Federal Government Employees and Lawsuits
Colorado Employment Law Attorney Helping Federal Government Employees
Federal government jobs are often coveted positions because of the job security and associated benefits. Many people enjoy public service and knowing that they are helping their country. However, sometimes disputes arise and federal employees are intimidated when it comes to pursuing a claim because of the immense resources the federal government possesses.
Federal employees only have 45 days to take action against illegal actions by a federal employer. Do not wait.
At The Law Office of Ralph G. Torres, we have been helping federal employees pursue actions against their employer for over 23 years. We are intimately familiar with government regulations and how to minimize the red tape to achieve a just outcome. If you need assistance with a claim as a federal employee,contact our office today to schedule an appointment. Remember, you only have 45 days after an incident to file a claim.
Our attorney,Ralph Torres , was the regional attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Colorado before founding his own firm. He knows how the government functions and how claims need to be handled. We provide experienced representation for your claim at all stages: the informal and/or formal EEO charge stage of investigation, the formal hearing phase, and the decision to file a lawsuit in U.S. District Court.
Unlike working for a private employer, where you have between six months and 300 days to file a complaint after discrimination occurs, if you are a government employee you need to contact a lawyer immediately after the offensive action has occurred because you only have 45 days to file a complaint.
How you draft the discrimination allegations in your initial written EEO charge is critical at the initial 45-day stage. The government’s EEO counselor is trained to limit the focus and reduce your discrimination allegations, which is not in your best interest. If you do not include all instances of discrimination in your initial complaint, you may be barred from alleging them at a later date.
You do not have to face this process alone. Our legal team is here to help you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our Denver offices.