Dedicated Washington, D.C. Attorneys Represent Federal Employees
Knowledgeable lawyers handle a variety employment claims for government workers
Federal sector employees are protected from certain types of treatment that is deemed unfair or abusive. At the D.C-based firm of Baker Simmons, Attorneys at Law, we represent federal workers in many types of employment claims, including cases stemming from discrimination, retaliation and wrongful removal. With over three (3) decades of experience helping clients in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland, we understand the complexity of the law and how to navigate the numerous layers of federal bureaucracy at the EEOC, MSPB, DOHA and other federal and state agencies. Whether you were passed over for a promotion, reprimanded, demoted, suspended or otherwise adversely impacted for reporting discrimination, the existence of a hostile work environment, or otherwise removed from federal service in a manner that violates your rights as a federal worker, we will thoroughly investigate the facts and build a case to support your claim.
Experienced advocates assist victims of unlawful discrimination and retaliation
The law protects workers from discrimination based on protected classifications, such as race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or military status. If discrimination is successfully established, an employee may be entitled to remedies including reinstatement, restoration of lost wages, compensatory damages and attorneys’ fees. However, discrimination claims from federal workers typically must first be reviewed by the federal sector department within the employee’s legislative, judicial or executive branch agency Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) before a lawsuit may be filed. We understand the complexities of employer discrimination claims and work tirelessly to help our clients receive compensation for this unjust treatment.
Accomplished attorneys strongly contest unlawful EEO or whistleblower retaliation
Employees who report discrimination, mismanagement, abuse, violations of the law, fraud or other wrongdoing in the workplace might receive unjust punishment, such as a demotion, suspension, reprimand, reassignment or removal, for revealing these issues. Federal laws protect whistleblowing employees and allow them to seek legal remedies if they are targeted and penalized for reporting their bona fide concerns. The remedies available depend on the specific retaliation or whistleblower statute at issue, but might include:
- Back pay
- Lost future earnings
- Damages for harm to reputation
- Compensatory damages for emotional distress, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life, etc.
- Attorney’s Fees
Proving retaliation can be challenging, and our firm knows the types of evidence needed to substantiate your claim.
Contact an accomplished D.C., Maryland and Virginia federal sector employment lawyer to schedule a free consultation
At Baker Simmons, Attorneys at Law, we represent federal workers throughout Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. in a range of employment law matters. Please call 202-773-4342 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Washington, D.C. office.