Equal Employment Opportunity
I have extensive experience representing government employees involved in EEO investigations and filing formal EEO complaints, such as discrimination and retaliation complaints. I also represent those who are involved in the mediation process.
If you have not had a successful outcome in an EEOC hearing, I can also provide legal counsel for the appeal process.
I provide representation for clients at each and every stage of the federal government's EEO process, from initial counselor contact through appeals to federal court.
Initiating Your EEO Claim
Know that the deadlines for the complaint process are very unforgiving. Discrimination complaints must be filed within 45 days and the stipulated counseling process must be completed in 30 days. If counseling proves unsuccessful, you have only 15 days from the notice of your right to file a formal complaint to do so.
Your complaint will either be dismissed or investigated. The results of the investigation are filed as a Report of Investigation (ROI) and you will receive a copy. At that time, you may either request a Final Agency Decision (FAD) or formal EEOC hearing.
The investigation must be completed within 180 days. If not, you may request a hearing with the EEOC.
Remedies and actions we may pursue on your behalf:
- Compensation for damages, such as back pay (with interest), lost benefits such as lost leave, sick days, TSP contributions
- Reinstatement at a position the victim would have held had the discrimination not occurred
- Response to suspensions, demotions, denials of within-grade-increases, transfer or terminations
- Protection of whistleblowers against retaliation
- Resolve reduction in force issues
- Pursuit of disability retirement compensation
- Pursuit of Inspector General responses
- Appeal the denial, revocation or downgrade of security clearances