Many Federal Law Enforcement Officers are members of FLEOA and as such they are afforded legal assistance when and if they face a disciplinary action. For the most part, as outside counsel to FLEOA my practice is focused on assisting employees who are involved in a discipline issues with their employer. These “issues” can be anything from excessive absences to sexual harassment or worse.
The process for asserting your rights is cumbersome and often confusing. There are tight deadlines and procedures which must be adhered to precisely. There are forms and special service requirements. Any misstep along the way and your claim or request will likely fail; for the easiest reason they have….You failed to follow the process as laid out in the rules you have agreed to for your job.
To give you an idea of the complexity of this area of practice, this is the Guide to MSPB Law and Practice…..all 5000 pages of it!
On the bright side, there is a stated policy that favors rehabilitation over punishment, which means if your claim is properly presented you should be able to achieve an acceptable compromise. In addition, mediation is a frequent means of resolving issues which is much faster and cheaper than a trial or a hearing.
Regardless of what your issue might be, it is imperative that you have competent and experienced representation. As outside counsel to FLEOA I have handled cases in a wide variety and types of cases. If you have a matter that you need help with, please call me, Fernando Alonso Esq., and I will be happy to review your matter at no cost to you and see if we can get you the result you deserve.