This eBook contains 28 of the most Frequently Asked Questions from our initial consultations. Hopefully, they are helpful to you in understanding the EEOC process for Federal Employees and the process of working with an EEOC Attorney for Federal Employees.
Before reading the questions and answers below, it is important that you understand a couple general themes of the law of discrimination in the workplace.
First, this area of the law is loaded with "legal terms of art" - these are, generally speaking, words that seem simple to understand to a lay person, but have special meaning to lawyers and judges. This is why so few pro-se complainants prove discrimination - even when it is occurring: the pro-se complainant often has no idea of the legal ramification of what a judge is telling them or what opposing counsel is telling the judge. We try to define some of those legal terms of art here, but these definitions can never take the place of having competent legal representation by your side throughout the process.
Second, very few federal employees actually successfully prove discrimination - not because it doesn't exist, but because the legal community has taken a very mechanical approach to analyzing claims of discrimination. In other words, lawyers and judges get caught up in the legal terms of art, the proofs, the elements, the exceptions and forget to look at what is really happening. So as you read the questions and answers below, if you start to feel lost in the complicated nature of the law, you're not alone. We feel that way too.
Third, the Attig Law Firm no longer handles Federal Employee EEOC Complaints. The Attig Law Firm has dedicated itself to fulfilling its Vision of Changing the Way Veterans Experience the VA Claims Process.
Fourth, the information in this eBook should NEVER take the place of competent legal counsel. The discussion below is meant to be a primer so that you can more easily understand and confidently discuss the complex law of employment discrimination as it applies to federal employees. The information in this eBook is NOT legal advice.
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