Federal Employee Rights. How are the rights of Federal Employees different?
In most states employees are ‘at will’ employees and thus subject to immediate termination at any time. Most federal employees who have been in their position for at least a year are constitutionally protected, and guaranteed continued federal employment. It can’t be taken away from them without due process of law.
If you’re a federal employee faced with proposed discipline, your agency must give you a written proposed disciplinary action. They have to give you written notice of that fact, a reasonable opportunity to respond, and a reasonable opportunity to review the material upon which the proposed action is based.
New York Employment Law Firm, Castronovo & McKinney, provides representation to federal employees in all forms of disciplinary actions including proposed removals, demotions, and suspensions of 15 days or more which are considered adverse actions. If you are faced with a suspension of 14 days or less you can file an administrative grievance over that action, or if you’re covered by union contracts you can file a union grievance.
If you believe the disciplinary action is a prohibited personnel practice because it’s reprisal for whistle-blowing activities or constitutes unlawful employment discrimination you can file either an EEO complaint through your agency’s EEO office or complaint with the Office of Special Counsel.
Federal employees need to know that they have rights ,and those rights can be protected by a competent Federal Employment Lawyer to represent you. Castronovo & McKinney can represent you in proposed disciplinary action, replies to proposed disciplinary action, and the appeal of any final disciplinary action through the United States Merit Systems Protection Board.
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