Federal Employment Agencies Lawyers

The Vaughn Law Firm has many years of experience representing federal government employees who believe that they have been discriminated against or otherwise mistreated in the workplace. Federal employees who are facing termination or disciplinary action have the right to take legal action and defend their rights, and they may also have the right to assert certain remedies when it comes to other employment issues such as discrimination, retaliation, or harassment. If you or someone you know is seeking legal action against the federal government in an employment claim, it is important that you consult with an experienced Federal Employment Law Attorney right away. Contact the Employment Law Attorneys at the Vaughn Law Firm today by calling (877) 615-9495.

Federal Employment

At the Vaughn Law Firm, our attorneys have experience handling a variety of federal employment law cases and have the skills and the resources necessary to assist clients with claims that involve some of the major employment or labor agencies, including:

Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)
Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC)
• Security Clearance Review Board
Office of Special Counsel (OSC)
Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA)
Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

When pursuing employment claims that involve theses agencies, it is imperative that you consult with a skilled Federal Employment Law Attorney as soon as possible, as oftentimes, laws and regulations can be very agency-specific and/or convoluted and complex. Working with an attorney who has experience dealing with these types of cases and who is knowledgeable about the specific rules and regulations will only increase your chances for a successful outcome in your case.

Federal Employment Law Practice Areas

At the Vaughn Law Firm, our attorneys have assisted clients with many different types of federal employment law cases including those that involve:

Federal Discrimination

Discrimination can adversely affect many aspects of the workplace including hiring, firing, promotions or raises, and employment benefits. But it is important to realize that it is illegal to discriminate against an employee based on factors that include age, disability, gender, religion, color, or nationality.

Federal Disability Retirement

Federal employees might be eligible for disability benefits if they sustain injuries that result in their removal from the workforce. At the Vaughn Law Firm, our attorneys have experience helping injured clients obtain the benefits they need and deserve.

Prohibited Personnel Practices

Federal employees may not be subject to arbitrary and capricious actions by the federal government. Under the law, employees cannot be arbitrarily demoted, fined, or fired. Federal employees also have protections from actions such as retaliation, breach of employment contract, and harassment.

Disciplinary Actions

Many federal employees face disciplinary actions like suspension or termination from their jobs. Fortunately, federal employees have several rights and procedures that are available to them to appeal these decisions.

Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)

The MSPB is an independent board that is designed to hear the appeals of federal employees who believe they have been subject to an unfair or adverse personnel decision.

Office of Special Counsel

The OSC protects current and potential federal employees when it comes to prohibited personnel practices like nepotism, discrimination based on factors such as nationality, age, or gender, reprisal against whistleblowers, and constraining political beliefs. The OSC investigates and prosecutes complaints that involve these practices.

• Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

The OPM adjudicates applications for federal disability retirement that are filed by federal employees. The experienced attorneys at the Vaughn Law Firm can help you obtain the benefits to which you are entitled.

• Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC)

At the Vaughn Law Firm, our Federal Employment Law Attorneys assist clients who are seeking compensation through the EEOC for reverse discrimination, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, qui tam lawsuits, and whistleblower retaliation.

Classification Appeals

OPM also handles appeals regarding federal employers’ decisions regarding job classification. Some appeals involve decisions about issues such as the grade of your position, the title of your job, the pay system regarding your position, and the occupational series of your job.


Federal employees should feel free to openly express their complaints or concerns about workplace conduct that they believe is in violation of certain laws or regulations. But the reality is that many employees face harassment, discrimination, and fear of termination for voicing the truth. Fortunately, federal employees have protections as whistleblowers under federal law.

Employment Disputes

Employment disputes can involve a number of different issues including disagreements over employment contracts, retaliatory behavior, and even acts of harassment or discrimination. However, federal employees often have rights that protect them from employer actions that deal with these types of issues.

• Severance Negotiations

Severance pay may be authorized for federal employees who are involuntarily terminated or otherwise separated from their jobs and who meet other eligibility requirements. The attorneys at the Vaughn Law Firm can help determine whether you are eligible for severance pay and negotiate the terms.

Unpaid Overtime and FLSA Misclassification Claims

The FLSA governs overtime pay and the classification of which employees might be entitled to overtime pay. An experienced attorney at the Vaughn Law Firm can help determine whether you qualify for overtime or whether you are an exempt employee.

Benefits Issues

The Employee Retirement Income and Security Act (ERISA) governs employer provided benefits. If you need help obtaining your employee benefits such as health care, short or long-term disability, the lawyers at the Vaughn Law Firm can assist you.


Contact the Vaughn Law Firm to Schedule your Free Consultation

The Vaughn Law Firm has offices in both Washington, D.C., and Decatur, Georgia, and our skilled and dedicated attorneys have extensive experience representing federal workers who have been subject to a variety of federal employment law decisions.

To discuss your case, contact the Vaughn Law Firm today by calling toll-free at (877) 615-9495 and schedule your free consultation. You may also contact us online or send an email to info@thevaughnlawfirm.com, and we will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.