It’s not uncommon for federal employees in Texas and beyond to hear about the EEOC, but the effect it can have on an employee’s career is profound. The EEOC stands for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and it’s a Federal agency that’s been in operation since 1965. It’s job is to help enforce anti-discrimination laws pertaining to race, sex, national origin, disability, age, and more.

How does this affect you? If you’re discriminated against at work, your first action is likely to be to complain through your agency’s internal complaint process.   However, through this process, victims of discrimination, and those who support them, can be subject to retaliation.  In the eyes of the law, job discrimination and retaliation are both wrong, and both can be addressed by filing a formal legal complaint.

Now what? Next, you can mediate with your agency, where you have the opportunity to discuss the situation and perhaps reach an early settlement. If you’re not represented by an experienced attorney, your employer may feel like they can pressure you into dropping your complaint or accepting a settlement that’s far below the real value of your claim. That’s why the smart move is to partner with a Federal employment lawyer who is experienced in the Federal agency EEO procedure.

For over a decade, Attorney Ernst “Mitch” Martzen has practiced law, and for over five years he has focused on the employer/employee relationship in governmental organizations. His years representing both individuals and the government provide him with a valuable and unique perspective. Martzen Law Firm is committed to protecting your career and forcing your employer to play by the rules. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact the law firm by phone or online today.