All federal employees, from service members to government agents, are subject to specific rules and regulations that don’t apply to most other individuals working in private or corporate jobs. They must take special precautions to prevent any violations of these guidelines. However, it is also important for federal employees to be aware of the laws designed to protect their rights and preserve their employment.
At The Griffin Law Firm, it's our mission to protect the rights and privileges of federal employees and to advocate on their behalf.
If you are a federal employee whose rights have been violated, call (888) 707-4282 or message us. Our federal employment attorneys in Norfolk will review your case and let you know how we can help you pursue justice.
Federal Employment Cases We Handle
We offer the following legal services to federal employees at levels:
- Counsel and representation in disciplinary proceedings
- Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases
- Civil rights cases
- Disability claims
- Labor disputes
- Wrongful termination,
- Counsel for other matters involving federal employment law
Our federal employment attorneys have a strong focus on the various legal issues regulated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Merit System Protection Board (MSPB).
Equal Employment Opportunity Claims
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulates all issues related to equal employment. Its primary tasks include maintaining equal access to employment opportunities, enforcing civil rights laws in federal workplaces, and investigating and mediating claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) claims are subject to complex and sometimes lengthy review and investigation processes. After the investigation, you can either permit the EEOC to make a decision based on their findings or submit a written request for an EEOC hearing before an Administrative Judge. If you disagree with the decision made by the EEOC, you can file an appeal through the EEOC or challenge it in federal court.
The Merit System Protection Board and the Office of Special Counsel
It’s the responsibility of the Merit System Protection Board to ensure lawful and fair treatment in federal workplaces and to prevent abusive and partisan practices that could otherwise lead to an ineffective federal workforce. They’re best known for processing and hearing claims of workplace misconduct and wrongful punishment, as well as for reviewing certain Office of Personnel Management (OPM) actions. Examples of wrongful punishment are unfair demotions, furloughs, terminations, or other disciplinary actions that are unlawfully motivated, issued without having gone through the proper procedures, or that don’t correspond to the employee’s alleged wrongdoing. They also handle appeals filed under the Whistleblower Protection Act.
Contact Our Federal Employment Attorneys Today
Although you aren’t required to obtain an attorney to pursue EEO claims or MSPB cases, a good federal employment lawyer will be familiar with the procedures that regulate these processes and can help you navigate them. Our attorneys at The Griffin Law Firm can help you file claims and appeals, advise you during investigations, provide legal counsel during hearings, and represent you in a federal lawsuit.
Call us today at (888) 707-4282 for a free phone consultation with our Norfolk federal employment attorneys, or send us a message with the details of your case. We serve federal employees members across the U.S.
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