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Focusing on the Rights of Federal Employees

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Federal Employment Attorneys Handling Cases Worldwide

Labor and employment law matters covering federal employees can be highly complicated. Federal employees are governed by a wide variety of statutory and regulatory rights, and procedures, which are complex to navigate and often difficult to understand. Moreover, these rights and procedures are subject to chance and altering judicial interpretations.

Since 1990, Passman & Kaplan, P.C., Attorneys at Law, in Washington, D.C., has focused exclusively on advocating for workers' rights. We concentrate on federal employees and federal-sector unions. Our focused representation has helped us to become knowledgeable, informed and powerful advocates. Put our firm's experience and legal resources to work for you. Contact us today to meet with a worldwide federal employment lawyer from our nationally recognized law firm.

Representing Federal Employees, Union Members and Private Sector Employees

P&K has earned the national respect of our clients and the legal community for handling employment law matters. We are committed to representing federal employees, union members and private sector employees in a wide range of matters, including:

  • Inspector general investigations : Our firm's employment law attorneys are committed to representing federal employees accused of misconduct in the workplace. We are present during inspector general investigations to protect clients from being bullied or coerced. Based on their findings, the federal investigator will recommend a course of disciplinary action for their employer to implement.
  • Discrimination claims: Our legal team handles discrimination claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). We also have experience seeking to settle EEOC claims through mediation. Our law firm's employment law attorneys also handle EEOC hearings before an administrative judge or a federal jury or judge.
  • Federal civil service and MSPB representation: We represent federal employees in Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) hearings, in court appeals of MSPB decisions, and in a wide variety of workplace complaints.
  • Sexual harassment claims: We are powerful advocates for clients who have been victims of unwanted sexual touching, innuendoes, requests, or other behavior that has created a hostile work environment.
  • Whistleblower retaliation: When a brave employee decides to break the silence about illegal activity, employers sometimes retaliate by reassigning, disciplining or firing the worker. We fight to restore your reputation, obtain compensation for your losses, and restore your job through representation before the U.S. Office of Special Counsel or the MSPB.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act and disability discrimination: When an employer violates the rights of a worker with a disability or refuses to grant appropriate leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), everyone suffers. We help people with disabilities and those with FMLA claims protect their rights to fair and reasonable accommodations in the workplace.
  • Veterans' employment rights: We protect federal employees against discrimination based on their service in the military. We also advocate for clients with claims violating the Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act.
  • Security clearances: When a client needs a security clearance for his or her job, it is essential for clearances to be granted based on a specific set of criteria. We help clients obtain security clearances, retain them when disputed, and appeal denied clearances.
  • Labor law and unfair labor practices claims: We represent unions and union members with claims of unfair labor practices, including employers interfering with their right to unionize. We also assist unions in negotiating labor contracts and represent them in grievance arbitrations.
  • Private sector employment issues: We offer powerful representation in employment law cases to private sector employees in the Washington, D.C., metro area, Maryland and Virginia.
  • Disability retirement benefits: We are committed to advising federal employees on obtaining an early retirement if their medical condition has threatened their ability to maintain their job. We understand what evidence OPM is looking for to establish entitlement to disability retirement and can litigate at the MSPB when OPM wrongly denies benefits.

Contact a National EEOC Discrimination Claims Lawyer

To speak with one of our attorneys about your employment law issue, contact us online or call 202-789-0100. Clients in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia are welcome to schedule a consultation at our law office located in Washington, D.C. We also offer long-distance consultations for federal employees nationwide and abroad.

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Passman & Kaplan, P.C., Attorneys at Law

1828 L Street, N.W., Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-789-0100
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