Sharpe v. Department Of Justice
Sharpe has been employed as a DEA agent for 25 years, during which he also served as a reservist in the United States Navy. Sharpe applied for a promotion 14 times in 8 years, and was on the Best Qualified List every time he applied, but was never selected. Sharpe requested corrective action under the United States Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), arguing that the Special Agent in Charge, who made the promotion recommendations, was hostile to reservists. The MSPB excluded evidence that might show hostility to reservists and found against Sharpe. The Court of Appeals found that the MSPB abused its discretion by excluding the evidence, and remanded for further proceedings.
Attorney Angel did not represent the plaintiff in this case, but he does represent federal employees in MSPB proceedings.
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