EEO Complaints and Equal Employment Opportunity
EEO Complaints and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Hearing Attorneys
The Federal Practice Group represents federal employees who are facing discrimination, harassment, and/or hostile work environments at all stages of the EEO complaint process, from:
- The informal complaint stage, which can involve EEO Counseling or Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
- The formal complaint stage, including the agency investigation of your formal complaint of discrimination
- The hearing process before the EEOC, where your case may be heard before an Administrative Judge in a hearing that is very similar to a trial, including having live witness testimony
- The appeal process available at the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO)
Our federal employment law team is well versed in the substantive laws protecting federal employees from discrimination, including:
- Title VII — which prohibits federal agencies from discriminating against federal employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and retaliation/reprisal for participation in protected activity
- The Rehabilitation Act — which prohibits federal agencies from discriminating against federal employees on the basis of disability
- The Equal Pay Act — which requires federal agencies to pay male and female federal employees the same for the same work
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) — which prohibits federal agencies from discriminating against federal employees on the basis of age
Why You Need an Experienced EEO Attorney based in Washington, D.C.
If you are a federal employee who is the victim of discrimination or believe you may have been disciplined or removed, failed to be promoted, or have been harassed or subjected to a hostile work environment due to your age, race, color, sex, religion, nation of origin, or a disability, you have rights under federal law. Discrimination in the workplace, including the federal government, should never be tolerated. That’s where a skilled federal employee EEO lawyer can help, regardless of where you are located.
The repercussions of discrimination can have a significantly negative impact on an individual’s life and ability to function in the work environment. The attorneys at The Federal Practice Group can assist you in obtaining the relief you need and are owed as a result of your federal agency’s violation of an anti-discrimination statute, which may, depending on your particular claim, include:
- Corrective actions, such as reversal of disciplinary records and removal of any evidence from your Official Personnel File
- Equitable relief, such as a reassignment or change in duties
- Back pay and benefits, such as in the case of illegal non-promotions
- Compensatory damages for pain and suffering, harm to your reputation, and out–of–pocket expenses caused by discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and retaliation/reprisal
- Reimbursement of attorney’s fees and costs
The Benefits of Using a Federal EEO Lawyer
Why should you contact an attorney with experience in EEO cases? Our law firm has represented federal employees with similar concerns before. We understand how to stand up for our clients in this defining moment in their lives. A battle against the federal government is not easy, but it can be necessary. Our EEO lawyers will assist you, so you can move on with your life and know you did everything possible to win your case.
To obtain more about what relief may be available to you, contact The Federal Practice group to schedule a consultation to discuss your particular circumstances.