About this blog

The posts on this blog are the personal reflections of Ernie Haffner, a self-described "EEO nerd." Ernie has worked at the EEOC for over 20 years and is currently a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel, which drafts EEOC policy documents. Before working at the EEOC, Ernie was a law clerk at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and a law clerk at the Personnel Appeals Board of the Government Accountability Office, which adjudicates a wide range of disputes raised by GAO employees. Ernie graduated magna cum laude from Washington College of Law at American University, where he was an editor on the Law Review.

Outside his official responsibilities, Ernie authored Chapter 8, "Harassment Because of Gender," in the BNA treatise Workplace Harassment Law, edited by Barbara Lindemann and David Kadue. This chapter is a comprehensive examination of how to evaluate whether harassment was directed at an employee because of his or her sex.

Ernie lives in Washington, D.C., with his husband, David, and with two cats, Dena and Darin.

The views expressed on this blog are not intended as EEO advice or as legal advice.

The views expressed on this blog are Ernie's and do not necessarily reflect the view of the EEOC or the U.S. government.