Public and Federal Employees
We represent every type of public employee in Ohio, including public school superintendents, principals, administrators, and teachers, municipal workers employed by counties, cities, townships and villages, university employees, and state employees.
Public employees often have due process and free speech rights that are not available to employees in the private sector. Our firm regularly represents public employees in Loudermill (or pre-termination) hearings. We also litigate claims of First Amendment retaliation based upon protected free speech.
We also assist federal employees with challenging disciplinary actions and removals in appeals before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), and with EEO claims of discrimination and retaliation. Federal employees should contact us immediately because of the short time to appeal to MSPB (30 days) or to initiate an informal EEO complaint (45 days).
We assist clients in preparing and filing formal EEO Complaints, participating in the EEO investigation, reviewing the Report of Investigation (ROI), administrative hearings before an EEOC Administrative Judge, appeals to EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO), and filing civil lawsuits against the Agency in federal court.