VA Richmond Supervisors Class Action
CLASS APPEALS DISMISSAL
In July 2103, the Class filed an appeal with the EEOC Office of Federal Operations. The EEOC has docketed the appeal. Once a decision has been reached, all class members should be provided a notice regarding the EEOC decision.
EEOC DISMISSES CLASS ACTION
The EEOC Administrative Judge granted the VA’s motion to dismiss, resulting in a decertification and dismissal of the class action. The Judge found that because the class included first-line supervisors and higher-level supervisors, there was a conflict within the class that required dismissal. Class Agent plans to appeal the Administrative Judge’s decision.
AGENCY FILES MOTION TO DISMISS
On January 25, 2013, the Agency filed a Motion to Dismiss Due to Conflicts of Interest. The Agency’s motion alleges that, because the certified class includes first-line supervisors and higher-level supervisors, there is an internal conflict. The Agency asks the EEOC to dismiss the class complaint.
Class Counsel has prepared a response opposing the Agency’s motion. Class Counsel sees no basis to dismiss the class action, modify the class definition, or take any other action to modify this case. We will update this webpage to include the EEOC’s decision regarding the Agency’s Motion to Dismiss.
CLASS ACTION MEETING ON FEBRUARY 7, 2012
Class counsel from KPW will be holding meetings for class members to attend on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 in Room 2L153 at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. At the meetings, KPW attorneys will discuss the class action and be available to answer questions. Each meeting will cover the same information. Class members do not need to attend in order to participate in the Class Action. Current VA employees can request official EEO time to attend the meeting, and do not need to use annual leave.
CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT CERTIFIED
On June 15, 2011, the EEOC certified a class complaint regarding employee awards for VA Richmond supervisors. The Department of Veterans Affairs accepted the class certification on July 21, 2011.
The class definition includes all African-American employees, past and present, who have worked at the McGuire facility in Richmond, Virginia at any time from 1996 to the present, while in a supervisory position.
For more information, please email class counsel at: kriggs @ katorparks.com