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Federal Employment Law Attorney

Federal employees often face different challenges than those employed in the private sector. Regardless of where you live in the United States, I 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. 

At Schrameck Law, P.L.L.C., my legal team is focused solely on resolving employment law conflicts for clients across the country. I represent employees who work for the federal government in all agencies. You can be confident in my ability to pursue a favorable resolution to your legal matter. 

Do not hesitate to retain detail-oriented and assertive legal representation—the sooner you take action on this issue, the better. 

Understanding Federal Employment Law 

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. 

Laws Governing Employment in the Federal Sector 

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces statutes that affect employees in the federal sector as well as the private sector. The laws governing federal employment include: 

  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964: This landmark legislation protects job applicants and employees from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. Court decisions and legislative actions have expanded the classes covered to include sexual orientation and gender identity, pregnancy, veteran status, age (over 40), and genetic information. 

  • The Equal Pay Act of 1963: This legislation aims to prevent wage-and-benefits discrimination for those who perform substantially similar jobs. 

  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967: This is the statute that protects those 40 and over from age-based discrimination in employment decisions. 

  • The Rehabilitation Act of 1973: This is the federal version of the Americans with Disabilities Act protecting employment discrimination based on a person’s real or perceived disability. 

  • The Civil Rights Act of 1991: This provides for the recovery of compensatory damages in federal sector cases of intentional employment discrimination. 

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My Areas of Practice in Federal Employment Law 

At Schrameck Law, P.L.L.C., I have extensive experience in 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. I represent clients throughout the United States with claims of: 

  • Discipline/Misconduct 

  • Discrimination 

  • Erroneous/unfair discipline 

  • Denial of federally mandated workplace accommodations 

  • Retaliation for whistleblowing 

  • Security clearance

  • Criminal defense for allegations of criminal misconduct 

  • Civil defense for Bivens Actions 

I know how the system works, and I know what language needs to be included in a written complaint to get results for my clients. If you are a federal employee, it is imperative to retain skilled counsel who knows the administrative process. 

Federal Law Enforcement Agency Disciplinary Defense 

Often, my 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, and they tend to have a low estimation of agents who work for Internal Affairs. 

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 such circumstances, you need a skilled attorney to protect your interests and control public perception.  

At Schrameck Law, P.L.L.C., my experience in law enforcement defense allows me to hit the ground running, presenting you with a vigorous defense from the moment you receive a proposed penalty for action. I’ll stay with you through every step of the procedure. 

Hearings and Appeals Before the Merit System Protection Board  

The MSPB, or Merit System Protection Board, has original jurisdiction over certain disciplinary actions brought by the Special Counsel, especially for violations of the Hatch Act. But the bulk of its work is processing appeals from approximately two million federal employees who have the right to appeal to the board.  

I’ve assisted many clients who’ve appealed agency adverse actions before the MSPB. These include: 

  • Removal 

  • Suspension of more than 14 days 

  • Reduction in grade or pay 

  • Furloughs of 30 days or less 

  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) retirement determinations 

  • Denials of within-grade salary increase 

  • Reduction-in-force action 

  • 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 

Federal Employment Law Attorney

Whether you are facing discipline in a federal law enforcement agency or an appeal before the Merit System Protection Board, you need legal counsel and representation. You have a great deal riding on the outcome.

At Schrameck Law, P.L.L.C. in Canton, Michigan, I am dedicated to helping you obtain your best possible result. I’ve worked with federal employees across the country to seek positive results, so reach out immediately wherever you are located.