Category Archives: Retaliation

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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TEST YOURSELF: EEO RETALIATION Which of the following are considered to be examples of illegal management retaliation against an employee who has engaged in protected activity under the civil rights laws: work-related threats, warnings, or reprimands; negative or lowered evaluations; … Continue reading

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EEO RETALIATION QUIZ In which of the following situations will EEOC argue that the employee has been the victim of illegal retaliation under the Civil Rights laws? (1) An EEO Specialist was reprimanded for telling her manager that she thought … Continue reading

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WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS BEHAVIOR? A newly hired employee of the Border Patrol asked for a reasonable accommodation because he had a learning disability. An agency psychiatrist diagnosed him as having a learning disability involving his reading, slow rate … Continue reading

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WHEN IS FAILURE TO INVESTIGATE ILLEGAL RETALIATION? NAGE-SEIU confronted a situation where the agency refused to investigate an employee’s EEO allegation and suspected it was due to some lingering hostility toward the employee for having testified against the agency in … Continue reading

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EEOC TO PUBLICLY DISCUSS WORKPLACE HARASSMENT EEOC is holding a meeting on June 17 in Washington and on-line to discuss how to fight workplace harassment. If you are in DC or can get on-line access this seems like it will be … Continue reading

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WHEN EMPLOYEES MAKE MANAGERS SAD Perhaps she has watched too much of TV’s “Dr. Phil,” but when a Treasury Department manager met with a dissatisfied employee no one had to ask her “How does that make you feel?” As she … Continue reading

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LESBIAN RUMOR COSTS HOMELAND SECURITY $100,000. When rumors started to spread about a lesbian relationship among three women and favoritism by the manager among them, one of those women complained to agency managers asking them to make the rumors stop.  … Continue reading

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