Whistleblower Protection And Filing A Complaint With The Office Of Special Counsel (OSC) then Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)
Our federal government has passed laws to prohibit and protect federal employees against government and political corruption. Additionally, there are federal whistleblower protection laws designed to protect against whistleblower retaliation. With offices in Atlanta and Washington, D.C., our federal employment law attorneys at Southworth PC protect whistleblower rights nationwide.
What Is The United States Office Of Special Counsel (OSC)?
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is authorized by the Whistleblower Protection Act to investigate and prosecute whistleblower claims. The Whistleblower Protection Act protects federal employees who observe or have evidence relating to wrongdoing from retaliation. It encourages those with information regarding violations of rules or regulations and wrongdoing to come forward and report those violations without fear of repercussions. The OSC strives to protect government employees and put an end to political corruption. OSC is like a prosecutors’ office and our federal employment have experience bring matters to the attention of OSC, and then to the MSPB if necessary.
Types Of OSC Complaints
Certain employment-related practices are strictly prohibited for government personnel and federal employees. Any employee who works for the federal government is eligible to file a complaint with the OSC regarding a co-worker or employer’s wrongdoing. The OSC handles complaints that include federal employes reporting retaliation for the following:
- A violation of any law, rule, or regulation;
- Gross mismanagement;
- A gross waste of funds;
- An abuse of authority;
- Or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety.
An experienced employment law attorney will be able to help you understand which agency to contact first. In addition, the OSC works together with the EEOC to combat discrimination in the workplace. An experienced employment law attorney will be able to help you understand which agency to contact first. We will also help you prepare and structure your case strongly from the beginning.
How Are Complaints Filed With The OSC?
If you have witnessed, experienced or have evidence of any activity that you think qualifies for you whistleblower protection, you may file a complaint with the OSC. At Southworth PC, our employment law attorneys are familiar with the OSC complaint process and whistleblower protection. By hiring them to help you file a complaint, they can help protect you and your rights during the entire process.
Call Now To Protect Your Whistleblower Rights
Our employment law attorneys offer a free case evaluation and consultation appointment. To schedule your free appointment, submit an email using our online form or call us at 888-899-7284. We look forward to answering your questions and helping you with your case.