Tag: Court Cases

“Confused and in a Fog” or Lack of Candor?

Filed in News by on January 27, 2015 Comments

This case shows how trying to hide misconduct can end up compounding an employee’s woes.

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Too Sick to Work But Well Enough to Go to a Casino

Filed in News by on January 14, 2015 Comments

A twenty-year employee of the Postal Service was fired stemming from misuse of the government-issued credit card. See how he made out when he took his case to court.

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It was My Attorney’s Fault

Filed in News by on January 5, 2015 Comments

Illegal partisan activities triggered an Office of Special Counsel investigation and eventually led to this postal employee’s removal.

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Court Concludes Army’s Decision to Deny Purple Heart “Defies Reason”

Filed in News by on December 27, 2014 Comments

A Vietnam veteran takes on the Army to try to win a Purple Heart stemming from his combat service. See how he fared.

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Two Years Means Two Years

Filed in News by on December 14, 2014 Comments

A retired federal employee missed the deadline to elect a survivor annuity for her new husband. She took her case to the appeals court when OPM turned her down. See if she fared any better with the court.

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“Good Intentions” Not a Defense

Filed in News by on November 25, 2014 Comments

Applying progressive discipline, the IRS ended up firing an employee who dragged his feet every year resulting in late payment of his federal taxes.

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The Mailbox Rule Revisited

Filed in News by on November 5, 2014 Comments

The author cites a recent court decision in which the court ruled that email is not a viable means of certifying that an employee received a notice of FMLA certification. He says this sets a troubling precedent and describes the problems he believes the case will present for federal managers.

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Appeals Court Hands Fired DHS Employee His Job Back

Filed in News by on October 26, 2014 Comments

Score this recent published decision by the Federal Circuit as a big and clear win for the fired Customs and Border Agent and his legal team. He could not convince the agency, the Administrative Law Judge, or the Merit Systems Protection Board. But that does not matter because he definitely convinced the court that he had been too harshly treated.

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