Addressing Discrimination in the Federal Workplace
Synopsis: Live Panel – Zoom
July 27, 2021
12:00 PM EST
Zoom Link (click on the title of the panel below to go to the live panel):
Members of the Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C), a civil rights group formed to address race discrimination and retaliation in the federal government, will present workshop participants with an engaging overview of the Elijah Cummings Federal Employee Anti-discrimination Act of 2020. The panelists will discuss the origin of the law as well as the provisions of the law that passed on January 1, 2021. Expressly, panelists will address how the Elijah Cummings Federal Employee Anti-discrimination Act of 2020 amends the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002, and will discuss the critical actions the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission needs to take to enforce effectively antidiscrimination laws.
Joyce Megginson (Moderator)
Tanya Ward Jordan
Joyce E. Megginson serves as Public Relations Officer for the Coalition for Change (C4C), Inc. She has over 30 years of public service with the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she served as a class agent in a race-based discrimination class action that spanned over 20 years. Ultimately, a lawsuit she filed against Commerce went to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit where it set legal precedent. The appeals court ruled the six year statute (28 U.S. Code § 2401) does not
apply to Title VII civil actions brought by federal employees. Civil rights whistleblowers and advocates hail the decision as a major victory for federal employees filing Title VII employment discrimination claims. No. 12-5370 (D.C. Cir. 2015) Joyce has testified before Congress and received Congressional recognition for her dedication to the passage of the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002.
Tanya Ward Jordan is President/Founder of The Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C), a civil rights organization challenging racism and reprisal in the federal workplace. Congressman Jim Sensen brenner presented Tanya an award for her input into the Notification and Federal Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002. The late Representative Elijah Cummings recognized Tanya for her invaluable input on the law now known as the Elijah Cummings Federal Employee Anti-discrimination Act of 2020.
She is the author of 17 Steps: A Federal Employee’s Guide For Tackling Workplace Discrimination.
Paulette Taylor is a whistleblower, President and Co-founder of a non-profit organization, “Black Females for Justice II, Inc. at the Social Security Administration.” She served as a class agent in the EEOC certified race-based class complaint representing over 5,000 Black females. Ms. Taylor has testified at EEO and Arbitration Hearings, served as a panelist at the Whistleblower, Federally Employed Women (FEW) Summits and a speaker at many events discussing discrimination, retaliation and bullying in the federal government. Paulette received Congressional acclaim from the late Congressman Elijah Cummings for her invaluable work on the law now known as the Elijah Cummings Federal Employee Anti-discrimination Act of 2020.