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Retire or Be Fired – A Tough Choice But Not Coercion

By on April 22, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Retire or Be Fired – A Tough Choice But Not Coercion

An Army employee who elected to retire rather than be removed for unacceptable performance sought reinstatement by arguing he was coerced into retiring.

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Menacing ‘Don’t Mess With Me’ Leads to Firing

By on April 16, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Menacing ‘Don’t Mess With Me’ Leads to Firing

A 22-year Army civil service employee was removed for making “menacing” remarks to her Army supervisor at Fort Gordon, Georgia. See how her appeal came out.

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

By on December 27, 2014 in Court Cases with 0 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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Lying About Previous Termination Leads to Another

By on June 11, 2013 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

This case involving an HR specialist shows that if you lie about a past firing on your application for government employment, it’s probably a good idea not to complain to the agency that your past experience should mean a higher salary.

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Sleeping with Trouble: Extramarital Affairs and Federal Employees

By on January 6, 2013 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

What happens in a federal employee’s bedroom can haunt him or her in the office.

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Storing Weapons in Abandoned Vehicle Leads to Removal of Army Employee

By on August 26, 2010 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

An Army officer was fired after storing weapons in an abandoned vehicle. He charged that the penalty was too severe and went to federal court to prove his case.

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You're In the Army Now!

By on July 5, 2010 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

An appeals court has rejected the argument of a JAG attorney that it should invalidate disciplinary actions taken against him for his “shenanigans” in getting out early with a medical discharge.

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Claim for Overtime and Mileage Leads to Removal–Court Overturns MSPB

By on April 30, 2008 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

“We are at a loss to understand how an employee could be said to engage in misconduct by submitting an overtime claim based on an estimate so long as the estimate was reasonable.”

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A Positive Drug Test? What Should We Do Now?

By on February 27, 2008 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

When this Army facility conducted random drug tests, it apparently never had a positive result. When one showed up, there was some confusion and, eventually, the employee was fired. The MSPB upheld the removal but the Federal Circuit sent the case back to the Board noting that “all relevant email related to (this) case is beyond question.”

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"Zero Tolerance" for Workplace Violence–and Enforcing It

By on February 21, 2008 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A security guard was fired for assaulting a co-worker despite the fact it exceeded the agency’s table of penalties. The MSPB upheld the removal and that has now been affirmed by a federal court.

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