Do you work for the
EEOC? Have you experienced reverse discrimination at the agency? Tell your
story to a national news publication! Click EEOC
Interview for further details. (Posted 09/27/99).
|A Note about
Supporters of reverse discrimination* (preferential treatment, or racial preferences) like
to talk about the fact that non-minorities file very few complaints with EEOC. They
like to imply that "everything must be OK with the non-minorities because they don't
file complaints with EEOC."
Research suggests otherwise: Almost 20% (about 1
out of 5) discrimination complaints with the EEOC are filed by non-minority federal
workers! Non-minorities do have a great many
actionable complaints, but EEOC will never hear about them unless the non-minorities
file complaints! By all means, file a complaint if you feel you have grounds!
According to the Federal Times (11/24/97), at the end of fiscal 1996, white federal
employees had filed 11,295 complaints with the EEOC, while blacks had filed 9,339
See also EEOC Racial Testers do NOT Have Legal Standing
See also New EEOC Director Ida L. Castro
Straight from the EEOC's Mouth:
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects individuals against employment discrimination
on the basis of race and color as well as national origin, sex, or
religion." (Even if you happen to be a non-minority!)
" It is unlawful to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment
because of his/her race or color in regard to hiring, termination, promotion,
compensation, job training, or any other term, condition, or privilege of
"Requesting pre-employment information which discloses or tends to disclose an
applicant's race suggests that race will be unlawfully used as a basis for hiring."
It doesn't do you or your fellow victims any good to just grumble to
your friends and co-workers about discrimination you experience on the job! Not only
for your sake but for the sake of others in your situation, file a complaint if you
believe you have grounds. Even if you don't obtain a decision in your favor, you
will have helped pave the way for the next person and the next person after that who needs
to file a complaint.
If you believe you have been discriminated against by
an employer, labor union or employment agency when applying for a job or while on the job
because of your race, color, sex, religion, national origin,
age, or disability, or believe that you have been discriminated against because
you oppose an unconstitutional practice (such as reverse discrimination*), you may file a
charge of discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Charges may be filed in person, by mail or by
telephone by contacting the nearest EEOC office. If there is not an EEOC office in
the immediate area, call toll free 800-669-4000 or 800-669-6820 (TDD) for more
information. To avoid delay, call or write beforehand if you need special
assistance, such as an interpreter, to file a charge.
Do you work for the EEOC? Have you
experienced reverse discrimination? Do non-minorities at EEOC receive unfair
treatment? Click EEOC Interview for
info on telling your story to the national press.