This post concludes and recaps our series on handling cases which involve the wrongful termination of federal employees. We decided to write on this topic due to the fact that many workers make the mistake of thinking that there is nothing they can do after they have been terminated. The truth of the matter, however, is that U.S. workers have rights which can be protected. The goal of our last several articles has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their options and to assist them in making an informed decision when they select an attorney. If you have questions then contact our office today to speak with a federal employment law lawyer.
We have addressed several topics over our recent articles. Issues which we have analyzed include:
- What constitutes “wrongful termination” of a federal employee
- What to do after being wrongfully terminated
- Discrimination against federal employees
- Cases based on whistleblowing
There are multiple reasons for government workers to understand these issues. First, many do not realize that “wrongful termination” is an umbrella term which covers any firing which takes place in violation of the law. Second, you must begin the EEO process immediately after the firing. Waiting too long to begin the process can result in your not being able to bring a claim. Third, it is crucial to know when one has or has not been discriminated against on the basis of race just as it is to know whether one was actually fired for blowing the whistle.
One point that we cannot stress enough is that you must contact counsel as soon as possible. An attorney can help you to understand your rights, whether those rights were violated, what it is you should expect from the process, and they can assist you in developing a plan to move forward. Few things are as serious in life as one’s career. It is important to retain a representative that will protect your interests. Our lawyers assist federal workers who have been wrongfully fired. Contact our office today.