Federal Employee EEO Guides

DISCLAIMER: This is an ongoing series of EEO guides that this Office provides as a service to federal employees. None of the information contained in this post is specific legal advice for you. This is legal information only. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for legal advice. Contact an attorney if you have any questions and before you apply any of the information on this page to your particular situation. This page contains lawyer advertising. 

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Formal Complaints

Find out more about drafting and filing EEO complaints. This Guide covers the basics of:

  • Calculating the deadline to file a formal complaint;
  • Required contents of a formal complaint
  • Who should get a copy of the complaint
  • What information to include 
There is also a 45-minute webinar taking you through the process from a description of what happened, to identifying claims, and then filling out the formal complaint forms.

Find out more here.

About Me

I have worked since 2011 on federal employee employment issues. I focus my practice on assisting employees and applicants for federal employment with discrimination issues. 

I have represented employees at virtually all levels of litigation. I have argued federal employee cases in front of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the court just below the Supreme Court. I regularly represent employees on appeals before EEOC Administrative Judges and the Office of Federal Operations (the EEOC’s appeals arm). 

My work on behalf of federal employees has been featured in Fox News and the New York Times. I have settled claims for hundreds of thousands of dollars. I have been holding an employee’s hand when she won her discrimination jury trial. I have been there when it didn’t go well, as well. Obviously, past success is no guarantee for the future.

I know how hard it is for employees who have little or no help in bringing discrimination cases. The one piece of advice that I can give is to “trust experience.” Find someone who has been down this road before. You don’t have to do this alone. 

Federal Employee Free Phone Consultation

Find a time to talk about your case with a lawyer, not an intake coordinator. 

Here’s what you should know:

  • This is completely free, no cost, no obligation on your part (Lawyers can’t expect payment without an agreement)
  • You get helpful information about your federal EEO case 
  • This is the start of the process to find an attorney to represent you