In his career as an employment lawyer, Gregory A. Placzek has represented countless employees in grievance hearings. In fact, Mr. Placzek’s first case after law school was representation at a grievance hearing. The reason grievance hearings exist for public employees is because your job is considered a property interest. Just as you are entitled to due process if the government attempts to take away your house, you are sometimes entitled to due process if the government takes away your public sector job. Additionally, sometimes a grievance hearing is required before a lawsuit is filed. This “exhaustion of administrative remedies” at grievance hearings allows an employer to correct mistakes before litigation. A Northwest Arkansas employment lawyer can determine what grievance rights (EEO, MSPB, county, city, agency, etc.) you have and help with the grievance process.