Public Employees

Public employees operate in a much different legal environment than their private sector counterparts. Whether you work for a federal, state, or city agency in Maryland, as a government employee, you have certain legal rights that your employer must respect. Of course, as many public employees have learned over the years, just because there are regulations in place to protect you, that does not mean your particular agency is in compliance.

This is where a Baltimore government employee lawyer comes into the picture. The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, L.L.C., assists public employees like you to address issues ranging from fighting workplace discrimination to seeking whistleblower protections. Attorney Jamaal (“Jay”) W. Stafford and his team have the skills and experience to handle your employment law problem. We know how to represent government employees in administrative proceedings and courtroom litigation, and we know how to get the results our clients deserve.

Protecting Whistleblowers Who Expose Wrongdoing

Has your boss asked you do something that you know is illegal? Many government employees face this dilemma every day. Nobody should ever have to choose between keeping a job and following the laws that all public workers are sworn to uphold. That is why at all levels of government there are “whistleblower” policies designed to prevent retaliation against employees who disclose information they reasonably believe exposes illegal acts, abuses of authority, misuse of public funds, or specific dangers to public health and safety.

The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, L.L.C., can assist you with all kinds of whistleblower actions. At the federal level, we represent public employees before the Merit Systems Protection Board, the quasi-judicial agency charged with handling whistleblower complaints and protecting federal employees from prohibited personnel practices. We also provide representation before similar authorities at the state and city levels.

Fighting Discrimination and Adverse Personnel Actions

Public service employment is supposed to be based on merit. That is why federal and state laws prohibit discrimination based on a number of protected characteristics, including age, gender, disability, and race. Government employees also have important civil service protections that most “at-will” employees in the private sector do not.

This also means there are special procedures that public employees must follow if they wish to pursue a claim related to discrimination or an adverse personnel action. In fact, individual agencies often have their own special requirements that apply on top of federal and state statutes. These requirements usually have to be followed to the letter or the employee may forfeit the right to pursue the claim altogether.

At The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, L.L.C., we will make sure that does not happen. We understand that government employment law disputes generally involve a complex bureaucratic web of facts and rules. Our job is to make sure your claim does not get lost in the shuffle.

We Serve Public Employees in Maryland

If you have any kind of employment issue related to your work in public service, you need to speak with a qualified attorney as soon as possible. Baltimore government employee attorney Jamaal (“Jay”) W. Stafford can review your case and inform you of your options. If necessary, he is prepared to fight for your rights in court. Call The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, L.L.C. today at (410) 514-6099 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.