Representing New York Federal Employees
in Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) Claims
Have you invested years of your life in a public service occupation, only to have it jeopardized by a wrongful termination or disciplinary action? As a federal worker, you have significant rights, starting with due process when your federal employer has taken action to fire or suspend you.
As soon as possible, you should contact an attorney about bringing a claim for unjust employment action before the federal Merit Systems Protection Board. The law firm of Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., has represented federal workers for more than 20 years in cases of unwarranted or retaliatory discipline and termination. We apply our legal acumen and litigation experience to advocate forcefully on your behalf.
Our attorneys provide sophisticated representation in MSPB claims on behalf of federal workers in New York City and Long Island, Albany and upstate New York, Buffalo and statewide. Contact us today for a consultation.
MSPB Claims: Due Process for Federal Workers
Private sector employers can hire and fire workers "at will," as long as they do not engage in illegal discrimination. Federal employers must honor a strict protocol of due process before taking adverse employment actions. First, the employer must have a specific and justifiable reason to terminate, suspend or reprimand you. Secondly, you have formal legal remedies to fight the course of action before and after any discipline is executed.
If you feel you were wrongly terminated, suspended or reprimanded, you may have grounds to appeal through Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). The MSPB has jurisdiction when federal employees are subjected to actual or proposed discipline or removal (termination). An administrative law judge will consider the facts of your case and determine whether the suspension/termination/reprimand should be allowed to stand. Attorney Alan Lescht and the staff of Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., can outline your grievances and counter arguments in your MSPB claim. We will then negotiate with your employer or represent you in your hearing before the MSPB judge. We can also appeal adverse rulings to federal court.
An Alternative to the MSPB Claims Process
You must be notified in advance, in writing, of any proposed discipline (reprimand, suspension or removal). In most cases you have a 15-day window to respond to the proposal. Our attorneys will carefully draft the response with the intention of avoiding a career-killing removal or suspension. We will do everything we can to protect your job, benefits, security clearance and future opportunities. If we cannot negotiate a favorable resolution, we are prepared to defend you in MSPB proceedings.
Federal Employment Discrimination Claims
The MSPB may handle mixed cases when a removal is intertwined with allegations of discrimination. Our firm can also file federal employment discrimination and sexual harassment claims through 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 the NYC Metro area and Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Capital District, and in Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo and throughout New York state.