A former employee for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Court’s told members of Congress that management within the judiciary often labels those who file complaints as “problem employees.”

Thursday’s testimony from Laura Minor, who left her position in 2013 as the equal employment opportunity officer, criticized the judiciary’s system of self-policing, in which investigations into misconduct complaints against judges and employees are overseen by other judges. Minor said she left her position feeling hopeless about the judiciary’s ability to handle workplace harassment and discrimination issues.