Internationally Recognized Trial Attorneys

United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

The Federal Practice Group is experienced in cases involving the VA. Our legal team works hard to ensure that veterans receive the relief they deserve when something goes wrong.

If you have a proposed disciplinary or adverse action case with the VA, do not hesitate to contact an attorney.  The road to relief may require many different steps, and an experienced attorney can help to break it down and ensure that you are not overwhelmed.  Some parts of the process may also require significant attention to detail, and our skilled attorneys can provide the relevant expertise to build the strongest case in your favor.

When faced with a proposed disciplinary or adverse action, the employee always has the right to present a formal response to the charges against them. The response and the investigation will be conducted internally by a government agency. If you chose to be represented by an attorney, it is important that they be well versed in agency proceedings. The attorneys at the Federal Practice Group have worked alongside employees of the VA and fought for desirable outcomes in replies to disciplinary and adverse action proposals. If you have more questions regarding internal replies to proposed disciplinary and adverse actions, find more information on our page explaining the process, or call the Federal Practice Group for a free consultation.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I WAS FIRED?

It is important to understand your rights in any situation where termination is involved. If you believe that you were terminated on unfair grounds, or that the termination was based on your identification with a protected group, it is important that you speak with an experienced attorney to decide the best course of action for your specific case.

The next steps after a wrongful termination or adverse action depend on the nature of your claim. In cases where you were terminated due to discrimination against a group that you belong to, your best course of action may be to file an EEO claim of discrimination.  Groups that are protected against discrimination in these cases include sex, gender, race, national origin, color, religion, and those with prior EEO activity.  This process can be conducted alone, but an employee has a much better chance of receiving a positive outcome when he or she is represented by professional legal counsel. For more information regarding the EEOC process, please find more information on our page regarding this topic. Alternatively, call an attorney to receive a consultation regarding your case

Alternatively, an employee may face removal due to something other than discrimination. This may include unfair investigations or deprivation of due process. These cases will most likely be taken through the MSPB instead of the EEOC. For more information regarding the EEOC process, please find more information on our page regarding this topic. Alternatively, call an attorney to receive a consultation regarding your case.

If you have been fired from your job with the VA, don’t hesitate to call the Federal Practice Group to get an honest assessment of your case and position.