Tag: Court Cases

Federal Law Enforcement Position + Felony Conviction = Mandatory Removal

Filed in Headlines, News by on April 28, 2016 Comments

A criminal plea deal that lead to removal of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent amounted to a felony conviction that required he be fired.

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Job Reassignment Standards Continue to Concern Federal Employees

Filed in News by on April 21, 2016 Comments

Some recent court cases highlight the challenges and complexities federal employees can encounter when it comes to job reassignments.

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Air Force Loses Round on Military Service Discrimination Claim

Filed in News by on April 4, 2016 Comments

An appeal against the Air Force for discrimination based on military service has been kept alive by a recent federal appeals court decision.

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Lone Wolf 1 – Bureaucracy 0

Filed in News by on March 27, 2016 Comments

The federal appeals court has concluded that the Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency violated the USERRA by refusing to extend a criminal investigator’s tour in Lima, Peru.

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Forced Retirement – or Removal?

Filed in News by on March 14, 2016 Comments

An IRS employee failed with the MSPB, and now the court, to overturn her retirement as coerced.

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National Security and Law Enforcement Outweigh Privacy

Filed in News by on March 7, 2016 Comments

A former Homeland Security personnel chief who resigned before the agency could revoke her clearance for making false statements to investigators landed a job with a sensitive DoD agency. When DHS alerted the new agency to the problems she sued both agencies under the Privacy Act.

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Still Heir to Nothing

Filed in News by on February 25, 2016 Comments

A son whose father left him absolutely nothing in last-minute paperwork executed at a VA Hospital tried unsuccessfully to sue the VA employees who witnessed the father’s testamentary documents.

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Canceling Employee Fellowship is Not Appealable

Filed in News by on February 16, 2016 Comments

A Department of Air Force researcher appealed when her agency cancelled her RAND Fellowship, arguing it was in retaliation for her involvement in a federal court case. See how the Board and the appeals court reacted.

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