Protecting the Equal Employment Opportunity Rights
of Federal Government Employees in Georgia
As a citizen of the United States, you are protected from employment discrimination under the Civil Rights Act and other federal laws. As an employee of the U.S. government, you have additional rights that protect you if your employer retaliates for filing a claim of discrimination.
While the law is on your side, it can be intimidating to sue your employer for discrimination, harassment, reprisal or wrongful termination. The attorneys of Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., have represented thousands of federal employees in equal employment opportunity (EEO) claims, as well as related disciplinary actions before the Merit System Protection Board (MSPB). We will aggressively pursue justice and fiercely protect your interests, including your federal employee career and benefits.
We represent federal workers in the Metro Atlanta area and across Georgia in employment discrimination and EEOC cases. Contact us today for a consultation.
Federal Employment Discrimination Laws and Your Federal Worker Rights
All workers are protected by a number of federal laws under the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) umbrella:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or color, national origin or ethnicity, gender or religion.
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of a worker's age (40 or older).
- The Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability, including failure to make reasonable accommodations.
- The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) enables employees to take job-protected FMLA leave for care of a family member or personal health reasons.
- The Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the FMLA prohibit termination, harassment or disciplinary actions on the basis of pregnancy or maternity leave.
- Sexual harassment — Under the Civil Rights Act, sexual harassment is actionable as a form of sex discrimination.
Our employment law attorneys can assert your rights and pursue your remedies if you feel your federal employer has discriminated against you under these laws in hiring, pay, promotions, duties, discipline, layoffs or other facets of your employment.
Federal employees are protected against unfair disciplinary action, including retaliatory suspension, demotion or termination for filing a discrimination claim.
As a federal worker, you have recourse through the Merit Systems Protection Board ( MSPB claims) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) if you have been subjected to wrongful termination or any form of retaliation after reporting discrimination to your employer or filing a claim for discrimination or sexual harassment.
(1) You are entitled to formally respond to proposed sanctions before the adverse action is carried out.
(2) You are entitled to challenge discipline or removal (termination) through the MSPB or federal court.
Experienced Representation in Federal Discrimination Claim
If you have suffered harm through federal employment discrimination, we can assist in filing your claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. After the EEOC completes its investigation, we can negotiate with your federal employer for a discreet and efficient resolution or file a lawsuit and seek appropriate compensation, including back pay, front pay, emotional duress and loss of federal employment benefits and opportunities.
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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 Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Macon, Columbus, Savannah and throughout the state of Georgia.