Maryland Federal Employee Lawyer
The federal government is a large employer in Maryland. We believe that what you do as a federal employee matters and how you are treated matters even more. A Maryland federal employee lawyer has thorough and extensive knowledge on the legal issues that you could potentially face in your position as a federal employee.
The experienced employment attorneys at the Spiggle Law Firm know that as a federal employee, you may encounter legal issues that are distinct from other types of employees. That is why you need a lawyer who has experience working with federal employees.
Common Issues Federal Employees Face
There are a wide variety of issues that frequently impact federal employees. Some common cases concern:
- Wrongful termination
- Security clearance
- Retirement benefits
- Personnel matters
- Disciplinary actions
A skilled Maryland federal employee lawyer has the knowledge and the resources available to provide competent representation in these and other matters that federal employees may encounter in the workplace.
Federal Employee Hearings and Appeals
The majority of cases involving complaints by federal employees will not be initially brought before the court. Instead, there are specialized agencies that are dedicated to resolving these types of cases. We regularly advocate for federal employees before the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) as well as the Merit Systems Protections Board (MSPB). Federal employees who wish to file a complaint alleging workplace discrimination will usually do so with the EEOC.
What is the EEOC?
The EEOC is an independent federal agency that hears complaints involving allegations of federal workplace discrimination laws including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Proceedings associated with filing a complaint with the EEOC may include an investigation, mediation, settlements, hearings, or appeals.
The MSPB is an independent, quasi-judicial agency that hears complaints involving matters such as disciplinary actions against federal employees and whistleblowers. Federal employees who are facing allegations of misconduct or those who were suspended, demoted, or fired from their position based on performance or retaliation may have a case under the jurisdiction of the MSPB. In bringing a case before the EEOC or the MSPB, federal employees may want to initially consult with a lawyer to ensure compliance with all applicable deadlines and procedural requirements.
Contact a Maryland Federal Employee Attorney
While there are many employment attorneys, federal employee law is a niche practice area that requires familiarity with very technical legal issues. The federal government has vast resources to oppose claims brought against them by federal employees.
Working with a lawyer who has experience arguing against the federal government and is already up to speed on the technical and procedural aspects of bringing a federal employee claim will be an invaluable asset.
As a federal employee, you have many rights that deserve to be upheld. The lawyers at the Spiggle Law Firm are here to help you stand up for your rights. An attorney can work with you to develop the most effective strategy to achieve your desired outcome. To see if a Maryland federal employee lawyers can help, click here for a free online case review.