Experienced EEO Attorneys for Federal Employees

The attorneys at the Federal Practice Group can represent you if you are a federal employee facing discrimination at work. We are well versed on are the anti-discrimination laws, including Title VII and the Rehabilitation Act, that guarantee Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) in federal government employment based on protected classes such as race, national origin, sex, pregnancy, religion, age, and disability.  

If a federal agency is infringing on your right as a federal employee to work free from discrimination, we can assist you with filing an EEO complaint and through every step of the process.

Advocacy and Protection for Federal Employees

Whether you are experiencing disparate treatment (when another employee is treated more favorably than you because of your membership in a protected class), harassment, or a hostile work environment, we can advise you on your options to pursue an EEO complaint.

Because of the federal administrative nature of most of this work, our  EEO attorneys  can represent federal employees by filing EEO complaints wherever they are located, including overseas. 

The following are some of the types of discrimination cases we cover:

Regardless of the type of discrimination you may be facing and which protected classes are involved, the attorneys at the Federal Practice Group can help.  We successfully represent federal employees who are facing discrimination, harassment, and/or hostile work environments at all stages of the EEO complaint process. 

The Importance of Skilled EEO Attorneys

Discrimination and harassment in the workplace should never be tolerated. These scenarios can have a significant negative impact on an individual’s life and ability to function in the work environment and outside of work and adversely affect your career trajectory and even retirement plans.

We can assist you in the fight against your federal agency’s violation of an anti-discrimination statute. The outcome of your EEO complaint can depend on several factors, but possible remedies available include: 

  • Corrective actions, such as reversal of disciplinary records and removal of any evidence from your Official Personnel File (OPF) 
  • Equitable relief, such as a reassignment or change in duties 
  • Back pay and benefits, such as in the case of discriminatory non-selections or non-promotions 
  • Compensatory damages for pain and suffering, harm to your reputation, and out-of-pocket expenses caused by discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and retaliation/reprisal 
  • Reimbursement of attorney’s fees and costs

Our federal employment attorneys have vast experience representing federal employees at the EEOC and understand how to stand up for our clients and defend their rights during this formative moment in their careers.  A battle against the federal government is not easy, but it can be necessary if you are facing discrimination or harassment at work.  

will assist you throughout every step of the EEO process; contacting an EEO Counselor, filing a formal complaint of discrimination, and providing representation during the investigation of your formal EEO complaint. The Federal Practice Group will also be by your side during the EEOC’s hearing process, which can include settlement negotiations and mediation sessions.  Our team will work hard to resolve your complaint so that you can move on with your life and career. 

To learn more about what relief may be available to you through an EEO complaint or the EEOC’s hearing process for federal employees, contact us  today. 

What Makes Us Different

From EEO complaints to adverse actions, our experienced federal employment attorneys ensure your entitlement to due process and legal representation every step of the way.

Represent government employees at all federal agencies, nationwide and overseas

Highly-skilled MSPB appeals attorneys with a proven track record

Notable success in EEO complaints and appeals

Frequently Asked Questions

Federal employees are protected from discrimination based on sex, gender, color, race, national origin, religion, age, and disability, and have the right to file an EEO complaint against their agency should they face discrimination. Federal employees also have the right to due process before being subjected to an adverse action  

Yes, federal employees can sue for discrimination, but first you must exhaust administrative remedies, which includes filing a formal complaint with your agency and letting 180 days pass. In many instances, federal employees elect to pursue their EEO complaints through the EEOC’s hearing process instead of filing a civil action. 

Federal employees must initiate contact with an EEO Counselor within 45 days of any act of discrimination. After an informal complaint stage, you will be issued a Notice of Right to File a formal complaint, which will permit you 15 days to do so.  

Federal employees do not have the right to sue for wrongful termination the way private sector employees do, but most federal employees have the right to appeal a removal to the MSPB, which will adjudicate whether the Agency can sustain any charges raised against you.  

Yes, most federal employees can file a complaint against their agency with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) if they are facing whistleblower retaliation. If OSC does not accept your complaint for investigation and prosecution, OSC will issue you an Individual Right of Action (IRA) notice giving you the right to pursue corrective action at the MSPB. Federal employees do not have the right to sue in court under the Whistleblower Protection Act.

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