Mathew B. Tully, Esq.
Mathew B. Tully is Founding Partner of Tully Rinckey PLLC. He concentrates his practice on representing military personnel and federal government employees. To schedule a meeting with one of the firm’s federal employment law attorneys call (202) 787-1900. The information in this column is not intended as legal advice.
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Some recent court cases highlight the challenges and complexities federal employees can encounter when it comes to job reassignments.
The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that a veteran did not have his veterans’ preference rights violated by the Department of Labor when he applied, but was not considered for, a position as a Recent Graduate Wage and Hour Specialist pursuant to the President’s Pathways Program.
Feeling defiant? Good, because there is a growing body of Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) case law on the little known “right-to-disobey” rule from the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA).
Even though the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) found discrimination in a below-average number of federal sector cases in fiscal year 2012, agencies ended up paying more to resolve employees’ formal and informal discrimination complaints in that year than in any other year in at least the past decade.
Fathers who work for the federal government or for defense contractors make many sacrifices for their children. But sometimes their children can cost them their security clearance. The author explains why this is the case.
When employees are not happy, employers – often unwittingly – pay the price. The author says that federal agency managers must not lose sight of this as they strive to operate with smaller and smaller budgets.
The author says it is becoming increasingly dangerous to criticize people’s weight. He says federal employees need to consider at what point it becomes unlawful harassment or retaliation when they encounter it in the workplace.