Matt Hughes represents federal employees with race, color, sex, religious, age, national origin, and disability discrimination claims as well as retaliation claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); and adverse action (removals, suspensions of over 14 days, reductions in grade or pay) appeals before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). As a Senior Associate at Tully Rinckey PLLC, Matt concentrates his practice on federal labor and employment law.
He also represents individuals seeking reasonable accommodations for their disabilities. Additionally, he represents federal employee whistleblowers seeking corrective action from the MSPB when they allege that a personnel action was taken, not taken, or threatened because of their disclosure to the Office of Special Counsel (OSC).
He also represents military members seeking corrective action from their service’s board for the correction of military records and in federal court. He also represents individuals seeking to retain their security clearance from by responding to the Statement of Reasons (SOR) and at hearing before the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA).
Matt previously served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps where he litigated both criminal and civil cases including employees’ discrimination complaints and adverse action appeals before the EEOC and MSPB. Prior to becoming a JAG, Matt served as an Air Force contracting officer and as a P-3C Orion Acoustic Sensor Operator in the U.S. Navy. He is an Air Force-certified mediator.
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