Saturday, February 10, 2018

Former Employee Can Still Bring EEO Claim Against Former Agency

By John V. Berry,

In an interesting case, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has held that a former employee can state a valid retaliation claim for Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) protected activity which arose from earlier employment. What makes this case interesting is the fact that the claim took place after the end of the federal employee's relationship with the federal agency.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Telework as a Reasonable Accommodation.

By John V. Berry,

Federal and private sector employees come to us to discuss the issue of reasonable accommodations in many types of cases. This article discusses the concept of seeking a reasonable accommodation in the form of a telework assignment.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Cat's Paw Discrimination Tips

By John V. Berry,
We often hear the phrase “Cat’s Paw” discrimination, but it is little understood by most individuals and even some lawyers. This article hopes to clarify what this type of discrimination is for employees. Cat’s Paw discrimination cases come up often in private sector and federal employee cases. In short, a “Cat’s Paw,” is used to describe an individual motivated by discrimination who influences innocent decision makers into making a illegal decision. This is referred to as Cat’s Paw discrimination. This can apply to both federal and private sector employment cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or in courts.

Proving Pregnancy Discrimination

By John V. Berry, Esq.,

Unfortunately, many women are still affected today by pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. This article discusses the laws that protect women from pregnancy discrimination and the elements needed to establish a claim. Pregnancy discrimination claims, depending on the location (and type of employment) of the employee or applicant, can be taken administratively to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), state or local agencies tasked with investigating pregnancy discrimination claims, in addition to court. This article focuses on the elements of establishing a pregnancy discrimination case.