Saturday, December 23, 2017

Proving Sexual Harassment Discrimination

By John V. Berry, www.berrylegal.com

We represent employees in sexual harassment claims. Employees regularly ask us how to prove sexual harassment in the workplace. The basis for a sexual harassment claim can be confusing to many individuals. It is often the case that many employees don't know when inappropriate conduct crosses the line and can be deemed sexual harassment for purposes of filing an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaint or lawsuit.  In short, many employees do not know when sexual misconduct at work cross the line. This article discusses this.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Establishing a Hostile Work Environment

By John V. Berry, www.berrylegal.com

We represent employees in hostile work environment claims. Employees regularly ask us what constitutes a hostile work environment in the workplace. The topic and definition of a hostile work environment can be confusing to many individuals. It is often the case that many employees believe that general bad behavior exhibited by a supervisor or co-worker constitutes a hostile work environment claim for purposes of filing an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaint.  However, an EEO complaint based on hostile work environment must also involve actions taken as a result of discriminatory behavior.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Filing an EEOC Complaint

By John Berry

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) handles most discrimination complaints in the United States. The EEOC is the enforcement body for federal employment laws involving complaints of illegal discrimination. There are principally two types of EEO complaint processes, one for private sector employees and some public sector employees and one for federal employees.  This article will briefly discuss discrimination complaints by private sector employees and some limited public sector (non-federal) employees.


Friday, December 1, 2017

Filing an EEO Complaint for Federal Employees

By John Berry

This is an article which discusses filing an EEO complaint for federal employees.  Different procedures apply to different types of employees in EEO complaints.  This is an article for federal employees.  Prior to filing an EEO complaint, a federal employee should seek guidance and counsel for the individuals facts of individual cases. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has provided a summary about the EEO complaint process for federal employees here.