Serving in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a point of pride for you. While you did not set out expecting to receive commendations, you certainly did not expect to be subjected to mistreatment. If you work within the Department of Homeland Security and have been wronged by your employer, you need to contact a highly competent DHS employee lawyer from The Bell Law Group today.
Employment Lawyers Serving Members of the DHS
Our legal group has nearly two decades of experience in federal employment law. In that time, we have fought several powerful agencies, and won. Our DHS employment lawyers love a challenge, which is why they prefer to represent the “underdog.” For more information on the process ahead and how our legal team can serve you, contact The Bell Law Group, PLLC, today.
Our Legal Services
The Bell Law Group has extensive experience in all aspects of federal employment law, all of which we are more than happy to put to work for you. Our DHS employment lawyers proudly represent clients in the following areas:
- Security Clearance
- Disability Retirement
- Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)
- Disciplinary and Performance Actions
- Employment Discrimination (EEOC)
- Whistle Blower Litigation & OSC
EEO Complaint Process for DHS Members
To commence the EEO complaint process, you must first seek Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) counseling within 45 days of the discriminatory event. This EEO counselor must be from the Department of Homeland Security component where the alleged discriminatory event occurred. Once contact has been made, the counselor will inform you of your rights and responsibilities and perform a low-level inquiry into the background of your claim. You will likely be encouraged to participate in mediation. If the issue is not resolved through traditional counseling or alternative dispute resolution (ADR), the counselor will issue a Notice of Right to File a Discrimination Complaint. After which, you will have 15 days to file your formal discrimination complaint.
If the DHS’s Complaints Management and Investigations Group decides to accept your complaint, you will move along the stages of a formal investigation, an administrative law judge (ALJ) hearing and, lastly, the final agency decision.
The Bell Law Group can defend you every step of the way.
Contact a DHS Employment Lawyer Today
If you would like to learn more about pursuing an employment discrimination claim against the DHS, please contact our law firm. We are here to help you understand what happened to you and what your potential options are for moving forward.