Atlanta Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) Lawyer

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Federal employees dedicate their lives to selflessly serving our country. Indeed, many federal employees previously served in the armed forces. Those who’ve spent their career working for the federal government understand that government employment isn’t lucrative. Most federal employees could earn significantly more income in the private sector.

There are, however, some advantages to working for the federal government. One of the principal benefits of working for the federal government is that employees cannot be suspended or terminated without due process of the law. By contrast, civilians who work in the private sector can typically be terminated with or without cause.

The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) was implemented in 1979 to protect federal employees from political and other related prohibited practices and to protect federal employees against abuses by their managers. Some of the typical banned practices that harm federal employees include:

  • Retaliation against federal workers who have blown the whistle regarding a violation(s) of any law, rule, regulation; or regarding gross mismanagement of funds or abuse of authority
  • Deceiving or willfully obstructing a person with regard to such person’s right to compete for federal employment or a promotion
  • Taking any action that violates a veteran’s preference requirement
  • Taking any unwarranted personnel action against the federal employee

If you are a federal worker who has been victimized by a prohibited personnel action, we urge you to contact Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC. Many employees make the mistake of litigating an MSPB appeal on their own without the assistance of an attorney. As a result, roughly 1/3 of MSPB appeals are dismissed before the employee even has a chance to plead his or her case before the MSPB administrative judge. Even when self-represented employees are able to plead their cases before the MSPB administrative judge, the MSPB affirms the employing agency’s decision nearly 98 percent of the time.

The MSPB attorneys at Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC have a dramatically better success rate with MSPB appeals than the national average. That’s because we litigate MSPB appeals with the tenacity and attention to detail that we give to all of our cases, no matter how much is at stake. We will strive to get the agency’s adverse action overturned, and then help you recover the compensation you deserve for your losses – including money you lost due to the unlawful adverse action, compensation for your emotional suffering, and reimbursement for your attorneys’ fees and litigation costs.

Call us today at (404) 419-6674, or reach out through our online contact form to schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case.

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