Plaintiff's suit under Title VII, the Whistleblower Protection Act, and Civil Service Reform Act
Bonds v. Leavitt, 09-2179, concerned a plaintiff's suit against the then-Secretary of Health and Human Services, alleging Title VII claims, that she was retaliated against in violation of the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA), and that she was unjustifiably terminated in violation of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA).
The court held that, because plaintiff's CSRA claim is firmly grounded
in her EEO charge, district court's dismissal of the CSRA claim is
reversed and remanded. The court also held that the district court
erred in granting summary judgment against plaintiff on her WPA claim as
she created genuine issues of material fact regarding whether sections
2302(b)(8)(B) and 2302(b)(8)(A), were violated. However, the court held
that the district court was correct to grant summary judgment against
plaintiff on her Title VII claims that she was exposed to a hostile work
environment, that she suffered illegal retaliation, and that she was
discriminated against because of her race and gender.