Court Cases

Union-Filed Grievance Preempts Employee Appeal

Union-Filed Grievance Preempts Employee Appeal

A federal employee removed by his agency tried to file an appeal with the Merit Systems Protection Board only to find the Board had no jurisdiction in the case.

Continue Reading »

Mail Carrier Allegedly Changed Ballot Requests from ‘Democrat’ to ‘Republican’ as a ‘Joke’

May 27, 2020 10:12 AM
Mail Carrier Allegedly Changed Ballot Requests from ‘Democrat’ to ‘Republican’ as a ‘Joke’

A West Virginia mail carrier has been charged with attempted election fraud after allegedly tampering with ballot requests sent through the mail.

Continue Reading »

Military Veteran Attorney Challenges Termination By SSA

Military Veteran Attorney Challenges Termination By SSA

The SSA terminated a military veteran during his first year as an attorney and he claimed they violated the law in doing so. See how his appeal worked out.

Continue Reading »

Whistleblower Argues Investigation Was Prohibited Retaliation

May 18, 2020 7:11 AM
Whistleblower Argues Investigation Was Prohibited Retaliation

A VA retiree challenged agency actions against him, arguing it had opened its investigation in retaliation for his whistleblowing in violation of the law.

Continue Reading »

Former VA Doctor Indicted on Civil Rights and Sexual Abuse Charges

May 14, 2020 1:46 PM
Former VA Doctor Indicted on Civil Rights and Sexual Abuse Charges

A former VA doctor has been indicted on federal civil rights and abusive sexual contact offenses.

Continue Reading »

Is 16 Years Enough?

Is 16 Years Enough?

A VA doctor, when reassigned from his preferred compressed work schedule, challenged the agency’s action as a violation of a 16-year old settlement agreement.

Continue Reading »

Fudging Certified Time Sheets Leads to Removal

Fudging Certified Time Sheets Leads to Removal

A DoD Budget Analyst, fired for misrepresenting her work hours, took her case to the appeals court after the MSPB upheld her removal.

Continue Reading »

Maximum Penalty Imposed on VA Physician Charged with 15 Hatch Act Violations

April 30, 2020 10:12 AM
Maximum Penalty Imposed on VA Physician Charged with 15 Hatch Act Violations

OSC announced a decision which found a former VA physician violated the Hatch Act when running for U.S. Senate.

Continue Reading »

VA Whistleblower Wins a Remand by the Appeals Court

April 22, 2020 9:32 AM
VA Whistleblower Wins a Remand by the Appeals Court

A VA nurse who engaged in several whistleblowing activities accused the agency of illegal reprisals against her. The MSPB found in favor of the agency, but the appeals court sent it back to the Board.

Continue Reading »

Union Representation for Sex?

April 21, 2020 12:43 PM
Union Representation for Sex?

A former customs officer and NTEU chapter president was removed and his firing was upheld by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Continue Reading »

Top