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San Diego Federal Employee Lawyer

There are more than 150,000 total federal employees in the state of California, many of which are here in San Diego and the surrounding areas. Unfortunately, many federal employees experience adverse situations at work. This can include unfair wage practices, sexual harassment, discrimination, and more.

At Walker Law, we are here to help if you need a San Diego federal employee lawyer by your side. We have the resources and experience needed to fully investigate your allegations and work towards a fair resolution on your behalf.

Why Turn to Walker Law for a Federal Employment Claim?

  • At Walker Law, our team of San Diego employment lawyers have an extensive track record of success when it comes to standing up for the rights of California employees at the federal level.
  • We firmly believe that every person has a right to a fair and safe workplace free from intimidation, retaliation, and discrimination.
  • We have no problem standing up to companies, insurance carriers, and legal teams as we work to help our clients recover the dignity and compensation they are entitled to.

Common Federal Employment Law Issues That Arise

There are various types of federal law employment claims that can arise, and they mirror the exact images that arise in a non-federal employment workspace. Federal employees are subjected to the same types of retaliation, discrimination, and determination issues that any other employee can face.

Our team is dedicated to helping federal employees retain their jobs and recover compensation in various circumstances. We regularly help clients with the following types of situations:

This is not a complete list of the types of claims that we help federal employees with in the San Diego area. We strongly encourage you to contact our office for a free consultation with your particular employment law issue so we can guide you towards the best steps moving forward.

The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)

The Merit Systems Protection Board is an appeals board that is part of the federal executive branch, where most federal employees are employed. Any federal employee who is subjected to adverse actions is allowed to challenge the decisions in front of the MSPB. Our team has an extensive history of representing clients in MSPB hearings for cases involving:

Deadline for Employment Law Claims

It is imperative for federal employees to file their claims as soon as possible. All employment claims are governed by very specific deadlines, including at the federal level. Unfortunately, employment claim deadlines for federal cases are usually much shorter. In some cases, a claimant may only have 45 days to take action.

If you need to file a discrimination claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), you could have between 180 and 300 days to file, depending on the particular scenario and whether or not there is a state agency you have to file with first.

The timelines involved in these cases are very complex, just one of the overall challenges related to federal employment law claims. We strongly encourage you to speak to a San Diego federal employment law attorney who can walk you through this process today.

Compensation Available for a Successful Federal Employment Law Claim

There is no set amount of compensation available to federal employees who successfully bring a claim against their employer. Rather, there are several factors that could influence how much compensation a person receives. Some of the main types of compensation available in these situations include the following:

  • Recovery of any lost wages or benefits resulting from the incident
  • Reinstatement to a physician if terminated or demoted
  • Promotion if one is warranted given the facts of the case
  • Back pay if wages have been withheld at all

One of the factors that can affect total compensation recovery includes the mitigation of damages. The court will look at the extent to which the employee was able to mitigate their losses as a result of the situation. For example, if an employee was wrongfully terminated but was able to find similar employment in the same pay range, they will likely be seen as having mitigated the losses and may not recover as much compensation as they otherwise would have if they were unable to find a job.

A defendant may be able to reduce how much compensation they pay if they can show:

  1. That the employee did obtain employment that was substantially similar to the previous job
  2. That the employee failed to take reasonable steps to find and retain such employment

There may be various types of non-economic damages available in San Diego federal employment lawsuits. These are the types of losses that may not necessarily be directly calculable based on lost wages or other types of objective factors. However, they are just as important because they can significantly affect a person’s well-being. The most common form of non-economic damages claimed by employment law plaintiffs includes emotional and psychological distress caused by the incident as well as damage to the person’s reputation.

Your federal employment law attorney in San Diego will work with trusted economic and financial experts to help properly calculate total expected losses.

Call a San Diego Federal Employee Attorney Today

If you or someone you care about is a federal employee in San Diego and has experienced any of the issues we discussed above, please contact Walker Law today. Our team is ready to listen to you. We have extensive experience handling claims just like yours, and we have a track record of success. Let us help ensure you receive compensation and justice for what you have experienced. When you need a San Diego federal employee lawyer, contact us for a free consultation of your claim by filling out our contact form or calling us at (619) 839-9978.

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