Q & A Session – Repeated Frivolous Complaints
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.
Is there a way for a manager to halt the submission of false accusations being sent to Internal Affairs, Congressional Offices, the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) office, etc.? I have been the subject of over 15 such complaints, filed by the same two individuals, all of which have been investigated and proven to be unfounded and false.
The EEO office has the discretion to dismiss repeated complaints that are frivolous. Otherwise, you have to accept complaints as part of the hazard of being a manager. Consider purchasing federal employee liability insurance.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw, Bransford & Roth, PC.
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