For many citizens of the United States, working for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sounds romantic. But for most members, yourself included, the reality is much more mundane. Nevertheless, your expectations did not include discrimination. If you have faced discrimination at the hands of an employer at NASA, you should avail yourself of a determined NASA employment lawyer from The Bell Law Group.
Employment Lawyers Serving Members of NASA
In the nearly twenty years The Bell Law Group has been in business, our NASA employment lawyers have gone head to head with several powerful federal agencies, and won. Our legal team loves a challenge and the opportunity to represent the underdog. By reaching out to us, we can provide more information on this process and how our law firm can assist you.
The Legal Services We Provide
Federal employment law can be intimidating, but The Bell Law Group can help you navigate this difficult field. Our NASA employment lawyers have the requisite experience to represent you 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 NASA Members
If you believe that you have been discriminated against, you should immediately contact an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Counselor at the Center where the alleged discrimination took place within 45 calendar days of the discriminatory event and request counseling. Generally, counseling must be completed within 30 calendar days, but an extension may be granted up to an additional 60 calendar days. If you opt for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) at this stage, counseling will be extended for an additional 60 calendar days. If the issue is not resolved, you will be issued a Notice of Right to File a Formal Complaint.
All formal complaints must be filed with the Director, EEO Complaints and Programs (CAP) within 15 calendar days from receipt of the Notice of Right to File a Formal Complaint. Upon receipt of a formal complaint, the Agency will acknowledge receipt of the complaint in writing.
The Agency may then accept all or part of the complaint. After accepting any part of the complaint, the Agency will have 180 calendar days to investigate the complaint and issue a Report of Investigation, at which point you may request a Hearing or a Final Agency Decision. Throughout the process, you will have the right to file appeals against any unfavorable rulings.
It is crucial that you have solid legal representation when you undertake this arduous process, which is why you should not hesitate to reach out to The Bell Law Group.
Contact a NASA Employment Lawyer
If you would like to learn more about pursuing an employment discrimination claim against NASA, 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.