Federal Employee Termination Laws: A Complete Legal Guide 2024

Federal employee termination laws are in place to protect the rights of civil servants while also allowing the government to manage its workforce efficiently. As with any employer, the federal government can fire employees for subpar performance, company policy infractions, or disciplinary issues. However, special rules apply due to the unique nature of government work. Because federal employees are not private sector workers, they’re afforded protection against arbitrary or politically-motivated firings—their jobs allow them to carry out public business without …

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What Can You Do in a Reduction in Force (Federal Government)

Before we dive into what you can do in the unlikely event of a Reduction in Force, let’s define it. When a federal agency chooses to abolish one or more employment positions, this is what is known as a Reduction In Force (RIF) in the federal government. Once an RIF has begun to take place, the agency in question is required to follow strict OPM Guidelines. A federal employee who is affected by a Reduction in Force will also have a …

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What is Wrongful Termination in the Federal Workplace?

As a federal employee, you have strong job protections. But even with these safeguards, wrongful termination can still happen. Whether through unfair dismissal, discrimination, or retaliation for whistleblowing, navigating the complexities of federal employment law can be perplexing. So what happens if you’re suddenly terminated without just cause? This is a comprehensive guide that explains all about federal employee wrongful termination and actions you can take if you find yourself being fired unlawfully. The federal employment lawyers at The Law Office of …

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As a Federal Employee Can You Sue Your Employer?

Working as a federal employee provides many benefits, such as job security, competitive salaries, and access to various employee protections. However, like any other job, disputes and conflicts can arise between federal employees and their employers. In such a case, you may wonder, can a federal employee sue their employer? At The Law Office of Justin Schnitzer, we understand that navigating the complexities of federal employment law can be challenging. As an experienced federal employment law firm, we assist federal employees in protecting …

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How to Handle a Federal Employee Misconduct Investigation

Misconduct is a serious matter for federal employees. This is why there is an extensive routine of due process whenever a complaint or accusation of misconduct occurs. While this system was put in place to protect federal employees from undue harm, the process can also be intimidating and difficult to navigate. If you are facing a federal employee misconduct investigation, now is an important time to exercise your rights and prepare a defense against whatever misconduct you have been accused …

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Supervisor Misconduct by a Federal Employee & How to Handle

Few things are more upsetting in the business world than supervisor misconduct. This is especially true when you are a federal government employee and your supervisor has tenure. It is extremely difficult to instigate disciplinary action against a tenured government worker. They have the right to notice, due process, and appeal. An investigation must be conducted, a hearing held, and the right disciplinary actions considered. In other words, stopping misconduct in its tracks, or even protecting yourself as the target …

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Can You Lose Federal Retirement If You Are Fired?

If you’re at risk of losing your federal job or have already been fired, you might be concerned about your retirement benefits. What happens to them? This is a serious concern, as the loss of your retirement benefits can substantially impact your financial security after retirement. This guide will answer all the questions you might have about getting fired from federal employment and your retirement benefits. It’ll help you understand your options and take appropriate steps to safeguard your financial …

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