Federal Employment Law Representing Federal Employees for Over 25 Years


Upholding the Rights of Federal Employees Nationwide

When your rights and your career are on the line, you can turn to John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorneys at Law. He served as Vice Chair (ES-IV) and an Administrative Judge of GAO’s Personnel Appeals Board and heading an employment law practice at a large D.C. firm, where he was a partner and oversaw dozens of federal employee lawyers. He will handle cases nationwide as well, ensuring the rights of all are protected.

Attorneys Mahoney opened up his own law practice in Washington D.C. to cater to the numerous federal employees so that he could work directly with and personally represent them. He has a passion for being a federal employee Attorneys and is ready to be your legal advocate in your federal career.

Federal Employment Lawyers

Why Call Our Federal Employment Attorneys?

25 Years of Caring, Personal Service & Experience With Federal Employees, Unions, and Agencies

  • Serves Federal Employees Throughout the U.S. and Around the World
  • Former Federal Labor & Employment Law Enforcement Agency Vice-Chair (ES-IV) and Administrative Judge
  • Top Rating for Ethics & Legal Skill (AV Preeminent® Rating)
  • “Top Rated Lawyers” by The National Law Journal, and The Wall Street Journal

We understand that you need premier legal experience. Whether you need to file an EEOC Case, protect yourself from whistleblower retaliation, or appeal an MSPB decision, we have the experience and dedication to help you.

  • I am confident Mr. Mahoney & his team will be able to settle this issue in a timely manner.

    “Mr. Mahoney was very thorough and prompt. During my consultation, he gave me some pointers and didn’t waste any time talking with me. I’ve been harassed by management and denied FMLA leave and ...”

    - Anonymous
  • Just knowing I have an advocate committed to helping me resolve my challenge is a HUGE relief.

    “I had my initial consult with Mr. Mahoney and I have to say my stress level significantly decreased after our discussion. Just knowing I have an advocate committed to helping me resolve my challenge ...”

    - Kim
  • The peace of mind is priceless.

    “My consultation with Attorney Mahoney was provided great relief and peace of mind with regard to my Federal employment case. He was extremely knowledgeable, and very quickly boiled the case down to ...”

    - James
  • I have high standards, and those standards are being unquestionably met.

    “I am in the early stages of representation with Esq. Mahoney, but I have to note his abilities to kindly and earnestly listen and synthesize information and come to reasonable conclusions. With clear ...”

    - Former Client
  • I am relieved to know that there is someone out there who cares and is willing to help, that person is Mr. John P. Mahoney!

    “After my consultation with Mr. Mahoney, I knew right then and there that he is the one. He is patient, listened to me, and addressed my concerns with extreme knowledge and professionalism. I am ...”

    - Jeanne

Federal Laws Employees Need To Know About

1. The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938

Sometimes called the Wages and Hours Act, this federal employment law stipulates regulations for minimum wage, overtime pay, equal pay, and child labor. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are forbidden from retaliating against an employee who reports an employer’s violations of worker rights. The law also prohibits employers from treating freelancers and contract workers as their employees.

2. The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

Considered a landmark in Federal labor law, the Family and Medical Leave Act allows qualified employees up to 12 weeks of medical leave each year to care for themselves or certain family members, without fear of losing their jobs or group health benefits. This law has allowed countless moms and dads to take time away from work to care for their newborns. It is stated in the federal employment law that an employee must return the same position or to an equivalent position with equivalent benefits, pay, status, and other terms and conditions of employment after returning from leave.

3. Discrimination Laws

Since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, many different discrimination laws have been passed over the years. These laws have made it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees and applicants on the basis of age, disability, national origin, race, religion, genetics, or gender.

Although the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the largest enforcer of landmark discrimination laws, states across the country have also created their own laws that exceed the minimum protections provided by EEOC regulations.

Can a Federal Employee Sue Their Employer?

Employees working for private companies can sue their employer if they have been injured or wrongfully terminated, but what about federal employees?

The answer is yes, under certain circumstances. Federal employees can sue the federal government for wrongful termination and workplace discrimination, although the process for suing the federal government is different than suing private employers. While employees of private companies may bring lawsuits against employers in civil court, federal employees must first file a claim with an independent review body rather than the court system.

However, federal employees can't sue the government for workplace injuries resulting from a government agency's negligence. Although the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) waives the government’s sovereign immunity lawsuits for injuries caused by federal agencies or employees, the FTCA does not apply to federal employees.

What Does a Federal Employment Lawyer Do?

We have helped clients handle conduct investigations, successfully navigate security clearance law matters, and fight against discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Whatever legal matter you face as a federal employee, we would be honored to provide the counsel and representation you deserve.

Call (202) 759-7780 or contact us straight away, and we will reply to you within 24 hours!

Fighting For Your Rights

For decades, we have helped thousands of federal employees like you handle the most complex legal matters, so they can assert their rights, and protect and enhance their federal careers. We are grateful for your public service, and we are dedicated to resolving the employment difficulties you face with the federal government. We offer the effective legal experience you need.

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