Gov wrkr. I was disciplnd by a manager for discrim reasons. I told my managers boss how I believed my manager lied and was disciplining me for discriminatory reasons. I begged for an investigation be initiated. I left on stress leave for over 3 months, exhausting all of my leave time. I only returned for financial reasons. The QME psych confirmed my injury, but he said a trier of fact would have to decide if my employers actions were valid, non discriminatory and in good faith. Is my employers failure to investigate my discrimination, enough to appeal, and warrant a serious and willful penalty. I have documents where management says the dept did not violate any rule and there is no need for a manager to record everyday business to manage. Can they do this?