EEO Results for Federal Employees
Atlanta law office settlements and wins for federal employees
Bev Bates has more than 50 years experience in state and federal courts. He has successfully represented federal employees in EEO claims against federal Agencies, most of his clients obtaining reasonable accommodations for disabilities affecting their work or settlements for discrimination in violation of the Civil Rights Act. Some of the cases against the Agency involve representation in hearings before an Administrative Judge of the EEOC. The hearing is often preceded by an Agency motion to dismiss or for summary judgment which must be successfully defended to avoid a loss without a hearing before the EEOC. If no hearing is elected before the EEOC and there is an adverse decision by the Agency, he can represent the federal employee before the EEOC appeals office known as the Office of Federal Operations. There is also an opportunity for the federal employee to appeal adverse EEO decisions to the U.S. District Court.
Seeking just relief for Clients
Clients whose case is not settled but is heard by the EEOC and is determined to warrant relief after a hearing are entitled to be “made whole” by the Administrative Judge. This may include damages for lost benefits such as back pay, past and future medical bills,, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and possible recovery of attorney fees to the extent paid by the Client or to the extent earned by the Client’s attorney, and to the extent attorney fees are approved by the Administrative Judge when the Client prevails on the issues presented.
Personalized legal guidance
Clients’ interests are our priority. Clients are not delegated to a non-attorney, paralegal or associate for assistance. We provide personalized legal guidance at every step of your case, updating you on progress and recovery options available but do not provide tax advice related to a recovery. Bev Bates remains responsible for the conduct of the case throughout the representation. However, the Client has the right to agree, reject, or counteroffer to any settlement offer of the Agency. Your informal EEO claim must be filed with the Agency within statutory deadlines, and if not resolved a formal claim must be filed with the Agency within a tight deadline. Other deadlines follow as the case moves forward to a decision.
Call Bev Bates today for a free initial telephone consultation at 404-262-6272.