Title 38 V.A. Federal Employment Attorneys in Washington, D.C.
Retain Experienced and Aggressive Legal Representation
By hiring an attorney experienced in representing Title 38 employees, you can protect your legal rights in performance and disciplinary matters. At John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorneys at Law, our Washington, D.C. Title 38 V.A. employee lawyers can effectively represent your case to the Disciplinary Appeals Board (DAB), or, if you’re a whistleblower, the Merits System Protection Board (MSPB). Our legal team can protect you from facing unjust demotions, transfers, and terminations.
What Is Title 38?
Title 38 of the US Code outlines the role of Veterans' Benefits in the United States Code. Title 38 employees consist of medical professionals who work at federal agencies such as the Veterans Health Administration and the National Institute of Health (NIH). While these employees fall under a unique remedial process, they are still legally protected from employer retaliation and workplace discrimination. Title 38 employees also have a different appeals process when it comes to discipline, pay issues, and other personnel or disciplinary matters.
Call our Washington, D.C. Title 38 V.A. employee attorneys at (202) 759-7780 to retain experienced legal counsel.
What Does It Mean To Be a Title 38 Employee?
As previously stated, Title 38 employees are medical care providers who are appointed under Title 38 of the US Code. Employees who fall under the Title 38 umbrella are bound to unique employment laws and disciplinary actions.
Title 38 employees include, but are not limited to:
- Registered nurses
Some employees are also considered “hybrids” and are covered by Title 38 for appointments and pay matters, and Title 5 for performance appraisals and adverse actions. It’s important to discuss your specific situation with an experienced federal employment lawyer before taking legal action.
Title 38 hybrid employees include, but are not limited to:
- Respiratory therapists
- Physical therapists
- Social workers
- Physical therapists
If you are disciplined as a Title 38 federal employee, your case may be investigated and managed by an Administration Investigation Board (AIB). It’s imperative that you have a legal representative present during an AIB hearing. In worst-case scenarios, the AIB may issue a suspension or report the case to your licensing board.
Disciplinary Appeals Board Hearings
If your AIB assessment doesn’t go well, you can request to appear before the Disciplinary Appeals Board. This is considered a formal legal hearing and Attorneys representation is essential if you want to secure a positive case outcome.
Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Legal Representative Today
At John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorneys at Law, we are dedicated to defending the rights of federal employees who are facing performance allegations, workplace discrimination, or retaliation that can endanger their careers. We can help you navigate this complicated legal process and use our skills and experience to litigate on your behalf in court.