For federal employees looking to file EEO complaints based on incidents of unlawful discrimination, understanding the EEO complaint process can be extremely difficult. With many Agency EEO Counselors still working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it can also feel even harder than usual to communicate discriminatory incidents to EEO counselors and check the statusRead More
Retaliatory Reassignments: Where an employee is involuntarily moved or reassigned because he or she engaged in protected EEO activity, the Agency’s action may be viewed as retaliation.
Many federal government employees who have engaged in the EEO process know all too well that EEO activity may be received negatively by their chain of command. Most federal government employees who engage in the EEO process are also aware that they have the right to file an EEO complaint based on retaliation in theRead More
EEO Investigations, Part 2 of 2: Think About the End Before You Amend When it Comes to EEO Complaints
Any time a federal government worker is thinking about filing an EEO complaint, some of the most significant considerations involve the potential relief or remedy you could receive if you are successful in your EEO complaint. Two of the most important questions to ask yourself are: (1) What do I want to happen as aRead More
EEO Investigations, Part 1 of 2: Keep the Agency Accountable for 180-day Investigations in EEO Cases
In EEO cases filed against federal government agencies, the EEOC allows for a 180-day investigation period starting from the date the complainant files his or her formal complaint of discrimination. Specifically, the 180-day timeframe is set out in the EEOC’s Management Directive 110 (MD-110), which sets out policies, procedures, and guidance for federal sector discriminationRead More