Federal employee class action alleging race and sex discrimination fails. The complainant,on behalf of herself and other federal employees, brought a class complaint against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Complainant, a federal employee, alleged the agency discriminated against her and others on the basis of race and sex. Specifically, Complainant alleged that the agency discriminated against women and minorities. The federal employee class action also alleged that the federal agency showed preference toward white, male employees. Complainant filed her action as the putative class representative (class agent). The EEOC dismissed the complaint finding the allegations made against the Agency on behalf of the class were too broad and non-specific. The EEOC also found that the Complainant was not representative of the class of federal employees for the class action.
This case is a good reminder that a class action claim for federal employees is possible. The EEOC regulations specifically allow for it. However, the EEOC regulations have specific requirements to determine if a federal employee is appropriate as a representative. If not, then that federal employee cannot represent the class of federal employees in the action. However, the federal employee can maintain her individual discrimination claims the federal employer. Moreover, other federal employees can assert their individual rights to be free of workplace discrimination and harassment.
Eura B. v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/decisions/0120161851.txt
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