Can a Federal Employee Lawyer Help to Save Your Career?
Are you a federal employee who has suffered discrimination because of your race, gender, age, or disability?
- Have you been punished because you're a whistleblower who dared to speak up about waste, fraud, or abuse?
- Do you face an unfair investigation, PIP, discipline, adverse action, or removal?
- Is your government career — or your retirement — in danger because of bias and retaliation?
A consultation with a good federal employment attorney is the first step toward fighting back.
Federal employees have powerful rights under many anti-discrimination laws. Government whistleblowers are protected from retaliation for reporting discrimination, and for reporting waste, fraud, and abuse. Thanks to these protections, civil servants who have been treated unfairly can get their careers back on track and refocus on the real mission: Public service.
Getting justice can be complicated, however. Federal employees must follow special procedures, with different deadlines and administrative requirements than private-sector workers. Claims must pass through certain channels, with decisions being rendered at various stages by the employee's agency or a body such as the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Government employees often try to navigate these multi-tiered systems by themselves — but it's a real challenge. Having a competent guide is a good idea, especially if your federal career is on the line.