Prohibited Personnel Practices - Refusal to Hire
Prohibited personnel practices are actions that are banned from use in the federal workplace because they might violate the merit-based system due to the fact that they are discriminatory, improper hiring practices, or retaliatory. But what if a federal agency refuses to hire you in the first place? Are you able to sue for damages?
Whether or not you can file a claim for damages will depend on the facts and circumstances of the case. There are a variety of factors that employers may not consider when making a decision about hiring an applicant. Making a hiring decision based on discrimination is illegal. If an employer decides not to hire an individual based on protected characteristics such as gender, race, religion, pregnancy, national origin, or disability, then the job applicant might have a discrimination claim.
It is important to note that if there are other valid reasons for not being hired, then there might not be grounds for a discrimination claim. For example, there may be some instances where an applicant has a particular criminal history that according to the law, prohibits them from being hired for that specific job. Or, it may be that the applicant simply is not qualified to perform the job in the first place. To determine whether your refusal to hire claim is valid, it is therefore important to discuss your case with an experienced Federal Employment Law Attorney.
If you believe that you or someone you know has not been hired for a job as a result of a prohibited personnel practice such as discrimination, you should consider consulting with the Federal Employment Law Attorneys at the Vaughn Law Firm right away. The attorneys at the Vaughn Law Firm have many years of experience handling refusal to hire cases, and they have the knowledge and skills necessary to assist you with your case. Call the Vaughn Law Firm today at (877) 615-9495 and schedule your free consultation.