Category: Federal Employment Law

Sexual Harassment & Sexual Assault in the Federal Government Workplace

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How the Trump era is changing the federal bureaucracy

Founding Partner Debra D'Agostino of The Federl Practice Group details the rise of proposed removals for federal employees with Lisa Rein of the Washington Post.

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What constitutes sexual harassment in the federal workforce? What to do if you are a victim

Isabel Cottrell is an associate at The Federal Practice Group and she discusses what constitutes sexual harassment in the federal workforce, and more importantly, what to do if you are a victim of it for Federal News Radio.

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A Detailed Look at the Federal EEO Complaint Process

Under the law, federal employees are protected from discrimination by the several federal laws, including Title VII, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The basic premise of these equal employment opportunity laws is that there should be a level playing field for all employees when it comes to hiring, promotion, firing, […]

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Washington Post Discusses VA Protections with Attorney D’Agostino

The Department of Veterans Affairs is currently fighting to protect civil service and federal agents from firing procedures as expedited as that which FBI Director James Comey faced in recent news. Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit seemingly sided with the VA after it re-granted VA senior executives the […]

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Debra D’Agostino Article on Reductions in Force Published by The Hill

Debra D’Agostino, Founding Partner at the Federal Practice Group and opinion contributor for The Hill, recently had an article published that focuses on reductions in force (RIFs). Her article –Brace yourself, federal employees: ‘Reductions in force’ are coming – is a direct address to employees of the federal government who may be concerned about their positions […]

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Two WAPA Employees Expose Purchase-Card Irregularity

The Federal Practice Group recently represented two clients in cases against WAPA, the Western Area Power Administration, which is currently under investigation for misuse of public funds. It all began when Nate Elam, a former assistant regional manager at WAPA, noticed that government employees were using U.S. government purchase cards to buy items from sporting […]

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Debra D’Agostino Featured as Guest Speaker on Fed Access Radio Show

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Attorney Heather White Discusses Supreme Court Ruling on Nominees as Acting Leaders with Federal New Radio

Federal Employment Law Attorney Heather White, Partner at the Federal Practice Group, recently contributed her insight on a recent decision from the Supreme Court of the United States in which court Justices ruled that individuals nominated by a President cannot serve as acting leaders. The decision, which came three years in the making, stems from […]

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When Tweets or Texts Can Cost You Your Job

By: The Federal Practice Group An increasing number of government officials have been caught using a personal e-mail server or their cell phone to transfer confidential federal information. In this era, it has never been easier to access the private information of various government agencies. Such confidential documents and communications used to be solely stored […]

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