CALIFORNIA STATE EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATION
As a California state employee, you probably feel like this boxer from time to time–beat up by politicians, the press, and the public on a regular basis. They are looking for someone to scapegoat and state employees are an easy target. While people inside government know that there are many competent, hard working, and sometimes over-qualified state employees keeping the government going, it is the side seldom reported in the media or seen by the public. To add insult to injury, many state employees are overworked and under-appreciated by their supervisors and managers. And if this weren’t bad enough, some state employees are mistreated, discriminated against, and wrongfully terminated by these bad supervisors and managers.
Don’t get railroaded!
Attorney Linh T. Nguyen has been an attorney with the State of California for 12 years. During this time, he has served as the manager of the Equal Employment Opportunity Office covering over 10,000 employees. As a state executive, he has overseen countless employee investigations and adverse actions. He has also taken the lead on negotiating settlements in high profile adverse actions. This knowledge and experience makes him uniquely qualified to represent you before state agencies. As a former Chief Counsel, Chief Deputy Director, and Acting Director, he has seen it all and done it all in state government, from the ivory tower to the rank and file.
Not having effective representation before, during, or after a state employment action can cost you your livelihood. As a California state employee, you have rights not available to the general public and you need an attorney that understands those rights and how to fight for them. Call today for a free, confidential, no obligation consultation.
You Need An Experienced Attorney
Very few attorneys are experienced in representing California State employees. The administrative appeals processes are not like civil litigation. They can be daunting for those not familiar with the system and mistakes can be costly.
Investigatory Interviews (Interrogations)
Whether you are the subject of an investigation or the victim of harassment or discrimination, the Law Offices of Linh T. Nguyen can help. Employees often call me after they have already been interviewed. Sometimes, investigators give employees little to no notice of the interview and railroad employees into making admissions they didn’t mean and they never would have made had they had adequate representation.
In fact, one of the biggest mistakes employees make is to participate in an investigatory interview that could lead to adverse action without an attorney. Employees erroneously believe that if they’ve done nothing wrong, they have nothing to worry about. In an ideal world, this would be true, but I’ve seen too many cases where the state agency had already made up its mind and used the investigatory interview to lead the employee to admitting some kind of wrong doing, even if the employee didn’t do what was alleged. So the interview response contains damaging statements that may doom the employee. Even if you later decide to forego legal representation, it is worth your while to take advantage of a free consultation with a qualified attorney.
Linh has revised Skelly Hearing programs at two large state agencies and has reviewed many Skelly Hearing Officer recommendations. This experience gives him an insider’s knowledge of the process and how upper management uses the Skelly Hearing.
State Personnel Board Appeals
As a former attorney and executive with the State of California, Linh has insight into how to best present a case before the State Personnel Board. From discovery to settlement conferences and formal hearings, the Law Offices of Linh T. Nguyen can effectively present your case.
Types of California State Employee Cases:
-Adverse Action Appeals through the California State Personnel Board (SPB)
-Rejection from Probation Appeals through the California State Personnel Board (SPB)
-Discrimination and Retaliation Claims through the California State Personnel Board (SPB)
-Requests to File Charges against California State employees through the California State Personnel Board (SPB)
-Whistleblower Retaliation Claims through the California State Personnel Board (SPB)
-Employee Interviews or Interrogations
-Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights (POBR) investigations and interrogations representation