Federal Whistleblower Retaliation Attorneys

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Maryland Based Law Firm Representing Federal Employees Nationwide

At the Law Office of Justin Schnitzer, we understand the importance of whistleblowers in exposing fraudulent and illegal activities in federal agencies. We also know that whistleblowers are at risk of retaliation by their employers, which can be stressful and can have a devastating impact on their careers. That’s why we offer legal representation to federal employees who have experienced retaliation for whistleblowing.

Our experienced attorneys have a deep understanding of the laws that protect whistleblowers and their rights. We help our clients navigate the complex legal process and work tirelessly to hold their employers accountable for their retaliation. We can assist you with filing a complaint with the appropriate agency, such as the Office of Special Counsel, and represent you in administrative proceedings or in court. 

Our commitment to our clients’ success is unwavering, and we will fight vigorously to protect your rights as a whistleblower. If you have been retaliated against for speaking up about wrongdoing in your federal workplace, contact us today to schedule a 15-minute consultation.

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How to Prove Retaliation In The Workplace

Proving whistleblower retaliation working in a federal agency requires gathering and presenting evidence that supports your claim. 

Below are some steps to help you prove retaliation:

  1. Understand whistleblower protection laws: Familiarize yourself with the laws that protect whistleblowers in federal employment agencies. These laws include the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) and the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA). Understand the rights and protections these laws afford to whistleblowers.
  2. Establish a timeline: Create a timeline that details the sequence of events from the time of your protected disclosure to the alleged retaliation. Include dates, descriptions of incidents, and any supporting evidence. This timeline will help demonstrate a causal connection between your disclosure and the adverse actions taken against you.
  3. Document adverse actions: Gather evidence of any adverse actions you experienced following your protected disclosure. Adverse actions can include demotion, reassignment, termination, denial of promotion, negative performance evaluations, or hostile work environment. Keep records of any changes in treatment or actions that negatively impact your employment.
  4. Collect supporting evidence: Gather any additional evidence that supports your claim of whistleblower retaliation. This can include emails, memos, witness statements, performance evaluations, or any other relevant documentation that demonstrates a pattern of adverse treatment after your disclosure. Look for any evidence that shows a clear connection between your protected disclosure and the adverse actions taken against you.
  5. Preserve relevant documents: Ensure that you preserve any documents or records that are relevant to your case. This includes emails, text messages, personnel files, or any other documentation that may be crucial in proving your claim of retaliation.
  6. Consult with a federal whistleblower retaliation attorney: Whistleblower retaliation cases can be complex, and seeking legal advice from an attorney experienced in federal employment law and whistleblower protection can be highly beneficial. They can provide guidance on gathering evidence, building your case, and navigating the legal process.

Remember, it is crucial to maintain accurate and detailed records of all relevant documentation, incidents, and interactions related to your protected disclosure and the subsequent retaliation. The stronger and more comprehensive the evidence you can provide, the stronger your case will be in proving whistleblower retaliation in a federal employment agency.