On February 8, 2017, the EEOC found that the Agency had discriminated against a federal employee that worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs. A manager had reported the employee to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for allegedly having a patient’s medical record in her possession, and the Agency’s action in regard to that report led the employee to lose her nursing license. The Agency attempted, in order to dismiss the employee’s claim, to say that the claim was attacking the State Board of Nursing’s process, but the EEOC determined that that the complaint was actually alleging harassment by Agency personnel and the manager. In the end, the employee’s complaint was deemed applicable for race discrimination and retaliation. Margot Y. v. Dep’t of Veterans Affairs, EEOC Appeal No. 0120170617 (Feb. 8, 2017).
Our firm did not represent the above federal employee. However, our firm handles cases for federal employees, including employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs. We also can help employees who are facing issues with the State Board of Nursing.