Compassionate Yet Aggressive Employment Law Representation
At the Hoyer Law Group, PLLC, we provide compassionate yet aggressive representation for employees. We handle the full spectrum of employment law matters ranging from harassment, discrimination, and bullying, to negotiating disability accommodations, whistleblower protection, and opposing wrongful termination for federal employees.
Whether you are looking to put an end to discrimination, seeking protection for whistleblowing or just need some guidance in severance negotiations, our experienced whistleblower and discrimination attorneys can help.
Our attorneys have taken on the largest and fiercest employers from Walmart to the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and even Congress, recovering tens of millions of dollars for clients along the way.
We have attorneys on staff who have worked for and with the federal government on federal employee matters and who have spent decades litigating in the private sector.
At Hoyer Law Group, PLLC, the focus is always on our clients and the facts. Client communication is key to a great attorney-client relationship, and we do our best to make sure that you always have access to your attorneys when you need them.
Communicating your facts is equally essential to the success of your employment case. Our firm leverages in-house technology and its investigative prowess to assemble, refine and present your facts in the most persuasive manner possible to your employer.
Our IT personnel and investigative team have the expertise to handle the most significant discovery projects having managed cases involving millions of documents. That said, we know that not every case is a massive undertaking and offer creative engagement arrangements to try to resolve your matter to your satisfaction or provide you guidance on an employment contract.
Why meet with a federal employment lawyer?
You may benefit from the experience of an employment law federal lawyer from Hoyer Law Group, PLLC if wish to protect your rights. Representing yourself is usually not the optimum choice, as federal employee laws can be confusing and are not identical to non-governmental employees. We protect the rights of federal employees whether they are being discriminated against, experiencing retaliation for whistleblowing, or another serious issue. Our federal employee lawyers can meet with you during a confidential case review to determine if you have a strong case against your employer.
What laws protect federal workers?
Until you talk to a federal employee lawyer, you may not realize that federal employees have a significant amount of rights and protections under the laws of the U.S. In fact, if their rights are violated, a federal employee lawyer can help victims get the justice they want and the work position they deserve. These are laws that we commonly refer to when we represent our clients:
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. For federal employees over the age of 40 and includes protections against compulsory retirement, enforcement, and unlawful employment actions.
- The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII
- The Rehabilitation Act (protections for federal employees with a disability)
- The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 and Enhancement Act of 2012
- The Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002
Who can I talk to if I think my rights were violated?
If you have any reason to be concerned about your rights being violated, it’s important to contact an employment law lawyer immediately for legal intervention. Here are some of the most common types of claims against federal employees:
- A whistleblower who reported their federal employer for fraud, abuse, or waste is experiencing retaliation from other employees and/or their supervisor.
- A federal employee is experiencing discrimination due to their age, race, disability, or gender.
- Despite their level of experience and qualifications, a federal employee does not advance because their supervisor has a bias toward certain other employees for one reason or another.
Is there recovery of damages for federal employees?
When our federal employee lawyer represents clients, the goals are multifold:
- Be successful in our claim against a federal employer on behalf of our client.
- Prove that our client is entitled to reinstatement of their position within the federal government after they were unfairly terminated.
- Achieve an adjustment of a client’s classification, when appropriate.
- Recover our federal employee lawyer’s fees from the federal government so that they are not paid for by our client.
- Obtain the maximum possible settlement for our client to remedy the harm they suffered to their career.
Can you explain what the statute of limitation means?
There is a very short window of time in which to file a claim against the federal government for a rights violation. If you are a federal employee and your rights were violated in any way, contact an employment law lawyer from our firm who will be pleased to review your case at no charge to you. For assistance regarding the federal rights of employees, reach out to our team at Hoyer Law Group, PLLC right away.
Our Employment Law Practice Areas
Your employer must provide you with a workplace that is free from discrimination. Our employment attorneys have decades of experience fighting for the rights of employees who have experienced race, color, national origin, disability, pregnancy, sex, gender, gender identity, age, religion, and other types of discrimination.
- Pregnancy discrimination available under state and federal statues.
- Gender or sex discrimination, which under many state laws includes gender identity and under current federal law, includes sexual orientation and identity.
- Unwelcome sexual harassment by an employer using their privilege or status to harass you.
- The fundamental right to receive equal pay for the same type of work, regardless of gender.
- Age discrimination involves an employer treating an applicant or employee less favorably because they are 40 years old or older.
A new venture is always exciting, but working out a fair executive compensation plan is rarely easy. Our firm has the in-house expertise to maximize your package both on entry and exit. More and more employees at all levels are being asked to sign complex employment agreements. We provide thorough advice and guidance to employers and employees to create fair, reasonable, and enforceable agreements.
- Negotiating executive compensation packages that maximize your investment and time while allowing you to move on to the next venture.
- Reviewing and negotiating severance agreements.
- Restrictive covenants, including non-compete agreements and non-solicitation agreements.
- Trade secrets disputes and allegations of trespass to computer systems.
Although federal employees are just as vulnerable to discrimination, harassment and retaliation as private sector employees, the process to remedy these wrongs on the federal level is considerably different. Most law firms are not familiar with this very specific federal administrative process, but we are! Our attorneys have proven experience and expertise in investigating federal employment discrimination claims and advocating for victims of federal employment discrimination.
- Appeal terminations, suspensions, and other adverse acts to the Merit System Protection Board (MSPB).
- Appeals to state administrative review boards and tribunals.
- Whistleblowing to the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) and Office of Inspector General (OIG).
- File grievances with local unions.
- EEO complaint process, including investigations, discovery, pre-litigation and settlement negotiations.
- EEOC hearings and appeals to the Office of Federal Operations (OFO).