On September 13, 2018, following a three-day hearing, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a ruling finding that our client was the victim of race discrimination and retaliation when she was denied promotion to a GS-13 position because she is Chinese, and in reprisal for her previous complaints of discrimination. The Commission also ruled that our client would have advanced to the GS-14 grade by the time of the hearing, and awarded her promotion to that level. In addition to the two promotions, the Judge also ordered the agency to pay all back pay, with appropriate step increases, restore more than two hundred hours of sick leave that our client used, pay compensatory damages of $35,000, and reimburse our client for all of the attorneys’ fees and expenses she incurred while prosecuting her claims. Richard Salzman represented our client over her now eight-year battle with the FDA.