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We Can Provide A Strong Response To Your Agency

Federal agencies are required to provide most employees with a formal notice before implementing disciplinary or adverse action.

If you get a notice stating that your employer proposes to initiate disciplinary action against you, you have legal rights. One of these is the right to review the evidence. Another is the right to present a reply, both orally and in writing. However, the time period to reply may be as short as seven days. This reply right is very important to the outcome of your case. All arguments in your favor should be raised at this time.

When you choose Passman & Kaplan, P.C., we will take prompt action on your behalf. We will thoroughly investigate the claims against you, request all of the relevant information and evidence, and formulate your written reply. Our lawyers will also represent you in person before the “deciding official,” presenting a forceful oral argument on your behalf.

We Can Also Challenge Or Appeal Your Case

If, after the reply, disciplinary action or adverse action is taken against you, then we will look at where to file an appeal or challenge. Depending on your case, we can represent you before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). As these agencies have different jurisdictions, procedures and burdens of proof, it is important that you choose a law firm well-versed in the complex web of federal-sector employment law. Passman & Kaplan, P.C. is that firm.

“Nothing is more frightening than having your whole career and reputation threatened. We at Passman & Kaplan, P.C. have the experience and skills to fight improper attacks to your job.” — Attorney Edward Passman

Speak To Our Attorneys Today

If you are under investigation or have been served with a proposed disciplinary or adverse action, entrust our law firm to protect your rights. Contact us by email or call us at 866-533-7161  for a consultation. We serve clients in Washington, D.C., and nationwide.

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