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Protecting the Rights of Federal Workers

If you have experienced discrimination or harassment in your federal sector job, The Devadoss Law Firm, P.L.L.C., can protect your rights and pursue your remedies under the law. We are a national law firm that handles federal sector employment issues exclusively. We are one of the few law firms in the nation with this unique focus.

We represent federal employees across the state of Florida, including those who work for federal agencies in Miami-Dade, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee and Orlando. Our firm also represents federal employees in other states in EEOC cases. To arrange a free consultation, call us today at or toll-free at or send us an e-mail.

How Do You File an EEOC Complaint in Florida?

All employees in Florida, including federal employees, are protected from discrimination, harassment and workplace retaliation. As a worker, if you have faced any of these things, you can make a complaint.

The governing body that handles complaints of this nature is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). When filing a complaint as a federal worker, there are specific steps that you need to take. At NAPNAME, we have a team of employment attorneys ready to assist with your case.

Steps to Take When Filing an EEOC Complaint

There are several ways to initiate an EEOC complaint which all involve contacting the organization directly. You can do this via mail, email, phone call or by heading into your local EEOC office. It’s often advisable to initiate the claim in writing so that you have a written record.

Once you file your complaint, the EEOC will review your case. This can take anywhere between a few weeks and several months, depending on the complexity of your complaint. Upon review, the EEOC will generally invite both parties to engage in mediation. This involves both parties coming together and negotiating to see if a viable solution can be reached.

Mediation is supervised by an independent third party allocated by the EEOC. This process is voluntary. You do not have to engage if you are not comfortable. You also have the right to legal representation at each stage of the process. Our employment attorneys are well acquainted with mediation, and they can help you obtain a fair settlement.

If mediation is not possible, then you can litigate. To be successful, you’ll need to show that your employer acted unlawfully. For instance, if your complaint is based on discrimination, then you will need to show that you were discriminated against on the grounds of:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Religion
  • Disability
  • Any other protected characteristic

Navigating employment issues on your own can feel daunting. At NAPNAME, we take the rights of federal employees very seriously.

EEOC Claims for Discrimination or Harassment

As a federal employee, you are protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent legislation, including the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Equal Pay Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and other state and federal laws. Contact us regarding employment discrimination on the basis of:

  • Your age (40 or greater)
  • Physical or mental impairment
  • Race or color
  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Pregnancy
  • Gender
  • Taking a leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act

We also handle cases of sexual harassment and reverse discrimination.

If your employer fires you or retaliates against you for filing an EEOC or harassment claim, whistleblowing on illegal activities, or otherwise exercising your rights, our EEOC lawyers can help you seek remedies.

Read more about our Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) practice.

Learn more about trial lawyer Bobby Devadoss, who practices exclusively in federal sector employment and labor law.

Florida EEOC Attorneys Serving Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa Bay and Orlando

Contact us to discuss your case with an experienced EEOC attorney. We offer free initial consultations, and our fee structures are designed to meet your needs. Our main office is in Dallas, and we serve clients nationwide. You will not be required to travel.