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Employment Discrimination

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal laws against discrimination.

Seattle Office of Civil Rights (SOCR). Applying both federal and local laws, the SOCR addresses illegal discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and contracting within the Seattle city limits.

Washington State Human Rights Commission (WSHRC). WSHRC enforces the Law Against Discrimination (RCW 49.60). The Commission works to prevent and eliminate discrimination by investigating civil rights complaints and providing education and training opportunities throughout the state.

Whistleblower Claims

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): Workers Page, OSHA is authorized to investigate whistleblower complaints under eleven different statutes prohibiting retaliation against employees who report violations of these laws to proper authorities.

Department of Labor Whistleblower Library. The USDOL Office of Administrative Law Judges conducts formal hearings under a variety of whistleblower laws. This site provides copies of the statues and the associated case law.

Department of Energy Office of Hearings & Appeals (OHA), OHA is responsible for conducting hearings and issuing decisions involving personnel security clearance cases, and contractor employee whistleblower cases. OHA has jurisdiction for deciding Freedom of Information and Privacy Act appeals, a well as other appeals involving administrative determinations reached by Department officials under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Energy.

Government Accountability Project (GAP), GAP is a non-profit public interest group that promotes government and corporate accountability by advancing occupational free speech and defending whistleblowers.

Federal Employees

Merit Systems Protection Board. The MSPB provides for independent adjudication of appeals of personnel actions for over 2 million Federal employees.

Office of Special Counsel. OSC receives, investigates, and prosecutes allegations of retaliation, with an emphasis on protecting federal government whistleblowers.

Wage & Hour Issues

Washington State Labor & Industries. Labor & Industries investigates wage and hour complaints, workers compensation claims, and other workplace issues.