Category Archives: EEO/Discrimination

“FMLA-PLUS” LEAVE” WHAT IS IT? Over the last decade or so the idea has slowly taken hold that an employee can be entitled to even more time off the job beyond what FMLA might give him/her.  The basic theory is … Continue reading

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JUST 10 DAYS OF HARASSMENT MERITS $75,000 IN DAMAGES & MORE An employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons filed a formal EEO complaint in which he alleged that from April 15 through April 24, 2013, several senior management officials subjected … Continue reading

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EEOC ENFORCES 9 YEARS OF BACK PAY We can’t say enough about employees (and unions) who stay in a fight with their agencies for years and years to force the agencies to pay every dime owed.  No deals, no settlements, no … Continue reading

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DENIALS OF LATERAL REASSIGNMENTS CAN BE EEO ADVERSE ACTIONS On August 25, 2016 we posted a story about a D. C Circuit court decision holding that an employee may not file an EEO complaint over a lateral reassignment because the … Continue reading

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EEO CHEAT SHEET We love blog posts that briefly list and describe arguments we can make on behalf of employees in one situation or another. They are great tools for structuring employee grievance interviews about the facts or for building … Continue reading

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BECAUSE MANAGEMENT’S DECISION SHOCKED HER IT NOW OWES HER $$$$  We have posted more than a few stories on this blog about how employees can get compensatory damages when they are victims of discrimination.  That money is not only on top of any … Continue reading

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WHEN IS AN ACTION ADVERSE ENOUGH FOR EEOC? One of the reasons an agency will raise to dismiss an employee’s EEO complaint is that the action s/he complained of was not adverse enough to be actionable.  While EEO law does … Continue reading

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CHALLENGING PROMOTION NONSELECTION DECISIONS If you have followed us over the years you know that we believe that one of the most effective ways to challenge a promotion decision is through the EEO charge process. If the selectee is in … Continue reading

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EEOC REAFFIRMS THE AGE DISCRIMINATION STANDARD OF PROOF What does an employee have to prove to win an age discrimination case?  Does he have to show that “but for” a discriminatory act he would have received the promotion or other … Continue reading

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SSA SCHEMES TO SCREW SENIORS EEOC just found that several offices of the Social Security Administration have been scheming to exclude employees over the age of 40 from moving into jobs with higher career promotion.  EEOC not only gave eight employees … Continue reading

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