Q & A Session – Conduct-Related Termination


Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.


I was notified I was being terminated for conduct-related reasons. I was hired under FCIP and have no formal write-ups or negative reviews. I feel like they are just doing this with the end of FCIP. Can they do this?


If it is conduct related, you are being terminated for that reason. The end of FCIP does not affect current appointees.

Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw, Bransford & Roth, PC.

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Debra Roth

Debra L. Roth is a partner at the law firm Shaw Bransford & Roth, a federal employment law firm in Washington, D.C. She is general counsel to the Senior Executives Association and the Federal Managers Association, host of the “FEDtalk” program on Federal News Radio, and a regular contributor to Federal News Radio’s “Federal Drive” morning show. Email your legal questions to lawyer@federaltimes.com.

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