Employee Discipline

If you are a federal employee and have been issued a disciplinary or adverse action, nothing is more important than understanding your rights and fighting to protect them.


Based in Washington D.C., the law firm Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C. represents clients during every step of the federal government’s disciplinary action process. During the initial stages, our attorneys can represent you in replying to proposed disciplinary or adverse actions, including the presentation of your oral and written replies to the agency’s deciding official. We also represent federal employees in resulting MSPB appeals, EEO or whistleblower retaliation complaints, or grievances.


What Is an Adverse Action?


“Personnel actions” include appointments, promotions, transfers, demotions, and terminations. Examples of “adverse actions” are:


  • Demotions
  • Suspensions
  • Removals or terminations

Federal Employee Disciplinary Action Lawyers


Once you have been accused of misconduct and have been placed under investigation, contact a lawyer at Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch. You have an opportunity to respond before the discipline or adverse action is issued. You also have the right to review all the relevant evidence on which the agency relied in proposing the disciplinary or adverse action. One of our skilled attorneys can gather the evidence and respond to the charges. If the deciding official elects to issue a disciplinary action, we can assist you in challenging the action at the MSPB or through the EEO or grievance process.


Get Help Today


If you were subjected to disciplinary or adverse actions, we can help. We will help you gather the necessary information and provide experienced representation at all stages of the investigation. Call (202) 331-9260 or visit our Contact page.