The No-FEAR Act
The Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 – or No-FEAR Act – is a piece of federal legislation designed to punish federal managers from illegally discriminating against their employees. It is meant mostly to enforce pre-existing laws against discrimination in federal jobs. The Act also contains findings about the prevalence of discrimination among federal employment and appropriate measures to correct it.
If you’ve been the victim of discriminatory employment practices, it’s your duty to stand up for your rights. To learn more, contact the Austin employment attorneys of The Melton Law Firm today by calling 512-330-0017.
The No-FEAR Act was originally drafted because of the experiences of Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, whose civil rights were violated because of her sex, race, and color. The Act contains findings about the number of civil rights violations in various government agencies, including:
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- The Department of Agriculture
- The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
- The Social Security Administration (SSA)
- The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
The No-FEAR Act’s solution to this widespread discrimination is to require the violating federal agency to pay awards from discrimination cases from its own budget. This way, the agencies are motivated to prevent discrimination from happening because it will directly affect their operating budget.
If you’ve been the victim of discrimination in the workplace, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation. To learn more, contact the Austin employment attorneys of The Melton Law Firm today by calling 512-330-0017.