A Lawyer Protecting The Rights Of Public Employees
It Is Important To Act Quickly
If you are a public employee who has experienced discrimination or retaliation, you will need to file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or Pennsylvania Human Rights Commission (PHRC). Public employees may also have claims under another federal civil rights statute – 42 U.S.C. § 1983. For those claims there is a two-year statute of limitation, even if an administrative agency is investigating your charge of discrimination/retaliation. If the investigation is not concluded, your failure to file a lawsuit within the two-year time frame can result in a loss of various types of relief that are otherwise available under Title VII, the ADA, or other federal civil rights statutes.
Working With An Attorney
Even if you have already filed a claim with the EEOC or CCRD, you should contact an employment attorney as soon as possible to avoid losing any remedies through the expiration of a statute of limitations for other civil rights claims. I can take steps to protect your rights. I represent a broad spectrum of federal, state and local government employees, including:
- Police officers
- Fire fighters
- U.S. Postal workers
A common misconception among public employees is that collective bargaining processes will protect their rights. Often, this is simply untrue. The only way to enforce your rights is to have an experienced lawyer on your side. I have more than 30 years of experience in employment law.