Over the past few months, there has been a lot of coverage about one administrative law judge (ALJ) who was and still is working for the United States Social Security Administration (SSA). This judge allegedly would write down notes about applicants who came before him for administrative hearings when their respective applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits were denied.
Two employees, who have claim they have faced retaliation for the actions, had decided to become whistleblowers to tell the agency about what this judge was doing. He had allegedly commented on applications that one claimant was “buxom” and another was “gorilla like.” There were many other such messages like this, as well allegations that this ALJ was sexually harassing staff members at his SSA office. Continue reading →