Washington, D.C., and Federal Employee Law Practice
Worldwide Federal Employee Law Practice | Washington, D.C.
At Passman & Kaplan, P.C., Attorneys at Law, our law firm is committed to helping federal employees, as well as District of Columbia and private sector employees, protect their rights in the workplace. Our focus is concentrated on employment and labor law and related areas that matter to working people of all types, with special emphasis on federal civil service practice.
Passman & Kaplan publishes the Federal Employees Legal Survival Guide —considered the “bible” for federal employees and their advocates.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and case review.
We are recognized leaders in representing federal employees in EEO discrimination mediation and investigations, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) litigation and hearings.
We are committed to putting an end to all forms of discrimination, including sexual discrimination and harassment.
We represent clients in disability discrimination cases, including violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act, and cases involving denial of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act or retaliation for taking FMLA leave.
We are known for our focus on representing federal employees in Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) cases involving such matters as removals and other adverse actions, whistleblower claims and retirement issues.
We also have a national reputation for representing federal employees in other agencies and tribunals that decide matters affecting the working conditions of federal employees, such as the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Department of Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals, the GSA Board of Contract Appeals, and other federal employment-related hearings.
For our union clients and employees covered by collective bargaining agreements, we are known for our zealous protection of their rights through cases brought to the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP) and before numerous grievance arbitrators.
Our attorneys have helped numerous clients obtain or retain security clearances through their agencies' review processes or through appeals to the Department of Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals.
We represent federal employees whose willingness to “blow the whistle” on illegal behavior in their workplaces has resulted in retaliation.
We also advocate for private sector employees to ensure their workplaces are free from illegal discrimination and work to ensure workers receive their pay and benefits, including rights under ERISA and COBRA.
To schedule an appointment to discuss an employment issue or complaint with one of our experienced lawyers, contact us by-e-mail or call 202-789-0100. Nearby clients in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia often choose to come to our office for clients for an in-person consultation, and we offer a long-distance consultation for federal employees nationwide and abroad.
Reports on recent legal developments authored by the attorneys at P&K and reported at FEDweek.
Cancer as a Disability under ADA
Hearing Ordered in Involuntary Resignation Case
Gender Bias Claim Can Proceed
Agency Found to Be a Joint Employer
Adverse Inference for Failure to Produce Documents
Telework Not a Reasonable Accommodation
EEOC Excuses Untimely Filing
MSPB Mitigates Penalty for Hatch Act Violation
Damages for Emotional Stress
Retaliation for 'Perceived' EEO Activity
Court Rules Against Former Spouse Survivor Annuity
Jurisdiction Argument after Delay in Appeal
MSPB Jurisdiction Over Newer FAA Employees
Hostile Work Environment and Compensation Claims
Appeal Rights of Career Interns
Discipline for Off-Duty Conduct
Equal Pay Act Plaintiffs Must Prove Sex Discrimination
Denial of Reasonable Accommodation
Authored by P&K attorneys noted experts in federal civil service law this 616-page volume is the "bible" for federal employees and their advocates.