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Federal law protections may cover federal contract workers. Complainant, a contract security officer at an FBI facility, brought an EEO complaint against the Department of Justice.

Complainant challenged a decision by the agency to remove him from his position checking contractors in and out of a DOJ building. His EEO complaint alleged sex and race/color discrimination.  The Agency dismissed the complaint asserting that his claim failed because he was a contractor and not an employee of the Agency.  Complainant appeal to the EEOC. On appeal, the EEOC reversed the Agency decision. In doing so, the EEOC found that the Agency had sufficient control over Complainant’s work to be considered a “joint employer” with his actual employer.

Bertram K. v. Dep’t of Justice  https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/decisions/2020_08_10/2020000974.pdf

Federal employee attorney Kirk J. Angel represents federal employees in EEO and MSPB matters. Contact us today if you are a federal employee who is having problems at work.  https://theangellawfirm.com/contact-us