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  • Complaint filed on March 29, 2022

  • Federal Judicial District: S.D. of Florida

  • United States renewed its motion to dismiss on April 26, 2024

  • Pending in Court since March 29, 2023

Case Summary

A long-time employee of the U.S. Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS), Charlie Batista suddenly became the target of persistent acts of intimidation, retaliation, and discrimination in the workplace because of a known disability he has lived and thrived with. In fact, Batista was initially hired under the special authority (i.e., Schedule A) that gives federal agencies an optional way to hire individuals with disabilities. Nonetheless, Batista's new supervisor at the USCIS Miami Field Office believed that his disability presented a risk to the Agency's operations, and therefore, Batista had to go. Fortunately, after a year of torment, Batista's hardship transfer was approved and he was able to transfer to a new office, bringing an end to his workplace troubles. Batista is seeking to vindicate the injustice he was subjected to during the period of torment, which, among other things, led to an unwarranted delay in his career-ladder promotion.

Recent Case Update(s)

On April 1, 2024, we filed an amended complaint. On April 26, 2024, the Defendant moved to dismiss the amended complaint, which we opposed.

We're currently awaiting a ruling on the motion to dismiss.

Last updated on May 29, 2024.

Link to Complaint

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Petition for Charlie Batista

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