of Proposed Removal. Pitre & Associates successfully negotiated the cancellation of that Notice of Proposed Removal, payment of approximately 6 months of Client’s salary, a neutral reference letter, and 4 months on the Agency roles to find a new position; totaling approximately $40,000.

The Client had the following to offer:

This was a very long and stressful process.  Pitre & Associates kept me updated and always made themselves available to address my questions and reassure my fears. Most importantly, they're honesty, dedication, and handwork is above and beyond other attorneys I’ve worked with. I would highly recommend their services to anyone needing an employment attorney. 

2) Client[2] began working with Pitre & Associates in 2017 to assist in filing an Informal Complaint against the Agency for Age discrimination. After working with the client for over 2 years, Client’s case finally came to a successful conclusion, when we were able to successfully negotiate a settlement that included a lump sum payment of $10,000, reimbursement of the cost to obtain a Certification License, promotion to a higher grade after completion of the License,, and reimbursement of Client’s attorney’s fees at the current Laffey Rate; totaling approximately $36,000. 

3) In an effort to remove himself from a toxic work environment at the Farm Credit Administration, Client[3] reached out to Pitre & Associates to assist in the filing of an Informal Complaint for Disability discrimination. After being on the matter for less than 10 days, this firm was able to negotiate an agreement that allowed the Client to receive a lump sum payment of $20,000; receive 2 weeks paid leave; and a reimbursement of full attorney’s fees at the current Laffey rate; totaling approximately $23,000. 

4) Client[4] reached out to Pitre & Associates in April 2019 because of issues with the Agency concerning a Reasonable Accommodation request denial, a FMLA request denial that led to the Client being threatened with being placed on AWOL, and continued workplace harassment from Client’s first-line supervisor. After filing an Informal Complaint, and during the mediation of said complaint, we were able to negotiate a settlement that included; Client being transferred from under the supervision of the alleged harassing supervisor, being placed on a work schedule commensurate to her previously denied Reasonable Accommodation request, receiving the training opportunities that were previously denied, and a reimbursement of full attorney’s fees at the current Laffey rate; totaling approximately $4,000. 

 

[1] Client’s identity must remain anonymous due to confidentiality of settlement agreement.

[2] Client’s identity must remain anonymous due to confidentiality of settlement agreement.

[3] Client wishes for his/her identity to remain anonymous.

[4] Client’s identity must remain anonymous due to confidentiality of settlement agreement.