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Employment Litigation Section

Our Mission

The Employment Litigation Section (ELS) protects the right of job applicants and employees by fighting unlawful discrimination in the workplace. 

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Karen D. Woodard

Tel: (202) 514-3831
TTY: (202) 514-6780
FAX: (202) 514-1005
FAX 2: (202) 514-1105

Featured Items

United States and Mobile County Sheriff Settle Harassment Lawsuit

The United States and Mobile County Sheriff filed a settlement agreement with the Court on April 21, 2023. If the Court approves that settlement, it will resolve this systemic sexual harassment case.

DOJ and Partner Agencies Issue Guidance on Employment Protections for Servicemembers and Veterans

Protecting the Rights of Servicemembers

DOJ is proud to support our nation's servicemembers who serve in the uniformed services. provides useful information regarding how the Department of Justice and other federal agencies assist our servicemembers with protecting their rights under the law.

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