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Retaliation for speaking out

On Behalf of | Jan 12, 2018 | Whistleblower Protection


As a federal employee, you should feel confident raising concerns in your workplace. If you have a complaint or employment-related concern, there should be nothing stopping you from bringing it forward to your supervisor, manager or personnel department.

Unfortunately, many federal employees have run into issues after reporting discrimination, sexual harassment or another employment-related issue.

Some have experienced overwhelming retaliation by management or supervisors.

Is it retaliation?

Many of these acts of retaliation are quite savvy and may be hard for the employee to pinpoint. They may include:

  • Demotion
  • Denial of promotion
  • Reassignment
  • Assignment of new job responsibilities
  • Removal
  • Unwarranted discipline

Supervisors may be well aware of the illegalities of what they are doing, so they cover or mask the retaliatory actions under the guise of performance or conduct issues. They may turn the table and hold the employee accountable for “poor performance” or another issue.

The law protects employees

Employees have many legal protections. The law protects them when they raise concerns about:

  • Discrimination in the workplace
  • Sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Prohibited personnel practice concerns
  • Work injuries

Employees are protected by law when they speak out against their employer’s illegal or discriminatory practices.

This is a very complex, specific area of the law

It is important to remember that this area of law is extremely complex and narrow. There are only a handful of law firms nationwide that handle these types of cases. Very few law firms have experience taking on the federal government.

Employees looking for legal help in this area are advised to choose a law firm that has specific experience handling complex federal employment law cases. The Devadoss Law Firm, P.L.L.C., handles cases nationwide and offers a free consultation.

Time is of the essence: Call 888-351-0424 today.


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