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Category Archives: EEO/Discrimination
CANCER VICTIMS’ RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE EEOC has just updated its Q&A about the rights cancer victims have in the workplace. Among the more relevant questions are 1- What other types of reasonable accommodations may employees with cancer need? 2- … Continue reading
NTEU REELS IN $2.61 MILLION FOR FDIC DISCRIMINATION VICTIMS Long-time FEDSMILL readers might remember our posting entitled, “FDIC Flips, Flops, Flaps, & Flails” in which we described how mightily FDIC management was struggling to get off the hook of a … Continue reading
“SHHH!” COMMAND COSTS MANAGEMENT OVER $12,000 A manager warned a maintenance employee to be careful who she told about how offended she was by finding a pornographic magazine in the restroom. The supervisor may have just been trying to get … Continue reading
ANOTHER RIGHT TO BE REASSIGNED One of the major benefits denied federal employees is the right to laterally reassign to a vacancy elsewhere in the country even if it is for the same job title, series and grade that the … Continue reading
EEOC ON DOMESTIC/DATING ABUSE, SEXUAL ASSAULT AND STALKING The EEOC recently went on record indicating its willingness to charge employers with discrimination if they take personnel actions against employees involved in any of these circumstances. Every union rep should look … Continue reading
ABSOLUTELY DESPICABLE This is not about the federal sector, but it is a story about employee relations and employment law that should be told and retold as often as possible. EEOC just announced that it caught a private sector employer, … Continue reading
REASSIGNMENTS RIGHTS FOR DISABLED EMPLOYEES Disabled employees just got a little more clout to insist on reassignment to jobs they can do.
WHY 17,000 EEOC CHARGES MATTER TO UNION LEADERS One of organized labor’s biggest mistakes was to turn over to the government and private attorneys enforcement of the over 30 labor laws unions worked so hard to push through Congress. As … Continue reading
WHAT IS THAT SMELL? That can be not just an idle question, but also the first sign that employees need union help. There is a near endless source of scents in modern offices, e.g., perfumes, paint, flooring, ink, dust, furniture … Continue reading
EEO INVESTIGATIONS ARE FORMAL DISCUSSIONS Unions reps have a right to be invited to an EEO investigator’s interview of unit employees. FLRA considers these interviews, even if done one person at a time, to be formal discussions solong as the … Continue reading