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  • Complaint filed on January 21, 2022

  • Federal Judicial District: S.D. of Florida

  • Trial date set for February 28, 2024

  • Case settled on February 7, 2024

Case Summary

For more than 4 years, Immigration Officer Yadira Dominguez has been forced to endure a toxic and volatile male-chauvinistic workplace at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Miami, Florida. Despite a decade-long career of stellar work performance, Dominguez’s troubles began after she filed a complaint to report inappropriate and concerning conduct on the part of her male supervisor with respect to an unwelcomed visit to her personal residence in December 2018. The supervisor claimed that he was performing a “wellness” check because Dominguez did not report for work that day, even though Dominguez had properly notified the supervisor that she would be taking sick leave. Nonetheless, because Dominguez spoke out against the supervisor’s behavior—in a male-dominated workplace—she became the target of a relentless campaign of intimidation, harassment, and bullying. After battling through litigation for more than 3 years, Dominguez's trial for justice begins February 26, 2024, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Recent Case Update(s)

On February 7, 2024, a settlement was reached between the parties.

The United States filed a motion for summary judgment on September 10, 2023, which we opposed. No ruling has been made on the pending motion; trial is currently scheduled to begin on February 28, 2024. Read our opposition brief here

The United States also filed a motion in limine on November 3, 2023, seeking to, among other things, preclude the testimony of the only other minority female in the workplace (which consisted of 5 to 6 employees), an indespinsible witness who experienced the same hostile treatment from the same supervisors. We opposed the motion on November 17, 2023. Read our opposition brief here

Last updated on January 26, 2024.

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