MSPB Lawyer for Discriminatory Actions
Adverse Employment Actions Based On Discrimination
The Merit Systems Principles dictate that federal employment should reflect all segments of society and that recruitment and advancement should be determined solely on the basis of ability, knowledge and skill. The principles also mandate that all government employees be treated equally without regard to political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or handicapping condition.
In reality, the federal workplace is not always managed based on merit and equality. Discrimination rears its head in hiring, job assignments, promotions, disciplinary actions and termination. If you are a federal employee who has suffered harm through discriminatory treatment, you may be entitled to compensation or other remedies under the law.
The Devadoss Law Firm, P.L.L.C., pursues justice on behalf of federal government employees. With offices in Dallas, Washington, DC, and Atlanta, we handle cases of discrimination and adverse employment actions throughout the United States. Contact us today for a free consultation to explore your rights.
Discriminatory Actions Against Federal Employees
When employee A and employee B are competing for the same job, merit should be the deciding factor. However, in actual practice, the unfortunate truth is that personality, personal biases and politics play a big part. If a more qualified candidate is passed over based on his or her race, gender, age, disability or retaliation, then that would be a violation of the law. The same principles apply to disciplinary actions for conduct or performance — if employee A received a reprimand and employee B was terminated for the same conduct, there may be underlying discrimination for the disparity in treatment.
Generally speaking, federal employees who have suffered discriminatory employment actions may have two resources :
- A complaint through the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), which is charged with protecting the rights of government employees covered by the merit system.
- A complaint through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which handles violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and other federal employment discrimination laws.
Attorney Bobby Devadoss has handled both MSPB and EEOC claims of employment discrimination or retaliation on the part of federal agencies. Having defended management officials in these cases before private practice, he is uniquely qualified to navigate the complex landscape of federal sector employment law.
The most severe disciplinary actions (reduction in grade, suspension of more than 14 days or termination) can be brought directly to the MSPB. However, some cases are better suited for the EEOC route. After a thorough review of your specific situation, Bobby Devadoss can advise on which venue would be most favorable for your discrimination claim.
Experienced Lawyer For MSPB And EEOC Discrimination Claims
If your job and your public service career are important to you, it is critical to contact a lawyer at the earliest stage. The Devadoss Law Firm, P.L.L.C., will fight for your rights and your compensation, reinstatement or other desired remedy. Call us toll free at 888-351-0424 to arrange a free consultation, or contact us online.