June 2019 (Newark)

6/06/2019

In 2018, client receives a notice to propose removal regarding allegations of serious misconduct. Client is a federal air marshal with the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to this office assuming representation, client is removed from federal service.

This firm assumed representation after client’s removal. An appeal with the MSPB is filed on behalf of client challenging the removal of federal service. The parties engage in significant discovery and depositions.

Upon resuming representation after the government shutdown, the parties litigate the matter at the MSPB. In May 2019, the parties proceeded to a full MSPB hearing at the MSPB office in Manhattan, New York.

The MSPB overturns the removal and MITIGATES the penalty to a 7-day suspension. Client is immediately placed back in a full pay status and returned to work.

(Decision)