Southworth PC Client Wins Trial: Demotion Undone
As experienced federal employment attorneys, Shaun Southworth
and Jesse Kelly
have experienced eyes for knowing when disciplinary charges are serious, when federal employers are simply fishing, and the in between.
“To bolster bad claims for removal or demotion, often federal agencies will add as many charges as possible in hopes something will stick to justify their action. In many cases, we call this charge stacking. However, in cases before the Merit System Protection Board, it is generally the employer’s job to prove the charges they relied on to remove or demote an employee,” said Senior Associate Jesse Kelly.
Recently, our firm delivered justice on behalf of a client that sought our assistance after being wrongfully demoted. Through her appeal we were able to exploit weaknesses in the agency’s case and present the evidence to the administrative judge. Our client will now be rightfully reinstated to her former position and issued back-pay for the difference in pay after being demoted.
If you or someone you know is a federal employee and facing a similar situation, please feel free to reach out to us to see if we can help you.