On June 6, 2017, a federal employee of the Department of Defense alleged that his removal from an active military position was discriminatory. His case was dismissed. The EEOC’s regulations do not apply to uniformed members of the military. The courts have held that military personnel, unlike civilian employees, are not covered under the EEOC’s jurisdiction. Alvaro M. v. Dep’t of Def., EEOC Appeal No. 0120162658 (Jan. 18, 2017), request for reconsideration denied — EEOC Request No. 0520170216 (June 6, 2017).
Although Attorney Kirk Angel did not represent the employee in this proceeding, Attorney Angel does represent federal employees including civilian employees of the Department of Defense.