Under What Conditions Can a Complaint Be Filed?
The Federal sector EEO process covers employment-related matters. Thus, if an employee has been injured or aggrieved by personnel actions of the Agency, or in the terms, privilieges or conditions of his/her employment, a complaint may be filed. The following are types of personnel matters covered:
- Hiring and firing
- Compensation, assignment, or classification of employees
- Transfer, promotion, reduction-in force (RIF)
- Job vacancy announcements
- Use of agency facilities
- Training and apprenticeship programs
- Fringe benefits
- Pay and leave
- Other terms and conditions of employment
See Laws Enforced by the EEOC:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
- Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
What Other Protection Do I Have?
Discriminatory practices under these laws also include:
- harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or age;
- retaliation against an individual for filing a charge of discrimination, participating in an investigation, or opposing discriminatory practices;
- employment decisions based on stereotypes or assumptions about the abilities, traits, or performance of individuals of a certain sex, race, age, religion, or ethnic group, or individuals with disabilities; and
- denying employment opportunities to a person because of marriage to, or association with, an individual of a particular race, religion, national origin, or an individual with a disability.