When Discrimination Happens in a Federal Workplace

A work discrimination lawyer from a law firm like Davie & Valdez, P.C. has represented employees of the federal government regarding labor matters, such as disciplinary action and termination. They focus on helping defend employee rights and fight for remedies for work injuries, retaliation, discrimination, harassment, and more. 

Regardless of what position an employee works for in the federal sector, a work discrimination lawyer can help you guide you through your issue.

Federal Employee Discrimination

Federal employees who are pursuing compensation for workplace discrimination must choose an attorney who is aware of the differences between cases of the federal sector and private sector. A lawyer at Davie & Valdez, P.C. focuses on handling federal employee law cases primarily, so you can rely on our knowledge to guide you during this time. 

Our team can handle discrimination cases that are based on national origin, race, pregnancy, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, and use of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). We understand the emotional and financial impact that discrimination can have on a person in the workplace, so please don’t hesitate to reach out if your rights have been violated. We can help set things right. Various types of discrimination can develop in the workplace, including: 

  • Failing to promote
  • Demotion
  • Negative reviews
  • Pay decreases
  • Disciplinary action
  • Sexual harassment

How Federal Discrimination Are Different

As a work discrimination lawyer at Davie & Valdez, P.C. may explain during your consultation, the biggest difference with federal discrimination cases is the first informal step of the process. The company that the discrimination victim is employed by performs an investigation and writes a report of their findings. 

Then the case can move forward to a judge for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). It is vital to the outcome of the report that you obtain legal representation, so we can ensure that the investigation is performed with fairness and accuracy. We strongly advise retaining our legal services as soon as you know that you are pursuing action for discrimination.

Examples of Discrimination

If you are an employee for a federal agency and suspect that you were the victim of discrimination, then it’s in your best interest to save proof and speak with an attorney at Davie & Valdez, P.C. immediately. Do not delay in getting the situation handled, since as more time passes by, the chances of crucial evidence being destroyed increases. Here are examples of how discrimination may present itself in a work environment: 

  • Denying workplace accommodations that are reasonable for a worker’s disability or religious beliefs. 
  • Discriminating against a worker due to their age (40 or older), disability, race, sex, color, pregnancy, and/or religion was of adverse action. 
  • Retaliating against a worker because they reported an act of discrimination, or partook in helping another employee with their discrimination complaint

Federal employees and their families can reach out to an attorney at Davie & Valdez, P.C. today for more information about any legal services you might need.