The government (i.e., local municipalities, state and federal agencies) employs people in numerous areas. Some of these areas include:
Some typical governmental discrimination cases involve:
In nearly all cases, you must first file your complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) before filing a lawsuit against your employer. The complaint must be filed by mail or in person within 180 days. This 180-day filing deadline is extended to 300 days if the charge also is covered by a state or local anti-discrimination law. Your EEOC complaint must include:
Federal employees or applicants for employment who believe they are victims of governmental discrimination should contact an EEOC Counselor at that federal agency within 45 days of the discriminatory action.
If you feel that the government has discriminated against you, speak to a civil rights lawyer. It may also be wise to consult with an employment lawyer to discuss your options if the discrimination occurred at a government job. Speaking with the proper attorney experienced in governmental discrimination cases will help educate you of your rights as well as preserve any legal remedies you may have.
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