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HelloThis is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.If you can prove that the demotion was related to discrimination such as your age, religion, race, gender, a disability or your national origin, then yes. I suggest you would want to consider the EEOC complaint.The EEOC is only going to deal with discrimination matters.
Thank you.And so if they have not followed policy on how demotions are handled such as allowing a grievance to be filed and heard, then I suggest you are correct and there would be discrimination because the policy must equally be applied to all employees. And yes, you should consider the EEOC
As a federal employee, the first step is to contact an EEO Counselor at the agency where you work or where you applied for a job. Generally, you must contact the EEO Counselor within 45 days from the day the discrimination occurred.
In most cases the EEO Counselor will give you the choice of participating either in EEO counseling or in an alternative dispute resolution, such as a mediation program.
If you do not settle the dispute during counseling or through ADR, you can file a formal discrimination complaint against the agency with the agency's EEO Office. You must file within 15 days from the day you receive notice from your EEO Counselor about how to file.