Federal Employment

At Hantzes & Associates, our team knows that federal employees are subject to laws and regulations that can substantially different from individuals in the private sector. Our team has extensive experience with helping federal employee clients with their unique circumstances. We have assisted our clients in by helping them resolve their complex employment matters.

Proposed Suspensions & Terminations

If you have a proposed adverse action, such as a suspension or termination, pending against you as a federal employee you have a right to challenge the decision. Our team has helped federal employees facing these actions. The team works to create an in depth strategy to help our clients fight the decision. Even if the action has already been taken against you, the firm can help get the decision overturned. Our team has helped federal employees all over the world facing these challenges.

Reprimand Appeals

While a reprimand may be the lowest form of disciplinary action that can be taken against a federal employee, it can have a lasting impact. Reprimands can affect a federal employees ability to get promoted, receive awards, and could be used to form grounds for more serious actions. Our attorneys have helped many clients get reprimands removed from their records to limit the potential impact against them. Sometimes a reprimand can be a sign of discriminatory or retaliatory conduct by a supervisor. Our attorneys have fought unjust reprimands issued to our clients. In doing so it allows our clients to return to work knowing that they will not be subjected to unfair treatment.

MSPB Appeals

The Merit Systems Protection Board is responsible for maintaining and upholding the standards outlined as part of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. These standards govern all federal employees. The MSPB handles decision appeals for federal employees. The MSPB has its own complex set of standards and proceedings. Our team helps our clients through this process by providing years of experience. Having an attorney on your side can make the all the difference between a favorable outcome and leaving empty handed.

EEO Administrative Proceedings

When you feel that you have been discriminated against based on your age, race, gender, national origin, or due to a disability, it helps to have an experienced attorney assisting in the long EEO process. Our team has extensive experience working with clients dealing with both the federal and private sectors of the EEO. Each branch has its own set of rules and requirements and our attorneys know how to best handle either. Our team has helped resolve EEO matters through the mediation process, before Administrative Judges, and when necessary, in federal court.

Conduct Investigations

Facing a conduct investigation can be a very nerve-wracking experience. Having our team by your side helps put some of the concerns to rest. Our team has advised many clients with how to face these matters head on. Our attorneys work with our clients to come up with creative strategies to respond to these investigations. We create an individualized plan that allows for the best possible outcome for all of our clients.

Whistleblower

If you have noticed conduct that you feel violates federal statutes or regulations and it is imperative that you have an experience legal team on your side. If you have disclosed your concerns of these illegal activities you are protected from retaliation and can pursue a cause of action against your employer agency. There are a verity of actions an employer may have taken against you for reporting these concerns such as a demotion, denial of promotion, termination, reduction in pay, false reprimands to your personnel file, and other adverse actions. There are various avenues for you to raise your claim and our team can guide you to the right one. It is vital that you have representation that has the knowledge and experience to help you navigate these matters.

Any Violation of Federal Employment Law

On top of having the experience of handling issues specific to federal employees, our attorneys help federal employees with any matters arising from violations by their employer of all federal employment laws.