Experienced Federal Employment Attorneys
Federal employees and individuals working for the state, county or city are often subject to the protection of other laws. For more than 30 years, Goldman & Ehrlich has been providing representation to city, county, state and national federal employment disputes, discrimination claims and wrongful termination cases. We represent clients before civil service commissions, personnel boards and the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board. Our federal employment law attorneys are familiar with the administrative, legal and appeals procedures relevant to each government agency. They will go over your options, advise you on the best course of action and represent you before the applicable administrative agency or in court. Contact us today to get started on your case.
Experienced Partner Attorneys In Your Corner
At Goldman & Ehrlich, you have direct access to partner attorneys experienced in representing federal and other government employees. We do not delegate cases to junior associates; one of our partners manages your case from start to finish. With considerable insight into the challenges that federal employees face, our lawyers can advise you and protect your rights against discrimination and other unfair employment practices.
Deep Knowledge Of Federal Employment Law
Federal employment law addresses a wide range of legal issues under a multitude of federal statutes, including:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA)
- The Rehabilitation Act
Each federal agency has an equal employment opportunity (EEO) process for filing informal and formal complaints of discrimination. Once you have exhausted the EEO process, charges may be heard before an administrative law judge at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC judge enforces federal employment discrimination laws along with regulations, policies and practices to ensure equal employment opportunities. You may also have the right to sue in the U.S. District Court. Our lawyers represent federal employees through the EEO process, before the EEOC and in federal court. They also have experience in Chicago employment mediation and arbitration. They frequently represent federal employees from each federal agency, including postal employees working for the United States Postal Service.
Mastery Of The Federal Employment Claims Processes
A federal employment law case involves rigid timelines and requires quick, decisive legal action. At Goldman & Ehrlich, our Chicago federal employment attorneys are aware of these deadlines and the motions necessary to move your case forward efficiently and effectively. The bureaucracy charged with overseeing federal employment can be a daunting maze to navigate. Our lawyers know every twist and turn in the numerous federal claims processes. Experience in this aspect of employment law sets our firm apart, as we frequently provide quality, confident legal representation before agencies such as:
- Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)
- U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
- National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)