You have dedicated your life to administering public programs at the highest levels of Federal Government, utilizing well-honed executive skills and broad perspectives of government and public service. Very likely, you expected the work to be difficult and not immediately rewarding. However, you had not expected to be the victim of mistreatment. You will need a highly competent Senior Executive Service (SES) employment lawyer from the Bell Law Group if you work within the SES and have been wronged by your employer.
Hire an Employment Lawyer Serving Members of the SES
For nearly two decades, our legal group has dedicated itself to federal employment law. Our Senior Executive Service (SES) employment lawyers love a challenge, which is why they have taken on several powerful agencies and won. Contact The Bell Law Group, PLLC, today for more information on the process ahead and how our legal team can serve you.
The Legal Services We Provide
Our Senior Executive Service (SES) employment lawyers have extensive experience in all facets of federal employment law, all of which they will readily put at your disposal. The Bell Law Group prides itself on representing 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 SES Members
Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against must contact an agency Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) counselor prior to filing a formal complaint. Within 45 days of the discriminatory event, the individual must initiate counselor contact.
EEO counselors then provide information to the individual concerning how the federal sector works and attempts to informally resolve the matter. At the initial counseling session, counselors must advise individuals in writing of their rights and responsibilities in the EEO process, including the right to request a hearing before an EEOC administrative judge or an immediate final decision from the agency. Counseling must be completed within 30 days of the date the individual contacted the agency’s EEO office. If the matter is not resolved in that time period and the individual does not agree to an extension or alternative dispute resolution, the counselor must inform the individual in writing of the right to file a discrimination complaint. This notice must be filed within 15 days of the receipt of the notice.
When the individual files the formal complaint, which must be a signed document from the complainant or the complainant’s lawyer, contain contact information and describe generally the action or practice upon which the complaint is based, the agency must acknowledge receipt of the complaint in writing and investigate the complaint within 180 days of the filing date.
The complaint may be dismissed or advanced to an EEOC Administrative Judge, who may issue a decision on the complaint. Either party may appeal the decision made by the agency and/or the EEOC AJ.
As you have no doubt deduced, this process is long and involved, making it likely that your complaint will be lost in the shuffle. A Senior Executive Service (SES) employment lawyer from The Bell Law Group will fight to ensure that your voice is heard.
Contact an SES Employment Lawyer
If you would like to learn more about pursuing an employment discrimination claim against the SES, 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.