Topic: Labor and Employment
Representing federal employees in private practice since 1974, Atlanta attorney Bev Bates examines the recently enacted relief to the federal employee who has been retaliated against for having made a complaint to the employee’s supervisor or other agency official. Recent protection against retaliation was made effective December 27, 2012. The Act of Congress was the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act. The provisions are incorporated in the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) found at 5 U.S.C. § 2302, and most specifically subsection (f).
Employees seeking relief from retaliation arising from prior EEO complaints or activity can seek relief from retaliation by complaints to the agency, EEOC, MSPB, and federal district court, forums where employee’s discovery (interrogatories, document production, and depositions) is often not enforced or may be stayed due to the frequency of jurisdictional issues and Agency motions to dismiss.
Bev Bates’ law firm is located at 3151 Maple Drive, Atlanta, Georgia, and he can be contacted at 404-262-6272 or firstname.lastname@example.org. He offers no charge initial telephone inquiries from federal employees seeking counsel, and does not delegate telephone or client work to paralegals.