At Reid H. Ervin & Associates, P.C., our law firm provides comprehensive and experienced legal representation throughout Norfolk, Virginia, and surrounding communities. We understand the rights of government and civilian employees throughout Virginia.
Federal Employment Rights Attorneys in Norfolk
Federal employees are provided legal protections not available to employees in the private sector. The Whistleblower Protection Act protects federal employees against retaliation for making protected disclosures and assisting others in the course of a complaint or grievance right. Federal employees subjected to retaliation may pursue a claim through the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) or file a claim with the Office of Special Counsel. An employee may also have the option of filing a claim with an EEO counselor.
Moreover, most federal employees may challenge certain disciplinary actions and proposed removals through an appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board. MSPB proceedings move at a rapid pace and often involve complex issues. However, the appeal process is typically the employee's only opportunity to have the government's proposed action overturned.
Virginia Federal Sector EEO Lawyer
Federal law makes it illegal to discriminate or discharge employees due to many factors, including Race, Color, Sex, Religion, Disability, National Origin, and Age. Federal employees are also protected from retaliation for opposing discrimination or for participating in an EEO proceeding. Federal guidelines set forth a comprehensive process for federal employees who wish to pursue a claim.
If you feel your rights as a federal employee have been violated, our Virginia lawyers can help. The grievance process can be long and complicated, making it important to have a competent lawyer by your side. At Reid H. Ervin & Associates, our Norfolk federal employee rights attorneys know what it takes to represent you.
If you have a grievance you would like to file as a federal employee or find yourself in the midst of a charge or pre-action investigation, you need a skilled federal employment lawyer to protect your rights. At Reid H. Ervin & Associates, in Norfolk, Virginia, our Norfolk federal employee rights attorneys can help. Contact us for a consultation.
Reid Ervin has been practicing law for more than 35 years and knows what it takes to provide competent employment law representation. Contact our Norfolk federal employee rights attorneys for a consultation.