Welcome to the Federal Employee Legal Services Center (FELSC)
FELSC provides legal representation to federal government employees. We specialize in equal employment opportunity (EEOC) cases and Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeals. We respond to personnel actions, negotiate settlements, attend mediations and arbitrations, and vigorously represent clients in court cases and administrative proceedings throughout the country. See our "Recent Case Accomplishments."
If you are a federal employee who is faced with a personnel problem or question, you should consult with an attorney who is well-versed in federal sector personnel procedures. Federal personnel rules differ greatly from private sector rules. Federal sector employees are entitled to special benefits, such as job security, paid leave, health care, and retirement benefits. These benefits are not automatic for private workers. Numerous federal laws have been designed to protect federal employees from being deprived of their benefits. Federal laws have also been designed to protect federal employees from being subject to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation during the course of their employment.
Although federal laws are on the internet, federal employees may be confused as to what rights they have and may not know how to protect those rights. FELSC can easily guide you through the confusing labyrinth of federal sector employment law.
FELSC's goal is to provide excellent legal representation at a reasonable cost, consistent with your federal salary. We will expeditiously preserve your civil rights and help eliminate illegal actions that affect your benefits. FELSC is pleased to bring its unique expertise to your aid in any state or country where you are stationed. Rather than losing out on your rights to appeal or your right to pursue a claim, you should hire one of our experienced lawyers today.
Our employment discrimination lawyers provide legal representation to federal workers. FELSC offers the following legal services:
- EEO Legal Representation: Resolve discrimination and retaliation claims at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
- Litigate adverse personnel actions through the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Office of Personal Management (OPM), or the Office of Special Counsel (OSC).
- Respond to personnel actions (such as suspensions, demotions, denial of within-grade-increases, transfers, and terminations).
- Shield whistleblowers against retaliation (OSC).
- File labor-related charges and complaints (FLRA).
- Resolve reduction in force issues.
- Determine the optimal healthcare benefits and retirement plan for your situation (OPM).
- Obtain disability retirement compensation (OPM).
- Assist in employee investigations.
- Obtain worker compensation benefits (OWCP).
- Provide Office of Inspector General (OIG) responses.
- Protect the jobs of reservists.
- Defend your right to engage in political activity (Hatch Act).
- Maintain your privacy rights (Privacy Act).
- Litigate negligence and other actions against the federal government (Federal Torts Claim Act).
- File and pursue internal agency grievances.
- Aid postal workers.
- Appeal the denial, revocation, or downgrade of security clearances.
- Furnish advice to federal contractors.
- Obtain leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
If you seek legal representation or advice on a specific federal sector topic, please contact us online or call our office at 1-800-964-8343.
For faster service, please click "Contact Us" and complete our online form. We respond to online inquiries within 24 hours. Please include detailed information in your submission and state whether you have a pending case.
DISCLAIMER: This site provides information about the law designed to help users cope with their own legal needs. But legal information is not the same as legal advice -- the application of law to an individual's specific circumstances. Although we go to great lengths to make sure our information is accurate and useful, we recommend you consult one of our lawyers if you want professional assurance that our information, and your interpretation of it, is appropriate to your particular situation.