Our Attorneys Prosecute Federal EEO Complaints
Helping Federal Employees Facing Discrimination And Harassment
By allowing the filing and prosecution of federal EEO complaints, civil rights laws protect federal employees and applicants from much discrimination or harassment in the workplace based on numerous factors. These factors include but are not limited to:
- Sex (including pregnancy)
- Age (40 or older)
- National origin
- Genetic information
Federal employees or job applicants are also protected from facing certain discrimination or harassment because they oppose unlawful employment discrimination or harassment based on one of these factors, or participate in Federal EEO complaints or related investigations. This is also known as unlawful retaliation.
How Our Federal Employment Attorneys Can Help Federal Employees With Federal EEO Complaints
Sometimes we are asked how we could help a certain federal employee with an EEO complaint. There are some common ways we can often help.
We can usually help a federal employee contact an EEO counselor to file an informal EEO complaint. We can help the employee assess and identify claims before filing an informal complaint. (Sometimes this is not possible because the federal employee failed to contact an EEO counselor within 45 days of the challenged action.)
Also, we can assist with the filing of the employee’s formal complaint by helping the federal employee bring an appropriate claim or claims.
Further, we can also help the federal employee through the investigation of such claim or claims – maximizing the value of such legally required investigation, and avoiding common pitfalls. We could also help the employee with any resulting hearing, and the process leading thereto.
At any time, we could also help the employee attempt to reach a resolution with the agency, when and if the federal employee so desired.
Last, we could assist with the filing of a federal lawsuit if the federal employees wanted to bring such a lawsuit, and was permitted to do so under the law.