Federal Employees

If you are a federal employee who suffered from discrimination, retaliation, harassment, or wrongful termination, you have the additional option of going before an administrative judge at the EEOC or Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).  When you go before either the EEOC or MSPB, your case will be evaluated based upon their case law and their regulations in addition to the decisions of the United States Federal District Courts and Supreme Court.  Sometimes the EEOC and MSPB will actually ignore Supreme Court decisions and apply their own interpretations of the law.  These distinctions create a number of critical differences between what is protected under administrative law and what is protected under federal law.

If you are a federal employee, you need an attorney experienced with federal employment claims and not simply private employee claims.  The differences between the two could make the difference between winning and losing your case.  For example, private employees in some states can only win a retaliation claim if they had a major personnel action taken against them, such as a termination or suspension.  This is not true for federal employees.  Even an experienced private employment attorney in your area may not know this and other differences if he or she is not well-versed on federal employment law.  Mr. Smith has nearly 10 years of experience in federal employment law and can give you his take on whether federal court or administrative court is your best bet.  If you are a federal employee with a potential claim, I would strongly encourage you to contact us today.