Friday, January 12, 2018

The Federal Employee EEO Process Explained

By John V. Berry, Esq., www.berrylegal.com


Federal employees have a right to protections from Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Discrimination by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as applied to federal employees. Each federal agency is barred from discrimination based on race, gender, religion, national origin, sex, sexual harassment, age, disability, genetics, retaliation and other claims. Even though the Civil Rights Act has been in effect for almost 65 years, instances of discrimination continue to happen today. The federal workplace is no different. If you feel like you have been discriminated against as a federal employee, there is a process in place to protect federal employees and an EEO complaint can be initiated.  

Monday, January 1, 2018

Mediation at the EEOC

By John V. Berry, www.berrylegal.com

We represent employees in cases at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Many private and public sector discrimination or sexual harassment cases that are filed at the EEOC go to mediation, under slightly different processes. This article discusses the mediation process at the EEOC and the benefits and issues associated with that process.