Federal employees often face different challenges than those employed in the private sector. We strongly advise you to retain immediate representation if you are facing discrimination, retaliation, unlawful termination, sexual harassment, or any other employment law issues as a federal employee, no matter where in the United States you live.
At Schrameck Law, PLLC, our legal team is focused solely on resolving employment law conflicts for clients across the country. We represent employees that work for the federal government in all agencies. You can be confident in our ability to successfully resolve your legal matter. Do not hesitate to retain our Canton, Michigan-based representation - the sooner you take action the better.
While federal employees face certain restrictions in the workplace, such as limits on political speech under the Hatch Act, they enjoy many of the same Constitutional and statutory protections as private-sector employees. The difference is that private-sector employees can freely use the civil court system to enforce their rights, but federal employees must first seek redress through the complex system of administrative hearings and appeals. Only after going through this exhaustive process can a federal employee file a civil lawsuit.
At Schrameck Law, P.L.L.C., we have the extensive experience necessary for filing claims and appeals with the Merit System Protection Board (MSPB), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and U.S. District Court, Federal Appellate Practice. We represent clients throughout the United States with claims of:
Denial of federally-mandated workplace accommodations
Retaliation for whistle-blowing
Criminal defense for allegations of criminal misconduct
Civil defense for Bivens Actions
We know how the system works, we know what language needs to be included in a written complaint and we get results for our clients. If you are a federal employee, it is imperative that you retain skilled counsel who knows the administrative process.
At Schrameck Law, P.L.L.C. in Canton, Michigan, a great deal of our practice is dedicated to defending federal agents of bureaus with law enforcement duties. Often, our clients have been accused of some breach of protocol at a moment of high tension. Not only are they certain of the legality of their actions, but the emotion of the moment still hasn’t left them. They also tend to have a low estimation of agents who work for Internal Affairs.
These factors can fool them into thinking that just any attorney the agency appoints can represent them or, worse yet, that they can “go it alone.” The reality of the situation is that law enforcement discipline can become wildly politicized quickly, and what may have seemed like a clear-cut case of justifiable force can quickly transform into a show trial. Under those circumstances, you need a skilled attorney protecting your interests and controlling public perception. You also have a tight time frame and cannot rely on a lawyer who needs to “get up to speed.”
Finally, there is always the chance that an internal investigation will turn into a criminal prosecution. At that point, you need a top-notch attorney, and your agency will not provide or pay for one. At Schrameck Law, P.L.L.C., our experience in law enforcement defense allows us to hit the ground running, presenting you with a vigorous defense from the moment you receive a proposed penalty for action. We stay with you through every step of the procedure.
The MSPB has original jurisdiction over certain disciplinary actions brought by the Special Counsel, especially for Hatch Act violations. But the bulk of its work is processing appeals from approximately two million federal employees who have the right of appeal to the Board. We’ve assisted many clients who’ve appealed agency adverse actions before the MSPB. These include:
Suspension of more than 14 days
Reduction in grade or pay
Furlough of 30 days or less
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) retirement determinations
Denials of within-grade salary increase
OPM suitability determination
OPM employment practices
development and use of examinations
qualification standards, tests, and other measurement instruments
Denial of restoration of reemployment rights
Termination of probationary employees
If you have a hearing or appeal scheduled with the MSPB, you have a great deal riding on the outcome. You need an attorney who is familiar with the Board, its procedures and its criteria for decisions. At Schrameck Law, P.L.L.C. in Canton, Michigan, we are dedicated to helping you obtain your best possible result. He has worked with federal employees across the country to seek positive results.
If you have a hearing or appeal scheduled with the MSPB, you have a great deal riding on the outcome. You need an attorney who is familiar with the Board, its procedures and its criteria for decisions. Jeffrey is dedicated to helping you obtain your best possible result.
Contact Schrameck Law, P.L.L.C., in Canton, Michigan today to schedule your consultation. He has provided clients across the country with exceptional legal representation.