Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.
What is it called when a federal manager tries to stop an employee’s attempt to file an EEO complaint? How serious is this type of violation?
Trying to stop any employee from exercising EEO rights is reprisal, plain and simple. It’s a very serious violation and often easier to prove than the other types of discrimination.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw, Bransford & Roth, PC.
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