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Federal Government Employment

Federal Employee Representation

Federal government employees work hard, possess unique skills, and value their public service mission.

Federal government employment law is complex and distinct from private sector employment law. The federal workforce is governed by a broad range of employment, civil rights, and personnel laws and regulations.

Murray Law welcomes the opportunity to provide serious, dedicated, and experienced counsel and representation to federal employees.

Steven Murray has successfully represented federal employees in contesting adverse agency actions and proceedings to enforce equal employment opportunity rights, including lawsuits before United States District Courts.

Steven Murray has successfully represented federal employees before administrative agencies and federal courts, including the Merit Systems Protection Board, Foreign Service Grievance Board, United States District Courts, and United States Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Federal Employee Representation

Murray Law represents federal employees in employment, civil rights, and personnel actions, including:

  • Adverse Agency Actions. Experienced representation is provided to contest, in every stage, an agency’s proposed disciplinary and performance-based action.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity [EEO]. Representation is provided to federal employees facing discrimination, retaliation, and harassment.
  • Representation of an employee’s EEO rights is provided before the agency employer, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [EEOC], and United States District Courts.
  • EEO Defense. Representation of employees accused of depriving another federal employee of protected rights or interests.

Adverse Agency Actions

An employee’s specific appeal rights depend on the final agency decision in disciplinary or performance-based actions.

Federal employees have the legal right to challenge adverse agency actions.

This practice provides legal counsel and representation to federal employees in the following stages of an employment dispute:

  • Oral and written replies to an Agency’s proposed adverse action.
  • The Agency internal grievance process.
  • Appeals of final agency decisions to an MSPB Administrative Judge.
  • Administrative hearings before an MSPB Administrative Judge.
  • Appeals of the MSPB Administrative Judge’s decision to the full-member MSPB.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Federal government employees are protected against employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under federal government employment and civil rights laws.

Employment discrimination is unlawful when an individual is subjected to an adverse action or treated less favorably because the person is a member of a lawfully protected class.

Federal government employees are protected against employment discrimination on these bases: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, disability, age, and retaliation/reprisal for participation in protected activity.

Federal employees have the right to reasonable accommodations for (1) religion, religious belief, religious practices, and observances; and (2) disability.

This practice represents federal employees in EEO actions. We represent federal employees in these proceedings:

  • EEO charges and the investigation process.
  • Administrative hearings before an EEOC Judge.
  • Mediation proceedings before the EEOC, MSPB, or private mediators.
  • Lawsuits, litigation, and trials before United States District Courts.
  • Appeals before United States Circuit Courts of Appeal.


Murray Law welcomes the opportunity to represent federal government employees facing serious threats to their employment interests. Please contact Murray Law at 720-600-6642.

Client Reviews

I found Steven at a very stressful time. He has been compassionate, timely, honest & an all around pleasure to work with. His knowledge of employment law is deep and effortless. I am so pleased he is in my corner advocating for me! Thank you, Steven!


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