Your Employee Rights and How to Report Wrongful Conduct

Sexual harassment, discriminatory harassment, abusive behavior, and discrimination are prohibited in every Judiciary workplace. Harassment is unwelcome conduct that is so severe or pervasive that a reasonable person would find it intimidating, hostile, or abusive and that unreasonably interferes with an employee’s work. Abusive conduct is a pattern of egregious and hostile conduct that unreasonably interferes with work.


Judiciary employees are encouraged to report wrongful conduct to whomever they are most comfortable reporting to--a supervisor, unit executive, EDR coordinator, judge or human resources representative.  In addition, employees may also report workplace harassment or abusive behavior to our EDR coordinator, Sarah Bruce, at Additional questions may be directed to the Judicial Integrity Officer for the Fourth Circuit, Michael Henry, by calling 202-502-1603.

·  Current EDR Plan (revised 01-02-2021)

·  Judicial Conduct and Disability Act of 1980, 28 U.S.C. §§ 351-364

·  Rules for Judicial-Conduct and Judicial-Disability Proceedings

·  FAQs: Filing a Complaint of Judicial Misconduct or Judicial Disability Against a Federal Judge

·  Judicial Complaint Form

·  Judicial Conduct & Disability Act Resources

·  Code of Conduct & Ethics Regulations