Senior Trial Attorney at U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Raymond T. Cheung currently serves as a Senior Trial Attorney at the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission San Francisco District Office. Prior to joining the Commission in 1999, he worked as a housing and employment attorney for the Asian Law Alliance and also as an immigration attorney for multiple community-based organizations assisting immigrants and refugees in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
During his tenure at the EEOC, Mr. Cheung has litigated a variety of cases. Of particular note was his work in Arnett & EEOC v. PERS, an age discrimination case on behalf of older police officers and firefighters against the State of California. The resolution of this case resulted in the largest monetary settlement in the history of the Commission, valued at more than $250 million in relief for the 1,700-plus class members.
More recently, Mr. Cheung litigated and settled U.S. EEOC v. Lockheed Martin on behalf of an African-American electrician who was subjected to racial slurs and threats. The $2.5 million settlement represents the largest monetary recovery for an individual in an EEOC lawsuit and the largest public resolution of an employment case for a single individual in the state of Hawaii.
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