Skip to comments.Whistleblower with brain tumor sues DEA alleging 'disability discrimination' and retaliation
Posted on 05/20/2020 10:08:40 AM PDT by bitt
A former supervisory special agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration is suing the Justice Department and DEA for forcing his early retirement from the agency in "retaliation" for whistleblower complaints he raised during his ongoing battle with a brain tumor.
In his complaint, Eric Katz describes a hostile work environment, unauthorized sharing of medical information as well as disability discrimination and workplace retaliation.
According to the complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, DEA violated the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 through intentional manipulation of the Equal Employment Opportunity process, as it relates identification of and an accommodation of Mr. Katzs disabilities, to maneuver Mr. Katz out of his position as lead on the Cellular Abductor Tracking System (CATS) and to force his retirement from the agency.
The CATS program captures geo-positional data from cellular and other electronic devices within range of a DEA-issued device to help the agency "locate a kidnapped agent or resource."
In 2017, senior DEA management removed Cherokee Nation from CATS and replaced it with a company that claimed to be an 8(a) contractor, but whose real asset seemed to be that had a former DEA senior management official at the helm, according to the lawsuit.
Katz raised his concerns about the changes to the multi-million dollar contract internally at the DEA and with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
DEA declined immediate comment on the lawsuit. As a matter of policy, DEA does not comment on ongoing litigation, the press office wrote Just the News.
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Ha! I needed a laugh !
If he has a brain tumor then he is going to be mentally impaired as it cause both physical, neurological and behavior changes. My brother was involved in the deployment and setup of very large scanners using gamma ray emitters in the Mideast, he had the highest security clearance. He developed a brain tumor, actually the tumor grew to a point where it caused serious changes in his behavior and judgement. Once it had been diagnosed and the changes documented he lost his clearance and his position. He is no longer the person he once was and fortunate he didn’t die on the operating table.
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