ven though Washington D.C. is the seat of the federal government, many federal employees live outside of the district and are scattered across the country. Employees may sometimes feel unsupported in terms of the legal recourse they may have when their rights are challenged in the workplace. Blackstone Law is a pre-eminent federal employment law firm with in-depth knowledge of federal labor laws. We have worked with thousands of federal employees pursuing claims for various workplace infractions.
We are passionate advocates for federal workers who experience discrimination, retaliation, worker’s compensation and disciplinary issues. We have worked with clients from various federal agencies to garner a fair outcome for their cases, and we may be able to do the same for you.
There are several federal laws protecting workers. Understanding how these laws work and when they are applicable is part of how we help guard your rights as a federal employee.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
This law prevents employers from discriminating against and hiring or terminating you based on race, age, national origin or sexual orientation. It is one of the most important labor laws in the United States as it protects employees from discriminatory practices in the workplace.
This federal law provides employees with the option to continue their health insurance even after leaving a position. Employers are required to notify employees of this right under the parameters of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act is meant to protect employees with disabilities. It also makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against an abled person due to any association with a disabled person.
These laws can be used to provide you with pertinent protections in the workplace. We may employ any one of them in our strategy to protect your rights as an employee, especially if you are considering a wrongful termination claim.
Many of our clients initially fail to understand why they specifically need a federal employment lawyer until they learn just how vastly different some state laws are from federal ones. A federal employment lawyer will be able to navigate these laws and represent your interests. This can make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful case outcome.
Knowing your rights as a federal employee can be confusing. Moreover, you may be hesitant to take on your federal employer, especially since doing so seems so daunting when you are just one person. At Blackstone Law, we have decades of experience in working with federal employees who need the assistance of an expert federal employee lawyer. We will aggressively pursue the best legal strategy to ensure a favorable case outcome. We will ensure that you feel supported in your decision to file a claim.
The window to file a federal employment claim is sometimes shorter than the window to file other types of claims. In some instances, you have just 45 days to act. If you are filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, you have either 180 or 300 days to file a claim, depending on the nature of your charge.
This is yet another reason why hiring a federal employment lawyer is so important. We understand the deadlines associated with various claim types and can guide you on timelines to ensure that your claim falls within appropriate parameters.
If you are having issues at your place of employment and it is classified as a federal position, you need the help of a reputable federal employment lawyer. Our team of skilled Los Angeles employment attorneys has the expertise you need and boasts extensive experience in this practice area. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that just because you have a federal position, you cannot pursue a fair outcome for your situation. We are well-versed in holding federal agencies just as accountable as we do their private industry counterparts.
If you are a federal employee in need of assistance, reach out to us today. Call (310) 956-4054 or contact us online for a complimentary consultation.