Protecting Your Federal Employment Rights
in Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) Claims
If you are a federal employee and believe you have been wrongly terminated or unfairly targeted by your employer, you have various legal recourses. It may be most efficient and beneficial to file a claim with the Merit Systems Protection Board. However, the MSPB will not necessarily be friendly to your cause. You need to speak with an attorney who is experienced in MSPB claims.
Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C. has more than 60 years of combined experience representing federal workers in disputes over disciplinary actions. Our focused knowledge and our record of verdicts and settlements can be key to protecting your rights and your long-term interests in MSPB proceedings.
We welcome federal workers in the Metro Atlanta area and throughout Georgia. Our attorneys provide the assertive and strategic representation required for favorable resolution of MSPB claims. Contact us today for a consultation.
The MSPB Claims Process
Federal government workers have certain rights that cannot be bypassed by a federal agency or federal contractor employer. Unlike private sector employees who are employed "at will," you generally cannot be suspended or fired without just cause. If you feel you were wrongly terminated, suspended or reprimanded, you may have grounds to appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).
The MSPB is a federal agency with specific jurisdiction over discipline and removal matters pertaining to employees of the U.S. government. The MSPB assigns administrative judges to render decisions on the validity of suspensions and terminations. Renowned attorney Alan Lescht and his legal team will prepare your appeal to the MSPB and subsequently negotiate a settlement of your claim or represent you in a hearing before an MSPB judge.
Alternatives to MSPB Claims
Under federal employment law, your employer cannot simply impose a reprimand, suspension or removal. The employer must notify you of the proposed disciplinary action in the form of a written letter. The employee will typically have 15 days to respond to the proposal. One of our lawyers can draft a response letter on your behalf, countering the employer's version and asserting your rights. When handled properly, a response can avoid the proposed sanction or enable you to preserve your job, your security clearance, your seniority and other facets of federal employment.
Are You the Victim of Employment Discrimination?
The MSPB will hear a mixed case involving removal/suspension and claims of discriminatory or retaliatory action against the employee. For standalone claims of federal employment discrimination, sexual harassment or wrongful termination, our attorneys can discuss bringing a claim through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
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