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Press Release 09-27-2022

EEOC Sues R3 Government Solutions for Race Discrimination and Retaliation

Federal Contractor Fired Recruiter Because of Her Race and Retaliation, Federal Agency Charged

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – R3 Government Solutions, LLC, a federal contractor that recruits and hires workers for federal jobs, violated federal law when it retaliated against a Black female recruiter and discriminated against her because of race, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it announced today.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, R3 retaliated against the recruiter after she opposed R3’s recruiting and hiring practices, which restricted employment opportunities based on age, race, national origin, and other protected bases. The EEOC alleged that after the recruiter opposed R3’s recruiting and hiring practices, R3 fired her.

Such alleged conduct violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits retaliation and race discrimination, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, which prohibits retaliation against employees who oppose age discrimination. The EEOC filed suit (EEOC v. R3 Government Solutions, LLC, Case No. 1:22-cv-01095) in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its administrative conciliation process. The EEOC seeks permanent injunctive relief prohibiting R3 from retaliating against employees and discriminating against employees because of their race in the future, lost wages, compensatory and punitive damages, and other relief.

“Employers that make employment decisions based on race must be held accountable,” said Philadelphia District Office Regional Attorney Debra Lawrence. “The EEOC is committed to preventing and remedying race discrimination in the workplace.”

Mindy E. Weinstein, director of the EEOC’s Washington Field Office, said, “Retaliation against employees who oppose discrimination they observe in the workplace cannot be tolerated. The EEOC is committed to seeking relief for workers who speak up against their employer’s discriminatory conduct.”

The lawsuit was filed by the EEOC’s Philadelphia District Office, which has jurisdiction over Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, and parts of New Jersey and Ohio. Attorneys in the Philadelphia District Office also prosecute discrimination cases in Washington, D.C. and parts of Virginia.

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