Q & A Session – Learning Why I Was Not Hired


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 am a retired service member with a VA disability rating of 70%. I continue to apply for federal jobs and continue to be rejected. Can I talk to someone to get feedback as to why I was not selected? I feel like I have all the qualifications needed for the jobs I am applying to.


It is difficult to advise you on your best remedies without knowing your qualifications and the requirements of the job. You certainly have the right to challenge your non selection through veteran’s preference laws and the EEO system. 

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

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