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Did Your Employer Subject You to Adverse Actions?

Federal employees have the right to take legal action against employers for adverse actions. If you have been subjected to this by your employer, we cannot stress enough the importance of calling seasoned Houston federal employment lawyers to protect your rights and contest the actions.

Call us now at (888) 898-9902 to schedule a case evaluation.

What Are Adverse Actions?

The MSPB will review the case on a rigid set of criteria called the Douglas Factors, which will determine whether or not the disciplinary action was warranted. Whether it was a termination of employment, demotion, or suspension, the disciplinary action must match the level of misconduct that occurred promotes the overall goals and efficiency of the federal employer.

Disciplinary actions might include the following:

  • Suspension that lasts 14 days or more
  • Termination from serving as federal civil employee
  • Demotion from federal employment to a lower-paying one or reducing one’s responsibilities

With the assistance of our federal law employment law attorneys, we can help you file an appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) to evaluate the case and determine whether the grounds were valid for the adverse actions.

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The Law Offices of Eric L. Pines, PLLC can mount a defense and combat the adverse actions. Some examples of possible avenues for defense include determining whether the action was due to discrimination or whistleblower retaliation. Other possible defenses might include harmful errors or procedural due process. As always, you can discuss the matter further with our federal employment lawyers.

We are backed by more than 50 years of collective experience in providing caring, dedicated legal representation. As one of the most renowned and trusted attorneys in federal employment law, we are armed with the skills to fight and protect your rights.

Schedule your appointment with The Law Offices of Eric L. Pines, PLLC. We serve clients nationwide.

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