Experienced Employment Lawyers for Government Employees in Virginia
A pension, good benefits, and a desire to help the greater good: if you’re like many of our clients, you’re heavily invested into your career with the government. You may have even turned down higher-paying work in the private sector in order to stay the course. There are times, however, when the years that you have invested into public service are suddenly under question. That’s where we come in.
It is not unusual for government employees – especially those in management – to find themselves under investigation at some point in their careers, or to otherwise find themselves in situations concerning legal issues with career ramifications at stake.. When you work for the government, however, you have rights above and beyond those afforded to employees in the private sector. But, while these proceedings can have negative consequences for your career, this does not have to be the case. We have had significant success representing government employees in investigations and disciplinary matters, and we regularly represent government employees in other legal matters as well.
Protecting Your Career and Your Legal Rights as a Government Employee
Our lawyers represent government employees in all employment-related legal matters. Regardless of the circumstances, you are facing, we can help. We have particular experience in the areas of:
We represent government employees who are facing investigations related to a host of issues in the workplace, including issues related to their performance of (or alleged failure to perform) their job duties. This includes matters involving Internal Affairs (IA), Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigations, and inquiries conducted by other government offices. If you are facing an employment-related investigation, it can be critical that you retain counsel to guide you through these uncharted waters,, and we can help protect your career while ensuring that you receive fair treatment.
You also have the right to legal representation if you are facing disciplinary action. We represent employees of all government agencies and offices who are facing disciplinary action due to alleged:
- Negligence, disregard, or carelessness
- Failure to perform work assignments
- Delay in performing work assignments
- Concealing, or attempting to conceal, defective work
- Other forms of misconduct
Disciplinary proceedings can take various paths depending on the agency or office involved, and they can have a variety of potential outcomes. Our lawyers can use their experience to protect your career and reputation to the greatest extent possible.
Reporting Illegal Activity
If you have information about illegal activity in your workplace or in another government agency or office, it will be important for you to report the illegal activity through the appropriate channels. We represent government employees at all levels as whistleblowers, and our lawyers can walk you through everything you need to know.
Discrimination, Harassment, or Retaliation
If you believe that you may be a victim of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, you should seek legal representation promptly. You may be entitled to various legal remedies (including, but not limited to, reinstatement, back pay and damages), but you will need an experienced government employment lawyer on your side.
Speak with a Government Employment Lawyer in Confidence
At Pierce / Jewett, we are committed to helping government employees protect their careers, reputations, and legal rights. If your career and reputation are in jeopardy, or if you believe that your legal rights have been violated, call 757-624-9323 or contact us online for a confidential consultation.