Virginia Federal Employee Rights
If you have concerns about your rights as a federal employee in Virginia, getting the help of a skilled Virginia federal employee rights lawyer may be an important first step. An accomplished attorney could help you learn more about your rights as a federal employee and work with you as you decide about actions to take to address your legal concerns.
For employees facing disciplinary action, a member of the Spiggle Law firm legal team might be able to help you fight for your rights and ensure the government follows merit system rules and regulations. We could also help address discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and other instances of unfair and illegal treatment.
Federal Versus Private Employment Rights
Under the Civil Service Reform Act and other similar laws, federal government employees have significant rights that private sector employees generally do not. Any federal employee facing disciplinary action that may result in termination, demotion, suspension, or other adverse action has rights under the merit system.
Federal employees have due process rights with the Merit System Protection Board (MPSB), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and others. These rights include the right to advance notice of possible disciplinary action, the chance to address alleged performance issues, the right to challenge employment actions in a hearing before the MSPB, and an opportunity to appeal adverse decisions in federal court.
Having a full understanding of your employment rights system may be particularly vital if you are facing disciplinary action. Getting the guidance of an attorney from the Spiggle Law Firm familiar with federal employee rights in Virginia at the outset of a case could help you effectively prepare for later appeals and challenges.
Workplace Discrimination and Retaliation in Federal Employment
Federal laws prohibit discriminatory employment actions based on sex, age, handicap, genetic information, sexual orientation, and several other categories. Any federal employee who believes that an employer in Virginia took action based on any of these factors has the right to pursue an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) claim. Our team of attorneys from the Spiggle Law Firm could review your case to explain what legal options you may have available.
As an experienced lawyer could explain, federal law also makes it illegal to retaliate against a worker for filing a complaint or assisting another employee with a claim or other EEO activities. EEO cases could seek placement into a denied job, back pay, and other actions.
The system for pursuing an EEO claim is very different for federal employees than it is for private sector employees. Unless you meet specific deadlines and comply with the federal system, you may lose the right to address their legal concerns.
Get Professional Guidance Regarding Federal Employee Rights in Virginia
Contacting a seasoned Virginia federal employee rights lawyer could be of tremendous help if you are concerned about violations of your rights as a federal government employee in Virginia. In these situations, processes are in place to ensure that you are treated fairly and legally, but without the help of a diligent advocate, you may not be aware of all of the rights you have.
Contact the Spiggle Law Firm as soon as possible for more information about getting help with your specific legal concerns. If you feel you were terminated in violation of your rights, get started on your case today by using our online case assessment calculator.