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Black Attorney in New York City for Civil Service Job Defense

NYC Black Civil Service Job Defense Lawyer

Civil Service Worker Disciplinary Lawyer Representation In The Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan

Across New York State, more than half a million public sector employees go to work every day in jobs that keep their communities running properly. New York City alone has nearly 400,000 civil service workers employed by a variety of public agencies, such as the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY), the New York Police Department (NYPD), and the New York City Transit Authority. Those who work for the city's public schools are also considered to be civil service employees.

At The Law Firm of Gregory J. Watford, Esq., PLLC, we recognize that a large percentage of the city's civil service employees are minorities, including those of African-American or Hispanic descent. We also understand that black individuals and other people of color often face a variety of challenges in everyday life. Those challenges can be especially amplified when a minority civil service worker has been charged with incompetence or misconduct and is facing disciplinary action from his or her employer. In such a situation, it is important to work with an attorney who knows what it is at stake and who is equipped to help you protect your rights and your livelihood.

The Importance of Hiring the Right Attorney

It is not uncommon for a civil service employee to spend his or her whole career working in the public sector. Civil service jobs often pay fairly well and include benefits such as comprehensive health insurance and pension for retirement. Such considerations are important for a worker of any race, but for African-American individuals and other people of color, keeping a civil service job may be especially critical. The stability and security offered by public sector employment could be impossible to find anywhere else, particularly if you are terminated for disciplinary reasons. The disciplinary process itself can also be problematic, as personal biases and prejudices can absolutely affect the outcome.

Attorney Gregory J. Watford is a skilled civil service defense lawyer who is proud of his African-American heritage. He and the rest of the team at The Law Firm of Gregory J. Watford, Esq., PLLC realize that unfair biases and assumptions have no place in civil service disciplinary proceedings. With that in mind, we are prepared to provide the guidance and representation you need at every stage of the civil service employee disciplinary process, including:

We also help workers of all races who are facing termination based on an injury or illness.

Black Attorney for Criminal Charges and Employment Concerns in Brooklyn and The Bronx

Depending on your specific employer and your occupation, your job could be in jeopardy if you are ever arrested on criminal charges. In some cases, the arrest alone could be enough for your employer to initiate disciplinary proceedings, and people of color are arrested in New York City at disproportionately higher rates compared to other racial groups.

If you have been charged with a crime and are now facing possible disciplinary action by your employer, Mr. Watford can help. With more than 25 years of experience in criminal law and civil service job defense, he was worked on behalf of unions, employers, and workers. This means that he understands all sides of such cases. He knows how your criminal case could affect your disciplinary action, and he will develop a strategy designed to obtain the best possible outcome for you in both proceedings.

Call 646-580-6675 Today

To learn more about our firm and how we help civil service employees of all races, contact our office. Call 646-580-6675 to schedule a consultation and case review today. The Law Firm of Gregory J. Watford, Esq., PLLC serves clients in Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Mt. Vernon, White Plains, New City, Mineola, New York County, Bronx County, Kings County, Queens County, Westchester County, Rockland County, Nassau County, and the rest of the metro New York City area.

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