When a complaint is filed with your agency’s EEO office, it’s possible that something very wrong has happened. Yet, how agency officials respond to that complaint could go a long way toward not only resolving the complaint, but ensuring that you don’t make matters even worse than they are.
Too often, a supervisor or agency official’s response to an EEO complaint leads to a claim of reprisal. And more often than anyone should expect, that reprisal claim survives, even when it’s found that the original complaint’s discrimination allegations had no merit. Reprisal claims make up the bulk of EEO complaints, and it could get worse in the months ahead. The deep politicization of COVID-19 and pandemic fatigue have seeped into the workplace, fueling an increase in COVID-related reprisal.
Attorney Bob Woods will explain the statutory basis for EEO reprisal, identify the pitfalls that lead to successful claims, and provide numerous examples from EEOC case law.
Attendees will learn how to:
- Identify the elements of a valid reprisal claim.
- Understand why supervisors retaliate, and how to get them to stop.
- Recognize per se reprisal claims.
Date and Time
Thursday, May 18, 2023, 1:00 – 2:00pm ET.
- Early Bird Tuition: $270 per site, per webinar (payment required by May 8)
- Standard Tuition: $295 per site, per webinar (payments made May 9 or later)
Teleworkers may be added to a main site registration for $60 per teleworker, on a space-available basis.
Cancellation and No-show Policy for Registered Participants: Cancellations made after the cancel date on the registration form will not be refunded or given credit toward future courses. Pre-paid training using the “Pay Now” option will not be refunded or given credit toward future courses. No-shows will not be refunded or given credit toward future courses.