Notification and Federal Employee Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation of 2002 Act
Do I Have any Kind of Extra Protection if I Am a Federal Employee and Want to Report My Employer for Violating the Law?
Yes. The "No FEAR" Act puts higher standards on Federal agencies to be more accountable for violations of anti-discrimination and whistleblower protection laws.
What Does the No FEAR Act Do?
The No FEAR Act establishes certain requirements that all Federal agencies must follow:
- Federal employers must give notification to all employees of their rights under current whistleblower and anti-discrimination laws
- Federal agencies must post statistical data on their public website that reports the number of equal employment opportunity complaints as well as break down those numbers into categories of whether the complaint dealt with race, sex, gender, disability, etc.
- Federal employers must make sure managers have proper training for the following categories: management of a diverse workforce, early and alternative conflict resolution, and essential communication skills
- Federal agencies must conduct investigations into trends of these employee complaints and whether there is a common cause for the complaints
- Federal employers must establish a process to adequately deal with complaints and improve the workplace environment
- Any federal employees who engage in discriminatory behavior should be promptly and fairly disciplined by the federal employer
What Should I Do If My Employer Violated the No FEAR Act?
If your employer has not followed the provisions of the No FEAR Act you may want to contact an employment law attorney. An experienced employment law lawyer can advise you of your rights and let you know if you may be entitled to any money damages in a lawsuit against your employer.
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Last Modified: 05-29-2012 03:59 PM PDT
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