Washington DC Federal Employment Law Firm
Legal Counsel for Federal Employees in the USA and Internationally
Federal employees face different challenges than those who are employed in the private sector. At Solomon Law Firm, PLLC, our legal team is focused solely upon employment law issues. Our legal team represents employees that work for the federal government in any agency, either in the U.S. or abroad. We can assist you to take legal action to protect your rights and interests in any legal action involving disciplinary action before the MSPB (Merit Systems Protection Board), the EOCC, as well as any matter involving whistleblower retaliation or retirement. Our Washington DC federal employment lawyers have represented federal employees both in the U.S. and throughout the countries in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
If you are facing trouble due to an adverse action, it is important that you have legal representation that will protect your rights. These actions can include suspension from work, termination, demotion, or other type of adverse action.
You are protected from any discriminatory actions based upon your age, under federal law. If you believe you were not promoted, were terminated, or suffered other forms of discrimination due to your age, legal action can be taken to assist you.
Disability discrimination can take many forms, and could involve issues in hiring, firing due to a disability or pregnancy or wrongful termination, training, level of pay, assignment of tasks and other issues. If you are the victim of a violation of the ADA or federal employment law, it is possible to file a claim to pursue compensation.
Discontinued Service Retirement
If you were eligible for a retirement annuity after 20 years of service, and are at least 50 years of age, you are eligible to have retirement funds. There are cases in which an employee has been unfairly terminated from service.
Are you the target of an employee investigation can could affect your career? It is vital that you have legal representation to protect your rights if you are facing this situation. Claims of misconduct, discrimination, harassment, violations of federal law, or other issues can lead to a federal agency investigation.
Federal Disability Retirement
If you are intending to file a claim for disability and work for any federal agency, your case will be reviewed by the Office of Personal Management (OPM), which has strict requirements under which a claim will be approved.
Federal Employment Discrimination
You are protected by federal law against discrimination for age, race, gender, disability, religion and other personal issues. If you have been the victim of any form of employment discrimination, legal action can be taken to pursue compensation and justice.
Merit Systems Protection Board
The MSPB or Merit Systems Protection Board is a federal agency that is designed to safeguard the Merit Systems Principles that were established when the Civil Service Reform Act was passed in 1978. It is important that you have legal representation to assist you if your rights under this Act have been violated.
Prohibited Personnel Practices
PPP, or Prohibited Personnel Practices are those practices that are illegal under federal law. These include all types of discrimination, nepotism, whistleblowing retaliation and retaliation against a federal employee who has filed a complaint or appeal, and other actions.
If you believe that you are a victim of retaliatory actions after filing a complaint, an appeal, a claim or due to whistleblowing, you are protected under federal law. Legal action can be taken to resolve this violation, and you could recover compensation for any damages you have experienced.
If you have been exposed to any form of sexual harassment, whether "jokes", comments, unwanted touching, sexual demands, or other form of sexual discrimination or harassment, it is imperative that you take action against the agency or individual involved, whether a co-worker, manager or other person.
Termination and Removal Action
When a removal action or termination action has been taken against you, you have the right to file a challenge. Whether the removal or termination action has already taken place, or is in process, protecting your rights is extremely important.
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, or USERRA, a federal law, protects the employment rights of those that have served in the Armed Forces as well as the National Guard, and the commissioned corps of the Public Health Services.
Whistleblower Protection Act
When a federal employee reports an illegal action, and later faces retaliation from the agency or from any individual in the agency, they are protected under the Whistleblower Protection Act. Under the WPA, if you faced any type of retaliation and this is fully established, you will be return to your prior position, get your back pay as well as compensatory damages and the costs involved in litigating the case.
At Solomon Law Firm, PLLC , our legal team is committed to serving federal employees with the highest level of legal representation in all employment law matters. Our firm is solely focused on federal employment law, and is available to discuss your problem immediately.