The initial Complaint was filed against my Federal employer. The case was dismissed without any remediation so, at the advice of HR staff within the Agency, I filed an appeal with the EEOC. The Commission dismissed the appeal, however, they posted the case with my name in it to the Internet. I only found this out after "googling" my name - this case came up at the top of my query. I understood that this complaint should have been left anonymous? Does this violate my Privacy Rights as a Federal employee or US Citizen? I am concerned that future employers, etc., can see this information. Kind Regards.
Employment / Labor Attorney
Once you took the matter to the EEOC, it became a public proceeding. The EEOC has issued Privacy Act regulations that exempt certain records. It appears that the record involving your appeal would fall within the exemption.
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