Challenging a Proposal for Removal or Suspension
Employee Rights Attorneys for Federal Workers in Texas
Even if you work deep in the heart of Texas, if you are employed by the federal government you have the same rights as federal employees everywhere. These guaranteed protections are particularly important if you face discipline or removal. Private sector employers can fire or suspend workers at will and without warning. Federal agencies must present just cause and notification in writing for any adverse employment action. Just as importantly, you are entitled to plead your case before the proposed action becomes reality.
The law firm of Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., has helped federal employee take full advantage of this unique opportunity to avoid or mitigate an adverse employment action. Our experienced employment law attorneys can skillfully draft a formal response to proposed disciplinary actions or represent your MSPB claims after the fact.
We serve federal workers in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and throughout Texas. Do not delay if you have received written or verbal notice of removal or discipline. Contact us today for a consultation.
Federal employers are bound by the formal dispute process. You cannot be terminated, suspended, demoted or formally reprimanded until your due process is exhausted. There are three important requirements:
- Specific justification for the adverse employment action, such as job performance or personal conduct
- Notification in writing of the proposed action
- Adequate opportunity to respond to the proposal, typically 15 days
Our lawyers will make sure that your employer meets the criteria and honors your rights in the process. We conduct a full investigation and draft a formal response that refutes the allegations and calls attention to your contributions, talents and value to the agency. Our goal is to convince the employer not to follow through with the intended action. We may offer mitigating circumstances or suggest an alternative resolution that, especially when the proposed sanction would have unbearable consequences.
If the employer does follow through with the proposed action and you believe the sanctions were unjust, you can challenge the decision by filing a claim with the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).
Protecting Your Public Service Investment
Suspension, demotion or reprimands can stall your career and plateau your compensation and federal pension benefits. A removal from your position may spell the end of your work in government services. While we are effective advocates in MSPB proceedings, we urge you to take advantage of the window of opportunity to resolve your case through response and negotiations.
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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 Houston/Harris County, Galveston, the DFW Metroplex, Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and throughout Texas.