Employment Litigation Section

Employment Litigation Section

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The Employment Litigation Section enforces against state and local government employers the provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and other federal laws prohibiting employment practices that discriminate on grounds of race, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), religion, and national origin. The Section also enforces against state and local government employers and private employers the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994, which prohibits employers from discriminating or retaliating against an employee or applicant for employment because of such person's past, current or future military obligation.

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U.S. v. Michigan and MDOC Settlement

On February 18, 2021, the parties filed a proposed settlement agreement with the court, which, if approved, will settle this case.  Visit the settlement webpage for more information about the proposed settlement, including how to object to the terms of the settlement agreement and how to file an Interest-in-Relief Form to request a share of the money and/or consideration for priority transfer.

Department of Justice to Resume the Issuance of Right-To-Sue Notices for Title VII, ADA, and GINA Referrals in August 2020

Department of Justice Temporarily Halts the Issuance of Right-to-Sue Notices Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic

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

Karen D. Woodard


Employment Litigation Section
(202) 514-3831
TTY - 202-514-6780
FAX - (202) 514-1005
FAX 2 -(202) 514-1105

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