5th July, 2011
Ms. Diana Banks
Re: Complaint of Discrimination
Dear Ms. Ms. Diana Banks:
Please consider this letter as my complaint of discrimination against the Corps of Engineers. I tried to contact you through your office and in person but have received no response. My most recent visit to your office was on July 15th, 2011 and on that day I came to your office to file a complaint of discrimination and an Information Inquiry Summary. Since that date, I have received no response from your office. One month has passed and this is a Formal Complaint of Discrimination.
My complaint of discrimination includes the following:
I am a 30 year old Asian female and I began working for engineering department of ABC Company since 2008 as a Procurement Technician, GS-5. As of today, I am still in the same position. There are 10 Procurement Technicians with same series and title. Every one of them, including 5 Caucasian females, is a GS-8 except for me. We all have the exact same job title, and have at times performed similar work. Yet, I have remained as a GS-5.
On several occasions I noticed that management intentionally ignored my requests. I can mention some incidents such as I requested a desk audit but my request was not heard and at the same time a Caucasian worker allowed for the same work. She was promoted but I was not. I have requested Flexi-place/work at home on continuous basis but again I have been denied and a Caucasian co-worker was approved but it is not clear what, if any, work she does at home.
Management has intentionally done this in order to promote Caucasian employees. I feel that I am being discriminated based on my race and age by management because I have been treated differently than other Caucasian Procurement Technicians. I have also been treated differently than other employees in that I have received a lower rating than all of the other employees.
I have also been subjected to harassment and a hostile work environment by my supervisors including Mr. Harasser, Assistant Chief of Procurement. I didn’t receive any monetary awards. Dr. Hostile, Chief of Procurement, told me to go find a job somewhere else. His actions were discrimination based on my color and race.
In November 2010, Mr. Daniel interviewed me and cancelled my credit card which I had used for purchasing. No other employee had their credit card taken from them. He also asked me to work on supplies and repeatedly harassed me regarding status reports. No other employees are subjected to this behavior. I was then unfairly accused of not working fast enough.
In short, I am being subjected to disparate treatment and a hostile work environment based upon illegal factors such as my race.
Please be aware that I am being represented by counsel in the above referenced matter.
After reviewing the Complaint of Discrimination, please contact my attorney so the appropriate actions can be taken.
Snider & Associates, LLC
“Justice in the Workplace”