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Federal employee appeals decision in pregnancy case to EEOC. Complainant a federal employee at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), filed an EEO complaint.

She alleged her federal employer subjected her to sex discrimination. Specifically, this federal employee alleged the agency refused to provide an adequate location to express breast milk. She further alleged that her federal employer, after initially providing her a small, cluttered room, refused to provide an appropriate location to express. She made arrangements to lactate elsewhere in the building and alleges that the agency did not do enough to accommodate her.  As a federal employee, she filed an EEO alleging sex discrimination with her federal employer. The Agency determined that she was not subjected to discrimination. On appeal, the EEOC affirmed the Agency’s decision finding no sex discrimination.

Sex discrimination is unlawful in federal service and is unlawful in most situations outside federal service.  Sex discrimination includes pregnant discrimination as well as sexual harassment. It is important to consult with an experienced employment attorney.

Heidi B. v. Dep’t of Health and Human Services.  https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/decisions/0120171750.pdf

As a long time federal employee Attorney, Kirk J. Angel has the experience necessary to represent federal employees.  In addition to over 20 years of private employment law practice, he worked as a Trial Attorney for the EEOC.  The has experience representing a range of employees in discrimination claims, including pregnancy discrimination. He also has vast experience handling EEO and EEOC claims for both federal and non-federal employees.  Mr. Angel’s office is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, but he represents all types of employees throughout the state and federal employees anywhere in the continental United States. For more information, please see our website. https://theangellawfirm.com/eeo