Experienced Legal Representation for Current and Former Federal Workers Who Need to File MSPB Appeals

Employees of the federal government have legal rights that aren’t afforded to employees in the private sector. For many federal employees, this includes the right to due process before a demotion, suspension, termination or other adverse employment action. If you believe that the federal government may have violated your legal rights, it is important that you speak with a Texas MSPB attorney promptly.

What is the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)?

The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is a federal entity that handles current and former employees’ appeals involving adverse employment actions. While not all adverse employment actions will give rise to an MSPB appeal, many will. Filing an MSPB appeal affords current and former federal employees the opportunity to hold the government accountable; and, if you have suffered the consequences of an unjustified adverse employment action, talking to an attorney about filing an appeal is the first step toward securing reinstatement, promotion, financial compensation or other remedies.

The MSPB Appeal Process

All MSPB appeals follow the same general process. To start the process, you must initiate your appeal within 30 days of experiencing an adverse employment action (in most cases). If you wait too long, you can lose your right to seek redress for your federal employer’s prohibited personnel practice.

Once you file a timely appeal, the MSPB will assign a judge to conduct a hearing in your case. This judge will consider the evidence presented by your Texas MSPB attorney and your federal employer (or former federal employer). The judge will then render a decision. If you are satisfied, you can accept the decision and move on. If you are not satisfied, you can file a second administrative appeal with a three-member panel at the MSPB in Washington D.C.

Why You Need an MSPB Attorney

When you need to challenge a prohibited personnel practice as a current or former federal employee, it is important to have an experienced MSPB lawyer on your side. Here are just some of the reasons why:

  • Filing an MSPB appeal is complicated, and failing to properly file your appeal could result in the loss of your legal rights.
  • When you file an MSPB appeal, you must be able to present evidence that clearly demonstrates that your federal employer engaged in a prohibited personnel practice.
  • In some cases, filing an MSPB appeal is just the start of the process. If you do not receive a satisfactory resolution at the MSPB, you may need to take your case to court.

Have you experienced an unjustified adverse employment action as a federal employee in Texas? If so, we encourage you to contact us promptly for more information.

Speak with a Texas MSPB Attorney in Confidence

Our attorneys represent current and federal employees in MSPB appeals in Texas and nationwide. To discuss your appeal with an experienced MSPB attorney at The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, please call 410-514-6099 or tell us how we can reach you online today.