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Retire or Be Fired – A Tough Choice But Not Coercion

November 17, 2020 10:47 AM
Retire or Be Fired – A Tough Choice But Not Coercion

A 33-year 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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Retire or Be Fired – A Tough Choice But Not Coercion

April 22, 2019 11:23 AM , Updated May 1, 2019 10:05 AM
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

April 16, 2018 11:21 AM , Updated April 22, 2018 7:25 PM
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"

December 27, 2014 4:52 PM

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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Sleeping with Trouble: Extramarital Affairs and Federal Employees

January 6, 2013 2:12 PM

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

August 26, 2010 2:43 PM

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!

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

April 30, 2008 7:31 AM

“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?

February 27, 2008 6:57 AM

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

February 21, 2008 8:27 PM

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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