Do You Need a Title 38 Lawyer?
Are you a Title 38 professional facing unjust discipline?
- Did you get suspended, demoted, or even fired because you stood up for high-quality government health care?
- Does your supervisor discriminate against you because of your race, gender, age, or disability?
- Is your medical career at risk because of an adverse action in your file?
Medical professionals who work at federal agencies such as the Veterans Health Administration or National Institute of Health (NIH) are usually appointed under Title 38 of the United States Code Section 7401(1). Title 38 employees’ rights differ significantly from other federal employees. Title 38 employees are subject to a different process for personnel actions, and generally cannot appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). Remedies are usually more streamlined and leave employers with more discretion in dealing with employees. By employing an attorney experienced in representing Title 38 employees, you can stop agency management from abusing this discretion and prevent or reverse unjust demotions, transfers, and terminations.