Representing Florida Federal Government Employees
in Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) Claims
If you are like most federal employees, you have a substantial personal investment in your public service career. If you believe you were terminated without cause or unjustly disciplined, it can have a devastating impact. As a federal worker, you have certain guaranteed rights to due process, including the option of filing a claim with the Merit Systems Protection Board. To take advantage of your rights, you need an attorney who understands your rights and how the MSPB claims process operates.
The law firm of Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., has represented federal workers for more than 20 years in disputes and litigation over discipline and termination. We have obtained notable verdicts and settlements in federal employment law, and we leverage our experience and reputation in MSPB proceedings to advocate for your rights and continued employment.
We can provide aggressive and strategic representation in MSPB claims on behalf of federal workers Tallahassee, Tampa, Orlando, Miami and throughout the state of Florida. Contact us today for a consultation.
Federal Workers and the MSPB Claims Process
While private sector employees can be fired "at will," employees of the U.S. government have substantial due process rights. Your employer must have just cause to fire, suspend or reprimand you. You also have specific legal recourse before the disciplinary action takes effect and after the fact. If you feel you were unfairly terminated, suspended or reprimanded, you may be able to appeal the adverse action through a Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) claim.
The MSPB has authority to review discipline or removal of federal employees. The board assigns an administrative law judges who will issue a decision on whether the suspension/termination/reprimand should stand. Trial lawyer Alan Lescht and the team at Alan Lescht & Associates will prepare and file your MSPB claim and then reach a settlement with your employer or advocate for you in an MSPB hearing. We can also appeal adverse decisions to federal court.
Pre-empting the Need for MSPB Review
Federal employers must notify employees, in writing, of any proposed reprimand, suspension or removal (termination). You will generally have 15 days to issue a response to the proposal. Our lawyers can intervene to answer the allegations and provide a counterproposal. Our goal is to avoid the intended removal or sanction, enabling our client to not only keep his or her job but protect his or her federal pension, benefits, security clearance and opportunities for advancement.
Federal Employment Discrimination
The MSPB will hear a mixed case involving discipline/removal and discrimination or retaliation. If there is no MSPB jurisdiction, claims of federal employment discrimination, sexual harassment or wrongful termination are brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
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Please contact our firm to speak with an experienced employment lawyer. We offer strategic and results-driven legal services to federal employees in Tallahassee, Jacksonville, the Tampa Bay area, Orlando, Miami and statewide Florida.