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Federal Employment Attorneys Practice Areas

Helping Federal Employees in Washington, DC and Chicago

Federal employees, just as any workforce members, are safeguarded by everyday employment laws. However, the process involved for these individuals to file claims significantly differs from the one utilized in the private sector and is notably more challenging due to the distinctive rules and stringent deadlines that must be adhered to. Navigating these complex procedures can be daunting without appropriate legal expertise.

Clark Law Group, PLLC is equipped to assist with federal employment law claims, simplifying these complex processes for federal employees. With an established presence since 2007, our firm has remained committed to advocating for the rights of federal employees, leveraging our deep understanding of federal employment law to support individuals who may feel that their rights as workers have been violated by the government.

Can a Federal Employee Sue the Federal Government?

Filing a claim as a federal employee involves a different set of procedures compared to those in the private sector. Unlike in the private sector, where an employee may directly take legal action, a federal worker must initially file a complaint with an independent review body, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Merit Systems Protection Board. This body reviews the claim and issues a final decision.

If a federal worker finds the decision unsatisfactory, they can then file a lawsuit in a federal court. A federal employee attorney can provide invaluable assistance at any stage of this process. Their expertise can help navigate the complexities of federal employment law, ensuring the federal worker's rights are adequately represented and defended.

When Can a Federal Employee Sue the Government for Workers' Rights Violations?

A federal employee might file a claim against their employer under several circumstances. These include instances where there are perceived violations of federal anti-discrimination laws, such as the Civil Rights Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act. Federal employees may also file claims if they believe they've been subjected to wrongful termination, retaliation for whistleblowing, sexual harassment, or if they have been denied rightful benefits or compensation. In such situations, a skilled federal employee attorney is crucial to help navigate the intricacies of the federal system and ensure the employee's rights are upheld.

What Does an Attorney for Federal Employees Do?

A federal employee lawyer provides vital legal support and guidance to federal workers, helping them understand their rights and protections under federal employment law. These specialized attorneys guide employees through the complex process of filing claims and defending against potential rights violations. They also provide counsel on the best course of action, taking into account the unique circumstances of each case. By doing so, they ensure that federal employees are adequately represented and that their rights are defended effectively.

Services provided by federal employee lawyers include:

  • Assessment of Claims: They evaluate the validity of a client's claim under federal employment law, and advise on the best course of action.
  • Guidance Through Claim Filing: They help clients navigate the intricate claim filing process, ensuring all necessary forms and documentation are correctly completed and filed within the required timeframes.
  • Representation in Investigations: Federal employment law attorneys provide representation during investigations by independent review bodies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Merit Systems Protection Board.
  • Negotiation and Mediation: They negotiate settlements on behalf of their clients, aiming to resolve disputes before they reach court.
  • Court Representation: If a case does proceed to court, federal employee lawyers represent their clients, presenting the strongest possible case in defense of their client's rights.
  • Appeals: They also handle appeals, if a client is dissatisfied with the outcome of a case.
  • Advisory Services: Besides litigation, federal employment attorneys also provide counsel on rights and responsibilities under federal employment law, assisting clients in making informed decisions.

Employment Law Cases We Handle

We can provide legal guidance and representation in cases involving:

Are you in need of a federal employment attorney? Fill out our online contact form or call (202) 831-8190 today. 

Case Results

  • LINCOLN-ODUMU V. MEDICAL FACULTY ASSOCS.

    2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88659 (D.D.C. July 8, 2016) Holding that the D.C. Wage Payment Collection Law protects employees of DC employer who are dispatched outside of DC to telework from home.

  • JAFARI V. OLD DOMINION TRANSIT MANAGEMENT CO.

    462 Fed.Appx. 385 (4th Cir. 2012) Holding that an employee’s intracompany complaint may constitute protected activity within meaning of FLSA’s anti-retaliation provision.

  • FRANCOIS V. OFFICE OF THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION

    1601-0007-18 (D.C. Office of Employee Appeals, July 18, 2019) Denying OSSE’s petition to review the AJ’s ruling that OSSE did not have requisite cause to remove the complainant employee from her employment.

  • CONGRESS V. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    324 F.Supp.3d 164 (D.D.C. 2018) Holding that employee stated claims of disability discrimination and retaliation.

  • CHURCHILL V. PRINCE GEORGE‚ÄôS CTY. PUB. SCH.

    No. PWG-17-980, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 197713 (D. Md. Dec. 1, 2017) Holding that the employee stated a claim of sexual orientation discrimination, sex stereotyping discrimination, and retaliation.

    Contact Us Today

    For comprehensive employment law representation you can trust, turn to Clark Law Group. Our team of lawyers is experienced in nearly every aspect of employment law and is committed to protecting workers in every case we take on.

    At Clark Law Group, we help workers defend their rights. Whether you are dealing with a hostile work environment or need assistance with filing a claim for benefits, our attorneys are available to discuss the details of your case.

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