Q: recently filed a EEO against my supervisor for harassment in the workplace.
My supervisor is retaliating towards by putting me in areas with larger work volumes and recently changed my shift to a conflicting shift. Shes also tampering with my hours, so i wont recieve my correct pay. I feel forced to quit. What can i do?
A: You should report all this to the EEOC to ensure it is included in the charge. It would probably be a good idea to contact a local employment attorney for assistance in handling the EEOC process.
Retaliation for filing an EEO is unlawful and you may have a legal claim. I represent many employees in Tennessee and speak from experience when I tell you it is extremely important that you do not quit if you wish to pursue a legal claim against your employer.
Also, I notice that you specifically referenced filing an EEO. I generally see that type of reference when the employee works for the federal government. If you do work for the federal government, please keep in mind that you cannot go directly to the EEOC as a private, non-governmental employee can. You must file an internal EEO and pursue that through your agency. That would include a new EEO on the retaliation. The time for filing those internal EEOs is very short so keep up with the agency filing deadlines if you are a federal employee.
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