Category Archives: EEO/Discrimination

CONGRATULATIONS, VELVA! YOU HAVE JUST WON 12 YEARS OF BACK PAY PLUS … These employees getting a decade or more of back pay for standing up for themselves must feel like the “Publishers Clearing House” van just backed into their driveway. … Continue reading

Posted in Back Pay, EEO/Discrimination | Tagged | Comments Off on

HOW TO PROVE DISCRIMINATORY PRETEXT Once the agency puts forth its explanation for why it made the decision the employee considered discriminatory, e.g., a promotion, a reassignment, a suspension, etc., the employee is expected to prove that the explanation is … Continue reading

Posted in EEO/Discrimination | Tagged | Comments Off on

EEOC REAFFIRMS RIGHT TO ACCOMMODATION REASSIGNMENTS It seems like every day we check this Administration has taken away one employee right after another.  So it was comforting to see the new EEOC decision reconfirming a disabled employee’s reasonable accommodation right … Continue reading

Posted in Disability, Reassignments | Tagged | Comments Off on

RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION, OVERTIME, AND SATURDAYS OFF FOR PROBATIONER EEOC just decided a case in an employee’s favor because the agency made a technical mistake in how it considered overtime costs in deciding whether the employee’s request for Saturdays off would … Continue reading

Posted in Religion | Tagged | Comments Off on

“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

Posted in Disability, FMLA | Tagged | Comments Off on

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

Posted in Remedies, Retaliation | Tagged | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Back Pay, EEO/Discrimination | Tagged | Comments Off on

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

Posted in EEO/Discrimination, Reassignments | Tagged | Comments Off on

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

Posted in EEO/Discrimination | Tagged | Comments Off on

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

Posted in EEO/Discrimination | Tagged | Comments Off on