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Services for Federal Employees
Discipline and Adverse Actions
Federal employees facing discipline for misconduct have several appellate options available to them. Assuming they are covered by a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), employees may pursue the negotiated grievance procedure and, with the consent of the Union, seek adjudication from an independent arbitrator.
Employees not covered by a CBA can appeal adverse actions (suspensions of more than fourteen days; demotion; and removal) to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).
The attorneys at Music City Disability LLC, specialize in representing federal employees at all stages of the disciplinary process - from the investigation (Weingarten Meeting) to formulating responses to the Agency's initial proposal letters, to litigation before the MSPB or a federal arbitrator. The firm also specializes in appeals to the MSPB, the FLRA, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Harassment by managers, co-workers, or others in your workplace, because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, or age (age 40 or older) is illegal.
Denial of a reasonable workplace accommodation that you need because of your religious beliefs or disability is also illegal.
Lastly, it is illegal to retaliate against you because you complained about job discrimination, or assisted with a job discrimination investigation or lawsuit.
If you feel you have been discriminated against, call us immediately.
Whistleblower Protection Act
It is illegal to retaliate against Federal employees who stand up for what is right and disclose governmental fraud, waste, and abuse.
Pursuant to the Whistleblowers Protection Act, codified at 5 USC § 2303(b)(8), federal employees who feel that they have been retaliated against for protected disclosures they have made may file a complaint with the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).
If you are being retaliated against because of something you disclosed, call us immediately.
Services for Labor Union's
Full Service Litigation
For a monthly retainer, we will conduct all litigation for your local. This will include representing employees at Weingarten meetings, filing all grievances, unfair labor practice complaints, and data requests.
Each month we will provide you a detailed report of all litigation and our recommendations for moving forward on each case.
Advice & Guidance
For a small monthly retainer, we will provide the following:
Unlimited Advice on: unfair labor practice issues; collective bargaining and negotiability disputes; discipline and adverse actions; discrimination complaints; and general advice on running your local, such as board meetings Roberts Rules of Order, Bylaw and Constitution interpretation.
Document Review: we will review grievances and ULP's for you and provide advice.
Training: we will provide in person or video training to your Union Reps once per year, or attend your annual meeting.
Arbitrations and MSPB Appeals
Arbitrations and MSPB appeals are complex and take an enormous amount of time. This creates a huge strain on locals who are already overworked and barely able to handle their day to day administrative duties.
We have several options available to locals. In fact, depending on the merits of the case, we may be willing to take it on at no cost to you.
Each local is different and each local has different issues. Tell us what you need and we will work out a solution. We are here for you.