Documents Boost EEO Defense

Bill Bransford, partner at Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., authored the column Documents Boost EEO Defense in The Federal Times on February 21, 2010. The column is available here.

Excerpt: Any manager who has ever gone to the agency’s human resources office to get help with a problem employee has heard the question, “Where’s your documentation?”

Documentation is just as important for a manager who has been or who might be accused of discrimination in an equal employment opportunity case, but there’s a twist.

In the EEO arena, the manager is in a reactive mode. There are times and methods and uses of documenting in an EEO case that can significantly decrease the likelihood that a manager will be found guilty of discrimination.

Source: Federal Times