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Southworth PC Trial Time: EEOC Judge Green Lights Race, Sex, and Retaliatory Harassment Hearing

by | Dec 30, 2020 | Federal Sector EEO, Firm News, Hostile Work Environment, Reprisal |

Federal employment attorneys at Southworth PC have heard another one of their cases is headed to trial. An administrative judge from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has determined a hearing is warranted in the matter. At issue in the case is did the Agency subject Complainant to a hostile work environment based on race (Black), sex (female), and reprisal (instant EEO activity) over the course of a few years.

Harassment is considered unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. Harassment is unlawful where enduring the offensive conduct becomes a condition of continued employment, or when the conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create a work environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or abusive.

The law also prohibits harassment against individuals in retaliation for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an EEOC matter or opposing employment practices reasonably believed to be discriminatory or retaliatory.

If you are a federal employee who believes they might be facing unlawful harassment, then please feel free to contact our federal employment attorneys today.