March 30, 2019 § Leave a comment
“Mr. Hamilton has been employed by the EEOC for 20 years. In 2014, he was promoted to the position of media-tor. The record reflects that during the period of his em-ployment Mr. Hamilton had no disciplinary problems, with the exception of one day in 2016.
On that day, November 29, 2016, Mr. Hamilton was en-gaged in a mediation when he suddenly began to act errat-ically. Witnesses later testified that Mr. Hamilton began using racial epithets and engaging in physical violence to-ward the parties in the mediation, mistreated his co-work-ers, and refused to follow orders from management officials. Based on his conduct on that day, the EEOC pro-posed Mr. Hamilton’s removal. Following Mr. Hamilton’s response, the agency removed him from federal service on May 3, 2017. The union filed a grievance, which led to the union taking the case to arbitration.”