If you’re in HR for the federal government, here’s some good news: Federal employees filed 16,723 complaints of job discrimination with the EEOC in the past fiscal year, down from more than 18,000 the previous year. For several prior years, complaints topped 20,000. Overall discrimination complaints from U.S. workers (including the private sector) held steady last year at about 75,000 claims. For a breakdown by type of discrimination charge, go to www.eeoc.gov/stats/charges.html.
- How to Fire an Employee the Legal Way: 6 Termination Guidelines
- Document discipline investigation steps to show sincerity, lack of discrimination
- Transfer worker who needs a fresh start; it's not retaliation if pay, benefits are equal
- Don't use attendance policy to avoid accommodations
- Audit disciplinary records to ensure protected employees aren't being unfairly punished