Q: Why do I need liability protection for EEO complaints filed against me as the Responsible Management Official? I thought my agency’s attorneys defend the EEO complaint and me?
While it is true that the agency's attorneys are responsible for defending an EEO complaint and working with you to further the agency's defense of the EEO complaint, the agency's attorney represents the agency’s interests -- not yours. This means that the agency is the client and the attorney's duty of loyalty is to the agency only. Unfortunately, this could lead to a situation in which the agency's attorney is advancing an interest that is adverse to you.
In any type of complaint, investigation, or allegation, you need someone looking out for your interests. FEDS Protection provides you with your own personal attorney to defend you during the EEO investigation, and in the unfortunate event that there is a disciplinary action taken against you as a result of the EEO matter. FEDS also provides legal defense and indemnity protection in civil lawsuits arising from your federal position, including alleged discriminatory behavior.
Coverage for EEO and other employment practice matters is included in all FEDS Protection policies at no additional cost.
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