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Recent Posts in Federal Employee Rights Category

  • Need An Attorney?

    The Best Time to Reach Out to a Federal Employee Attorney/Lawyer Many times, I am approached by federal employees with legal issues with the question of when is the best time to approach a federal employee attorney to request legal representation. In response to this question I have decided to start a series of legal blogs that address this issue for numerous areas of federal employee law ...
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  • What is the Adverse Action Process?

    Creditors and potential employers must follow certain rules if they deny someone based on their credit, consumer or criminal history. This process, called diverse action, legally requires employers to notify the applicant when they have been denied a position or promotion based on their background check. In many situations adverse action is unlawful, though there are other instances where criminal ...
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  • Knowing Your Rights in a Retaliation Case

    Have you been experiencing a hostile work environment and aren’t exactly sure if you have a case? Do you have concrete proof that your employer is retaliating against you for speaking up about discrimination or harassment? Both of these situations are actually more common than you may believe—that’s why our experienced and knowledgeable lawyers at Pines Federal strive to fight for your rights when ...
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  • Knowing Your Rights When Filing a Discrimination Suit

    Federal law protects most employees in the United States from discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was created to enforce civil rights laws against workplace discrimination. However, before you begin a workplace discrimination suit, there are a few things you need to do first. While you do have the right to file a lawsuit, it will help your case to first resolve the ...
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  • Qualifying for OPM Disability Retirement

    “ While employed in a position subject to FERS, the employee must have become disabled because of a medical condition , resulting in a deficiency in performance, conduct, or attendance” So says OPM in listing the five absolute requirements for Disability Retirement eligibility. This condition seems to be quite simple to meet, and it is – if your doctor penning the Physician’s Statement is ...
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  • Denied OPM Disability Retirement? Here's What You Should Do

    You’ve received your initial decision from OPM Disability Retirement , and you’ve been denied. Now What? Many federal employees who receive a negative decision are cowed by the jargon that is the explanation of the decision and don’t stop to consider that they may actually have a tremendous amount of arsenal to give their reconsideration appeal a shot of potency. Factors Considered in OPM ...
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  • EEOC's Fiscal Year 2016 Performance Report

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) secured over $482.1 million for workers who have experienced discrimination in the private, state and local government, and federal workplaces during the fiscal year 2016, which ended on September 30. The following is a breakdown of the total awards: $347.9 million for employment discrimination plaintiffs in private sector, as well as state ...
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  • Mental Disorders without Objective Medical Evidence

    A valid concern for federal employees with a mental disorder is fear that their application for OPM Disability Retirement is doomed from the start due to a dearth of objective medical evidence confirming the diagnosis. When Mental Health Affects Job Performance Take a woman who has been employed by the federal government for over twelve years and who has experienced increasing anxiety issues. Her ...
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