Federal Employees

Know Your Federal Employment Rights

If you are a federal employee, you have more rights than most other workers under a variety of laws. But figuring out which avenue to pursue, what your deadlines are, how to handle the various proceedings that you may need to deal with, can be complex. We are one of the few firms in New England who has the depth of experience to help you defend your rights as a federal employee.

We represent federal employees, including postal employees, in Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) processes, at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), at the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and in federal court.  We have helped employees win or obtain favorable settlements in both agency and union grievances.  We represent federal employees with age, disability, race, sex, national origin, harassment and retaliation claims.  We have helped successfully challenge removals, demotions, failures to promote, discipline, negative performance appraisals, and unrecognized accretion of job duties.  We often help employees settle their disputes without the necessity of lengthy litigation, including through mediation.

If you have been fired or disciplined, or if you have an issue with your federal employer that needs to be challenged, remember that very short deadlines usually apply, and you should act quickly. Contact us for more information and assistance.

For more information about your rights as a federal employee, we suggest the following resources:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission web site
  • Merit Systems Protection Board web site
  • Federal Employees Legal Survival Guide (2d ed.), Passman & Kaplan, P.C.,
  • Workplace Fairness (2004) - to order