Federal Sector Equal Employment Opportunity Practice Guide

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1. Purpose and targeted users:

Purpose: To provide detailed practical guidance in of federal sector processing in equal employment opportunity cases from start to finish, including treatment of the procedural issues that arise in complaints and the legal standards that apply to specific discrimination claims. And to provide coverage of an area of law (federal equal employment opportunity laws) that does not have a lot of coverage, particularly practical guidance. The guide provides in-depth, practical guidance for both complainants (i.e., federal sector employees) and employers (various federal agencies).

Targeted users:

•  Primarily employment attorneys, including those who specialize in representing federal government employees/applicants, as well as those who practice employment discrimination generally and may, from time to time, have a federal sector case. Because issues for federal government employees often arise under different statutes, the Practice Guide also is useful for attorneys whose focus is in representing clients before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) or in Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) claims.

•  Human Resources (HR) and Labor or Employee Relations (LER) Specialist at federal government agencies, as they often initially receive reports of discrimination and are charged with advising management on these issues.

•  Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) (or comprable offices) in federal government agencies, who are charged with processing the EEO complaints of federal government employees.

•  Unions for federal government employees, who often advise members on the EEO complaint process.

2. User benefits:

•  Provides coverage of area of law (federal equal employment opportunity laws) that does not have a lot of coverage, particularly practical guidance.

•  Includes numerous types of practical guidance, such as “Practice Tips,” “Considerations,” “Warnings,” “Examples,” and sample forms.

•  Provides in-depth, practical guidance for both complainants (i.e., federal sector employees) and employers (various federal agencies).

•  Includes differences between federal and private sector discrimination complaints, mainly information on how federal sector EEO complaint processing differs from private sector and, when applicable, where the law applied to federal sector cases diverges from private sector cases. The benefit of this is that understanding differences between state and federal complaints can be important for federal practitioners in helping them to craft arguments.

•  Provides extensive strategic advice for complainants in litigating EEO complaints, including developing evidence in support of their claims.

•  Provides strategic advice for agencies in litigating EEO complaints, as well as how to take steps in advance to prevail in litigation.

3. Source authority:

Benjamin E. Wick and Holly V. Franson are frequent writers and speakers on legal issues impacting federal employees and agencies. They have written articles on matters relevant to federal employees for various publications, as well as for Lexis Practice Advisor. They have presented at numerous conferences on topics focusing on individuals with disabilities. The topics of these presentations include providing reasonable accommodations in the workplace and determining best practices for disclosing disabilities to employers. Mr. Wick and Ms. Franson also have provided trainings to employers and employees on reasonable accommodations, diversity in the workplace, and discrimination laws applicable to federal employees.

Authors / Contributors

Table of Contents

Front Matter: Table of Contents; About the Authors; Foreward

Chapter 1 Overview of Discrimination Complaints for Federal Employees

Chapter 2 Informal Equal Employment Opportunity Complaints

Chapter 3 Formal Complaints

Chapter 4 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Administrative Hearings

Chapter 5 Class Action Complaints

Chapter 6 Final Agency Decisions

Chapter 7 Appeals to the Office of Federal Operations

Chapter 8 Litigation of Federal Sector Cases in Federal Court

Chapter 9 Overview of Theories of Discrimination Claims

Chapter 10 Title VII: Discrimination and Harassment Based on Sex

Chapter 11 Title VII: Discrimination and Harassment Based on Race

Chapter 12 Title VII: Discrimination and Harassment Based on National Origin

Chapter 13 Title VII: Discrimination and Harassment Based on Color

Chapter 14 Title VII: Discrimination and Harassment Based on Religion

Chapter 15 Title VII: Discrimination and Harassment in Retaliation for Prior Protected Activity

Chapter 16 Equal Pay Act

Chapter 17 Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Chapter 18 Rehabilitation Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, and Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008

Chapter 19 Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

Chapter 20 Intersection of Protected Classes (Multiple Protected Classes)

Chapter 21 Agency Regulations Providing Additional Protections

Chapter 22 Common Claims Raised by Federal Employees and Applicants

Chapter 23 Types of Available Relief in Federal Sector Equal Employment Opportunity Cases

Chapter 24 Alternative Dispute Resolution and Settlement Agreements

Chapter 25 Overlapping Issues

Appendix I. Chart of Informal Complaint Processing

Appendix II. Chart of Formal Complaint Processing

Appendix III. Sample Notice of Rights and Responsibilities

Appendix IV. Sample Litigation Hold Memorandum

Appendix V. Sample Formal Complaint

Appendix VI. Sample Acknowledgment Letter

Appendix VII. Sample Partial Acceptance Letter

Appendix VIII. Sample Notice of Right to Request a Hearing

Appendix IX. Sample Notice of Appearance Before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Appendix X. Sample Notice of Breach

Index