Federal Government Employees

Maryland Federal Government Employee Lawyer

Baltimore federal employment lawyerThe Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, L.L.C. represents federal government employees across the nation in a wide range of employment-related matters, including personnel actions, whistleblower claims and discrimination actions.  Federal employees have a range of legal rights and remedies that are unique to federal workers and, in many cases, have a different procedural framework within which to pursue employment-related claims. Our Maryland federal government employee lawyer is experienced in counseling federal employees through this complex procedural framework, as well as zealously advocating on their behalf.


When you meet with us, we thoroughly review your options and the law and then put together a comprehensive strategy to achieve your goals.

Federal Workers Asserting Claims for Discrimination

The rights of federal employees asserting discrimination claims are governed exclusively by Title VII, which prohibits discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, color, gender, religion or national origin.  Unlike private-sector employees, federal workers asserting claims for discrimination in the workplace have a different procedural framework that they must adhere to.  The first step in the process is that federal employees must file an informal complaint with their agency’s EEO counselor within 45 days of the discriminatory act.

Federal Employee Whistleblowers

Federal workers who disclose a violation of any law, rule, regulation or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety may be entitled to protection under the Whistleblower Protection Act.  If you are a federal employee in Maryland and you believe you have been retaliated against for making such a disclosure, you need an experienced Maryland federal employment lawyer to assert your rights and to protect you from any adverse disciplinary action.

Federal Employee Personnel Actions

If you are a federal employee who is facing an adverse personnel action, The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, L.L.C. can effectively represent you to protect your rights.  We are prepared to represent you in responding to a Performance Improvement Period notice from your agency and, if necessary, ultimately to represent you before the Merit Systems Protection Board.  The experienced employment attorneys here at The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, L.L.C. can counsel you on how to effectively navigate the process so that we can eliminate or mitigate any adverse impact on your personnel file.

Find Out How a Maryland Federal Government Employee Lawyer Can Help

Working with the experienced attorneys here at The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, L.L.C. is simple, confidential and efficient.  We have years of experience counseling and representing federal government employees.  When you meet with us, we thoroughly review your options and the law and then put together a comprehensive strategy to achieve your goals.  Attorney Jamaal (“Jay”) W. Stafford is an experienced litigator based in Maryland and is no stranger to the courtroom.  He brings to bear his litigation experience and employment law expertise to craft creative solutions for each of his clients.  You can contact us or call us at (410) 514-6099 to discuss your employment issue with a Maryland federal government employee lawyer so that we can put in place a plan that works for you.

Federal Government Employee Blog Articles

Federal Employee Discrimination: What Remedies Are Available to Federal Employees?

Discrimination in the federal workforce is strictly prohibited on the basis of protected status such as race, gender, religion, color, national origin, or disability status. Unfortunately, even with laws in place aimed at preventing government employer …

Federal Employee Discrimination: How to Prove It

Federal employees can take legal action to pursue a legal remedy if they are victimized by any type of unlawful discriminatory behavior.  This could include being refused a job or promotion or being fired as a result of their race, religion, gender, na …

Federal Employee Discrimination: What is It?

Federal employees, like virtually all workers throughout the United States, are protected from discrimination in the workplace. Federal employees are protected from many different kinds of discrimination and are protected from discrimination on the bas …

Federal Employee Performance Appraisals: 5 Things to Know

Federal employees, like employees in the private sector, are expected to fulfill their job responsibilities. In order to ensure that federal workers are on track in doing what is expected of them, federal workers are subject to periodic performance app …

How Federal and State Law Differs on Protection of LGBT Workers

LGBT workers in Maryland face a divided legal landscape when it comes to fighting employment discrimination. While Maryland law clearly recognizes discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity as illegal, federal law is mor …

Federal Workers: Your Rights and the EEOC Process

The EEOC is an agency that was created to protect the rights of the American workforce. Those employed by the federal government are also protected from workplace discrimination based on one of several protected classes. Federal employees are protected …

Federal Equal Pay Act Claims

Equality matters. Whether pertaining to race, gender, or sex, equality matters, and we all want to be treated equally, especially within the workplace. In today’s society, women and men are interchanging roles within the workplace. Gone are the days wh …

5 Specific Rights of Government Employees

All employees have certain rights and protections which are guaranteed in the workplace, no matter the nature of their job. These include things like the right to not be discriminated against based on race, gender, religion, and a variety of other prot …

Hear What Our Clients Have To Say

Mr. Stafford is a pleasure to work with. We are very grateful to him for the excellent and tactful way he handled a tough situation, and particularly with the efficiency and speed with which it was executed. We would have no hesitation in using his services again or recommending him to acquaintances.