Category Archives: EEO/Discrimination

SEXUAL HARASSMENT QUIZ: WHO STAYS AND WHO GOES? If one employee alleges that another employee in the same office is sexually harassing him, does the Agency have to move one to another workplace while it investigates the matter?  If so, who … Continue reading

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BIG VICTORY FOR RELIGIOUSLY OBSERVANT FEDS Bret, a Jew, told his agency that his faith requires him to forgo work on the Sabbath, which runs from sundown on Friday until sundown on Saturday. Despite that, management scheduled him to work … Continue reading

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WHAT SHOULD NOT HAPPEN WHEN YOU CALL IN SICK I’ll bet that what happened in this recent case is very, very common. An employee, Jade, called in to say she needed to be hospitalized due to stomach pains and needed … Continue reading

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GREAT PODCAST ABOUT “ASSOCIATIONAL DISCRIMINATION” Got 15 minutes?  If so, we suggest you checkout this podcast about a kind of discrimination that most of us never hear about. It will help you when union members suffer any of a very wide … Continue reading

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WHAT IRS NOW KNOWS ABOUT “MISGENDERING” AND “DEADNAMING” A GS-8 Contact Representative from Chamblee, Georgia just schooled the IRS on what these terms mean and why it is illegal to engage in them. “Deadnaming” is the practice of  …

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FILE THESE GRIEVANCES NOW The Supreme Court is considering whether an employee can file an EEO charge when an employer merely reassigns the employee to significantly less desirable work—without a reduction is pay. To date, most courts have required that … Continue reading

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IS THIS SEXUAL HARASSMENT INTOLERABLE? A DoD male supervisor did the following to a female employee: made repeated sexual comments and innuendoes to her, regularly reminded her that he was “watching her,” invited her over to his house when his … Continue reading

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THE EEOC “SIMILARLY SITUATED” TRAP There is a truck full to EEOC case law rejecting an employee claims that they were treated differently than co-workers because the co-workers were not “similarly situated.”  That is a different way of saying that … Continue reading

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USING THE BIBLE AS A HARASSMENT TOOL EEOC just explained to the Dep’t. of Veteran Affairs how quoting the bible at the workplace can violate an employee’s civil rights. It wrote, “the use of a Bible verse, alone, in the … Continue reading

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FOR THOSE NON-BELIEVING NON-MEMBERS A percentage of your co-workers who refuse to join the union do so because they believe that managers would never be deliberately unfair to them, and even if they were, the “civil service system” would stop … Continue reading

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