Category Archives: Retaliation

UNION REP TEST #20 – Reprisal or Hostile Environment Read through the following facts to identify whether it is a case of reprisal for EEO activity or a hostile EEO environment. The distinction is a big deal when representing an … Continue reading

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MANAGER’S EEO-RELATED THREAT IS ILLEGAL AND COSTLY An employee, who EEOC calls Shelby, had a meeting with a high-level manager to describe how he believed his first line supervisor was discriminating against him.  When the employee finished outlining the allegations … Continue reading

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WHAT IF YOU JUST ALERT MANAGEMENT TO AN EEO PROBLEM BUT NEVER FILE A COMPLAINT? A well-meaning Corrections Supervisor approached the Warden and “… voiced some concerns with…promoting other staff to the acting position and compensating one at the higher … Continue reading

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I WILL BURN DOWN YOUR HOUSE! EEOC long ago ruled that it constitutes illegal reprisals for a manager to tell an employee who has filed an EEO complaint that was the “wrong way to go about getting a promotion.” (Binseel … Continue reading

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TIME TO QUARANTINE CBP MANAGEMENT? We have been watching CBP management for a while and it seems as if it is a diseased culture at the top of this vital agency.  EEOC has pointed out all too often that it … Continue reading

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UNLAWFUL DISCLOSURE OF EMPLOYEE EEO ACTIVITY TO OTHERS EEOC just wrote that the statutory anti-retaliation provisions prohibit any adverse treatment that is based on a retaliatory motive and is reasonably likely to deter a reasonable employee from engaging in protected … 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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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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