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EEO: Discrimination - Harassment - Retaliation

Equal Employment Opportunity

Federal employees are protected against unlawful discrimination, retaliation, and harassment in employment.

Murray Law welcomes the opportunity to provide experienced counsel and representation to federal government employees.

This practice represents applicants, employees, and former employees.

We represent federal employees serving in all positions and levels of authority.

Steven Murray has successfully represented federal government employees in discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases, including actions before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Colorado Civil Rights Division, the Colorado State Personnel Board, and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.

Discrimination

A federal government agency employer engages in unlawful discrimination when an individual is subjected to an adverse action or treated less favorably because the person is a member of a lawfully protected class.

Federal law prohibits federal government agencies from discriminating on these bases:

  • Race
  • Racial Harassment
  • Color
  • Sex
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Transgender Status
  • National Origin
  • Age
  • Religion
  • Disability

Employees have the right to a reasonable accommodation for a disability, religion or religious practice.

Harassment

Federal government employers may not subject an employee to harassment or a hostile work environment because of the person’s protected status, i.e. sex.

Employment discrimination includes harassment resulting in an adverse employment action against an employee, i.e. discharge, or by subjecting an employee to a hostile and abusive environment, based on an individual’s protected status, i.e. race.

Retaliation

Federal law prohibits retaliatory actions in every phase of the employee-employer relationship.

Federal government employees are protected from their employer's retaliatory actions because they engaged in protected activity, such as filing a charge of discrimination, or opposing a discriminatory act or serving as a witness in a discrimination investigation.

Conclusion

Federal government employees have lawfully protected rights against employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. If you believe you have been subjected to employment discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, please call Steven Murray at 720-600-6642.

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