Monthly Archives: October 2017

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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A FMLA SMACKDOWN Our blogging colleagues over at FMLA Insights just posted a wonderful story about an employer who refused to let an employee’s son call in for him or her to explain a sudden absence. When the employee did not call, … Continue reading

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EEOC ORDERS 19 YEARS OF BACK PAY An employee filed an EEO charge in 1998 claiming she was being harassed because of her race, national origin, color, disability, age, and prior EEO activity.  Just last month after years of deliberate … Continue reading

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NEGOTIATIONS TRAINING BY MASTER NEGOTIATORS Ask the average LR Specialist or union rep to list the various stages of the mid-term bargaining process and you are likely to hear a list of five or six, e.g., change is proposed, the … 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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OOPS! OUR MISTAKE, BUT YOU STILL OWE UNCLE SAM THOUSANDS More than a few federal employees have been in this situation.  They got an increase in their pay check for what they thought was a long overdue raise, an award, a grievance … Continue reading

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“HELLO, MCFLY, ANYONE HOME? THINK, MCFLY, THINK!” Biff said it best on behalf of all those whose words are too often ignored when he uttered this line in “Back to the Future.” It was only last April when we explained … Continue reading

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AGENCY OBLITERATES UNION BACK PAY AWARD- UNIONS BEWARE Even if you heavily favor unions over management you have to admit that “Congrats” are in order for the Federal Bureau of Prisons based on 64 FLRA 775.  One of the most aggressive … 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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