| Read Time: 4 minutes | Federal Employee Rights

Do You Lose Your Federal Retirement Benefits If You Get Fired?

As experienced federal employment attorneys, we often receive questions from employees facing termination. Employees ask, Can you lose your retirement if you’re fired? And what happens if you get fired from a federal job? In this article, we’ll cover these frequently asked questions and others. If you have any more questions or want advice specific to your situation, we’re...

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Depression Reasonable Accommodations for Federal Employees

Depression is a debilitating mental health disorder that affects over 20 million Americans. As you can imagine, it can have significant and lasting impacts on an individual’s ability to perform their job duties effectively. This is especially true in high-stress environments like the federal workplace. However, the good news is that there are workplace accommodations for depression. In fact,...

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ADHD Reasonable Accommodations for Federal Employees

As a federal employee with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you probably face unique challenges at work. You may find it difficult to focus, prioritize tasks, or manage time effectively. Perhaps sometimes you forget what your manager asked you to do or find yourself making lots of mistakes.  However, our EEOC reasonable accommodations lawyers have good news: the law...

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| Read Time: 5 minutes | FERS Disability

Calculating FERS Disability Retirement Pay for Federal Employees

The Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is one of two federal government personnel systems. Congress created FERS in 1986 to replace the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), which had been around since 1920. FERS applies to all employees who joined the federal service on and after January 1, 1987. Consequently, almost all federal employees fall under FERS. However, you...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | EEO Disability Disability Discrimination

Damages in Federal Employment Discrimination Cases

In the world of federal employment law, ensuring a fair and equitable work environment is of the highest importance. One major aspect of preserving this balance is addressing and fixing instances of discrimination. Thanks to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, there are several kinds of damages you can pursue to compensate you for your losses....

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Federal Employee Rights

Legal Rights for Fired Federal Employees

As a Title 5 federal employee, it can be disheartening and overwhelming to receive notice of proposed removal from your job. However, it’s important to know that you have legal rights and options to fight such a decision. In this article, we will discuss the rights you have when you’ve been terminated from the federal government. We will also...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Federal Employee Rights

PSA for Federal Employees Facing Lack of Candor Charges

Federal employees play an essential role in the operation of our government. Thanks to their dedication, all the government services we take for granted keep running effectively. And because of their essential duties, federal employees deserve protection from baseless allegations and false accusations. Unfortunately, many federal employees are facing charges of lack of candor. This charge can put their...

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| Read Time: 5 minutes | Disabled Government Employees

How to Prove EEO Disability Discrimination

Over the past decade, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reported that discrimination and retaliation are the most common issues federal employees face. Federal laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, and disability. If you believe your employer has discriminated against you because of your disability and want to file...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | In the News

Eric Pines to Play in Hockey Tournament to Raise Funds for Cancer Charity

Pines Federal attorney Eric Pines will demonstrate his toughness in the hockey arena in May when he plays in the Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society (RCCS) Hockey Classic to raise money for cancer research. Contributing to cancer research is a central part of our firm’s commitment to community service. We encourage you to help us support RCCS in its mission...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Disabled Government Employees

What Federal Employees Can Do If Their Reasonable Accommodation Request Is Denied

Federal employees are entitled to request a reasonable accommodation from their employer if they have a qualifying disability, thanks to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Unfortunately, employers sometimes do refuse valid requests for reasonable accommodations. Our nationwide federal employment reasonable accommodations attorneys explain what you can do if your reasonable accommodation was denied....

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