Federal Employment Law Representing Federal Employees for 30 Years

Federal Employment Law Attorney

Upholding the Rights of Federal Employees Nationwide

When your rights and career are on the line, you can turn to The Law Firm of John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorneys at Law, PLLC for guidance from federal employee lawyers with over 25 years of experience. John Mahoney, Esq. served as Vice Chair (ES-IV) and as an Administrative Judge of GAO’s Personnel Appeals Board, and previously headed an employment law practice at a large D.C. firm, where he was a partner and oversaw dozens of federal employment lawyers. He handles cases nationwide as well, ensuring the rights of all federal employees are protected, no matter where they live.

Attorney Mahoney opened up his own federal employment law practice in Washington D.C. where he caters to numerous federal employees and works directly with and personally represents them nationwide. Our federal employment law attorneys have years of experience with federal work laws and have a passion for fighting to protect the rights of federal employees. We are ready to be your legal advocate in your federal career.

Have questions about federal employment laws? Call (202) 350-3881 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our proven federal employment law attorneys.

Federal Employment Lawyers

Why Call Our Federal Employment Law Attorneys?

30 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 when it comes to federal work laws. Whether you need to file an EEOC Case, protect yourself from whistleblower retaliation, or appeal an MSPB decision, our federal employment lawyers know federal government work laws thoroughly and we have the experience and dedication to help you.

Request a consultation with our nationwide federal employee lawyers at (202) 350-3881 or by contacting us online.

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What Does a Federal Employment Lawyer Do?

At The Law Firm of John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorneys at Law, PLLC, we have a vast knowledge of federal employment laws and have helped clients:

Whatever legal matter you face as a federal employee, we would be honored to provide the counsel and representation you deserve. Reach out to us today with your federal employment law matter.

What Are the Five Major Kinds of Federal Employment Laws?

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 government employment law has allowed countless moms and dads to take time away from work to care for their newborns. It is stated in federal employment law that an employee must return to 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.

4. Wrongful Termination

According to government employment law, If your federal employer released you unfairly or terminated you from your position for reasons based on retaliation for doing something or discrimination, then you may have a wrongful termination claim. Claims may be filed with the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) or the EEOC. Reach out to a nationwide federal employment attorney to see if this option is right for you.

5. Workers' Compensation

Worker’s comp protects employees who get injured or contract an illness while on the job. Workers’ compensation may provide coverage for medical expenses, lost wages if an employee cannot work while recovering, as well as benefits for the dependents of an employee who died due to a hazard related to their occupation. If you work for state or local government, you should seek help through your state’s workers’ comp program to file a claim. In the event that it is denied, you may file an appeal.

Can a Federal Employee Sue Their Employer?

According to federal work laws, 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. Under federal employment laws, 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.

Call (202) 350-3881 or contact us online to schedule your consultation with our trusted federal employee attorneys serving nationwide. Have questions about federal employment laws? Our team will reply to you within 24 hours!

What Can Our Team of Federal Employment Lawyers Help With?

The Law Firm of John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorneys at Law, PLLC represents federal employees throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, as well as federal employees who have a home office in any of these locations. Besides EEOC hearings, our attorneys have represented federal employees in federal district courts and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Below are federal employment laws that are most common for protecting your employment rights.

Inequality, Harassment & Retaliation

For federal employees who have been discriminated against, harassed, or retaliated against, an attorney at The Law Firm of John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorneys at Law, PLLC should review their case. An employee who has been discriminated against, harassed, or retaliated against may file a complaint that may lead to an EEOC hearing, or the option of suing in federal court.

EEOC Hearings & Litigation

The Law Firm of John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorneys at Law, PLLC specializes in litigation. We represent federal employees in EEOC hearings, federal district court disputes, and U.S. Court of Federal Claims cases. Our attorneys have handled a variety of litigation matters, such as:

  • Gender (sex) discrimination and retaliation
  • Race discrimination
  • Equal pay lawsuits

Investigatory & Disciplinary & Adverse Action Proposals

We represent federal employees under investigation by agencies and inspectors general. During the investigation process, our federal employment lawyers will review your case and assist you in preparing for interview questions. Our federal lawyers can also help you identify the underlying reasons for an investigation, such as investigations opened in retaliation for reporting employment discrimination or participating in whistleblower activity.

Take action on your injustice or get your federal employment law questions answered by contacting our federal employment lawyers. Call (202) 350-8881 or contact us online, and we will reply 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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