The best federal employee attorneys can help you resolve a wide range of issues, including discrimination and retaliation claims as well as appeals, disability discrimination claims and wrongful termination.
Many federal employees who face workplace discrimination choose to consult with their agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) compliance office or with an outside law firm that has expertise in EEO cases. EEOC is the primary government agency tasked with enforcing Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other laws prohibiting employment discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin or age. The EEOC enforces several statutes — including those governing sexual harassment — through its Regional Field Offices located across the country. In addition to litigation actions brought by individual workers seeking relief from discriminatory conduct at work, courts also sometimes grant injunctive relief against employers that engage in unlawful practices within specific geographic boundaries defined by statute or court order. When there are extensive allegations involving systemic patterns of discriminatory practice by an employer against a large number of employees over a period lasting many years, lawsuits filed under Title VII may be referred for class action status pursuant to which all similarly situated victims can bring claims under one legal theory before losing their ability to do so individually after giving notice to potential co-plaintiffs about joining them as plaintiffs in a single lawsuit barring further extension into new jurisdictions beyond those where they first filed suit unless approved for expansion by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Wherry Jr., who then