Lately our firm has been hearing from some federal employees concerning unfair treatment during performance reviews. This is the pattern that is emerging from our discussions:
The workplace has of many problems and challenges. Often management is the cause, other times, the issues are caused by other employees. They may have engaged in offensive behavior, some of which may be illegal. As difficult as it may be to endure, with sexual harassment or discriminatory conduct, the response is clear. While the facts of every case are different, cases of blatant harassment or discrimination generate a known response.
Last week a federal judge found in favor of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in a case against Baltimore County's pension plan. The county's pension plan was found to violate the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) because it was "inherently discriminatory."