Federal Employment Lawyers
With over 100 years of combined experience, the attorneys at The Federal Practice Group are committed to standing up for federal employees who have been wronged. The rights of federal employees differs from the rights of private sector employees, and it takes an attorney with experience dealing with federal agencies and the administrative processes available to federal employees to represent and defend federal employee clients successfully. The firm is focused on maintaining a strong client-attorney relationship and will always treat each client with the respect he or she deserves. At The Federal Practice Group, the federal employment law teams provides the experienced and quality counsel necessary to resolve a variety of complex issues facing federal employees.
While The Federal Practice Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C., the federal employment law team represents federal employees nationwide and overseas in matters pending before various federal agencies, as well pending in various federal employee administrative forums, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and the Office of Special Counsel(OSC).
The firm represents federal employees in all types of federal employment law matters, including EEO complaints, MSPB appeals, whistleblower retaliation complaints, responding to adverse action or discipline proposals, requests for reasonable accommodations, wage and hour issues, as well as matters involving federal labor law. The firm handles employment law issues for federal employees employed by all federal agencies in every branch of government, including, but not limited to, DHS, CBP, TSA, ICE, DOJ, FBI, FLETC, PFPA, DOD, State Department, Department of Army, Department of Navy, Department of Transportation, FAA, CIA, DIA, NSA, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Federal Law Enforcement officers employed by any agency.
Federal Employment Law Issues
As a federal employee, you probably know that while federal employment law is similar to standard employment law, there are several variations in the rights you have as a federal employee to protect your job. Whatever issue you are facing, whether discipline or discrimination, it is key to have an attorney on your side who understands employment law as it relates to federal employees and knows how to navigate through the administrative processes available to federal employees.
Whether your legal issue involves discrimination, harassment or a hostile work environment, an EEO complaint, proposed or effected disciplinary or adverse actions, whistleblower retaliation, a security clearance, or an MSPB appeal, the firm can provide the exceptional legal counsel you will need to address the problem professionally. With extensive experience in litigating before the EEOC, MSPB, and OSC, the firm is committed to protecting the rights of federal employees who need assistance in resolving any type of federal employment law matters. The depth of knowledge of the legal team with regard to this complex area of law is of great benefit to those who have legal matters that they need to defend against, litigate or resolve.
EEO Complaints & EEOC Hearings
The Federal Practice Group represents federal employees at all stages of the EEO process, from the informal complaint stage, which can involve EEO Counseling or Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), to the formal complaint stage, including the agency investigation of your formal complaint, and finally, at the hearing process before the EEOC. The federal employment law team is well versed in the substantive laws protecting federal employees from discrimination, including Title VII (which prohibits federal agencies from discriminating against federal employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and retaliation/reprisal for participation in protected activity); the Rehabilitation Act (which prohibits federal agencies from discriminating against federal employees on the basis of disability); the Equal Pay Act (which requires federal agencies to pay male and female federal employees the same for the same work); and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) (which prohibits federal agencies from discriminating against federal employees on the basis of age).
The Federal Practice Group represents federal employees before the MSPB in all matters over which the MSPB has jurisdiction, including adverse action (e.g., removals, demotions, suspensions of more than 14 days) appeals, whistleblower retaliation appeals, USERRA and VEOA appeals, and retirement matters. The MSPB is known for its very efficient appeal processing, so having an attorney who understands your due process rights and is familiar with the MSPB appeal process is crucial to your ability to successfully challenge your federal agency.
OSC Complaints and Whistleblower Retaliation
The Federal Practice Group stands behind federal employees who are facing retaliation because they “blew the whistle” on fraud, waste, or abuse by a federal agency. The federal employment law team can represent you in filing a prohibited personnel practice claim with OSC if you have faced such retaliation for being a whistleblower, and can also assist federal employees who are looking for a safe place to make a protected disclosure of violations of a law, rule or regulation; gross mismanagement; a gross waste of funds; an abuse of authority; and a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety.
How the Firm Could Help You
The federal employment law team at The Federal Practice Group works together to find and implement the best possible resolution for our federal employee clients. The firm relies on the specific expertise of each attorney, and can provide you with exceptionally knowledgeable legal counsel to address your specific legal issue. Unlike other firms, The Federal Practice Group specializes specifically in representating federal employees of federal agencies. There is no substitute for actual experience when facing a legal issue involving the federal government. The outcome of the legal issue will largely be determined by the quality and experience of your legal representation, and the firm provides the high quality, exceptional depth of knowledge that will serve you best in all types of federal employment law matters.
Choosing the right attorney can change the outcome of your case. It can be the difference between receiving justice and having your rights trampled upon. If you were harassed, discriminated against, or not given the benefits you legally were entitled to, it is in your best interests to seek counsel from a qualified attorney. To discuss your case in full or to learn more about the firm, you should not waste any time in contacting their team. Learn more about how they could help you by contacting them today.