Lawyers Representing Federal Workers of Pennsylvania
in Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) Claims
Federal government employees who have been wrongly terminated or disciplined without just cause have specific rights and remedies. One such recourse is to bring your complaint before the federal Merit Systems Protection Board. The MSPB will not automatically take your side, but with qualified legal counsel an MSPB claim may offer the swiftest and most favorable resolution.
At Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., we have advocated for federal workers for more than 20 years in disciplinary proceedings and negotiations with federal employers. Our knowledge, experience and commitment work to your advantage in MSPB claims.
We can handle MSPB cases for federal workers in the Philadelphia area, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania. Our attorneys will aggressively challenge unjust termination or discipline. Contact us today for a consultation.
Federal Employees and the MSPB Claims Process
You have rights as a federal agency employee that must be honored by employers, including due process considerations. You cannot be suspended or fired without just cause and your employer cannot take action without notifying you. If you feel you were wrongly terminated, suspended or reprimanded, or deprived of your due process rights, we can represent you in a claim before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).
The MSPB has jurisdiction over all federal worker discipline and removal actions. When you file a claim, the agency assigns an administrative judge to consider the evidence and determine whether your suspension, termination or formal reprimand was merited and followed the law. Renowned attorney Alan Lescht and his legal team will submit your claim to the MSPB and then either engage your employer in a settlement or represent you in the administrative hearing before a Merit Systems Protection Board judge. The judge can uphold, overrule or amend the disciplinary action. Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., can appeal an unfavorable decision to federal court.
Alternatives to Filing an MSPB Claim
One of the most important protections that federal workers enjoy is due process. An employer cannot arbitrarily or suddenly issue a reprimand, suspension or removal. The employer must first notify you in writing of the proposed employment action. In most cases, you will have 15 days to respond to the proposal. We understand what is at stake, and we will do everything we can to protect your current job and security clearance, as well as your federal employment benefits and your career paths in government service. Our lawyers will craft a strong response to avoid or mitigate any adverse sanctions.
Discipline and Discrimination
The MSPB may accept a mixed case involving removal/suspension and claims of discrimination/retaliation. Otherwise, our attorneys can help you file a claim for employment discrimination, sexual harassment or wrongful termination 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 Philly Metro area, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Allentown, Scranton or anywhere in the state of Pennsylvania.