Kator Parks Weiser & Harris
Kator, Parks, Weiser & Harris, PLLC, is a Washington, D.C. based law firm with a civil practice in employment law, and a special concentration on employment law involving Federal employees. Our lawyers have extensive experience representing workers before Federal courts, the MSPB, and the EEOC, in individual cases and class actions. Click here to learn more about KPWH.
Kator, Parks, Weiser & Harris, PLLC, has extensive experience representing workers in class actions. Our attorneys have handled cases involving tens of thousands of workers, challenging the practices of employers in Federal courts, State courts, and before the EEOC. Find out more about our firm’s current and past class actions by clicking here.
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KPWH attorneys filed a lawsuit on January 9, 2019 to end the practice of forcing certain federal employees to work while in unpaid status during the government shutdown. The suit alleges that this practice violates the Thirteenth Amendment's prohibition of involuntary servitude. The suit also claims that the government is in violation of the Fifth Amendment by prohibiting federal employees from obtaining outside employment during a government shutdown, and that the government's practice of compelling some federal employees to provide unpaid work violates the Constitution's separation of powers and other federal statutes.
KPWH is honored to have filed suit on behalf of federal employees standing up for their rights. For more information about our law firm, or for contact information, click here.
The New York Times published opinion article by a member of the Trump Administration describing efforts by federal employees to prevent and oppose misconduct by the Administration. The Administration has since launched an inquiry to find and intimidate employees that may be whistleblowers. These actions demonstrate how important it is that federal employees know their rights under federal whistleblower laws. These protections are broad, covering a wide range of disclosures related to government misconduct. Even federal employees who did not blow the whistle, but are perceived to have done so, are protected by the Whistleblower Protection Act.
Whether a federal employee is actually protected under whistleblower laws depends heavily on the circumstances. Those that feel they have been targeted as actual or perceived whistleblowers should consider the options available to them, including contacting the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. Federal employees looking to determine their particular rights under federal whistleblower protections should consult an attorney, and can contact Kator, Parks, Weiser & Harris, PLLC.
Kator, Parks, Weiser & Harris is proud to announce that Cathy Harris and David Hart represented Charlotte Clymer in the just resolution of her charge of discrimination regarding an incident at a DC-based restaurant. The District of Columbia is one of only a few jurisdictions that protect transgender persons in public accommodations. This matter demonstrates not only the strength of the District’s protections, but also the need for further legal reforms to protect gender minorities.
More information about this resolution and the parties’ joint statement is available here.