Federal agencies have numerous rules they must follow when making personnel decisions. Such agencies are allowed to require that one’s job be done effectively, honestly, and courteously. However, if there is a question about an employee’s performance, then the agency must ensure that the employee is not treated unfairly or arbitrarily. All federal employees have a number of options they may turn to if they believe they have been the subject of unfair disciplinary action. However, it can be confusing as to what avenue is the correct course of action. Our federal employment attorneys are available to help U.S. Government employees appeal disciplinary actions. If you have been suspended, demoted, or terminated from your federal job, and you wish to challenge this decision, then do not attempt to navigate the system alone. Contact our lawyers today to schedule an initial consultation.
Lawyers representing federal workers in appeals to the Merit Systems Protection Board and with agency grievance procedures
There are two reasons why an employee could be dismissed or be the subject of disciplinary action. The first is if the employee is accused of some type of misconduct. Examples of this include stealing on the job, insubordination, using offensive language, breaking a law outside of work, or being excessively tardy. The second is that the employee’s job performance is deemed insufficient. There are systems in place which allow a federal employee to appeal a disciplinary action. Reasons for appeal may include rules not equally enforced amongst employees, a lack of training, a lack of resources needed to do one’s job, poor management, discrimination, failure for a supervisor to properly discipline according to agency policy, etc.
There are different channels for appealing a disciplinary action in the federal workplace. The channel one should choose depends on the specific circumstances of the case. If an employee attempts to appeal to an inappropriate board then they may lose their right to appeal a valid complaint.
Our employment attorneys assist federal workers, throughout the United States, with appealing disciplinary actions through the proper channels. Such matters include:
- Filing a complaint with the EEOC
- Appealing to the Merit Systems Protection Board
- Filing a Complaint with the Office of Special Counsel
- Filing an Appeal with the Office of Personnel Management
- Filing an appeal through the individual agency’s grievance procedure
We file such appeals quickly as U.S. Government employees only have a limited time to act if they have been terminated, removed from their position, demoted, or received another form of disciplinary action. Once retained, we will gather all necessary facts for your appeal, determine the appropriate body with which to file it, and we will ensure that all deadlines are met. We will represent you through the appeals hearing and will be in regular contact with you throughout the process. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer. Our Jonesboro office assists federal employees in the greater Atlanta Metro area including Macon, Savannah, Athens, Kennesaw, Marietta, Decatur, Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Gainesville, as well as the counties of Bibb, Chatham, Clarke, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Richmond. We are also able to represent government workers throughout all fifty states.
Effective employment attorneys assisting federal workers through the disciplinary appeals process
Appealing a disciplinary action is a tedious process which requires an understanding of how the administration system works. All paperwork must be properly filled out, submitted, and filed with the correct department or agency by the necessary deadlines. It is the burden of the employee to ensure that their complaint is filed properly. Failure to do so may result in a dismissal. Our federal employment law attorneys understand the bureaucratic process and will ensure that your case is handled properly. Do not miss out on having your disciplinary action overturned because of a paperwork error. Contact our office today for a case evaluation. We serve federal employees throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area as well as throughout the United States.