If someone was targeted for dismissal their whole career (for not being ex-military) with an agency up to and including sending thugs after you to hospitalize you (screws, plate, and scar to prove it), how hard would it be to dismiss the federal employee, if they don't feel safe in the agency?

  • Not sure I understand the question. Are you asking how hard it would be to dismiss an employee that doesn't feel safe and has been previously attacked by an agency? – user3851 Feb 29 '16 at 22:39
  • I'm asking how hard it would be for a federal employee who was diagnosed with work related PTSD to be fired if they don't feel safe because the agency has a very anti-prosecution view of employees that attack other employees. – a coder Feb 29 '16 at 23:00
  • The answer is: it depends on whether the employee has done anything to warrant a disciplinary action, and, if so, on the magnitude of the offense. The question as it stands now can't be answered. (An employee's history as a target of harassment can be a mitigating factor, but we don't even know if there is something to be mitigated here, and a mitigating factor has only relative importance; if someone murders someone else at the office, for example, the fact that the murderer was the target of harassment is not going to let the murderer escape being fired.) – phoog Feb 29 '16 at 23:14
  • according to the agency protecting yourself from getting killed/in a coma by co-workers is a reason to be disciplined, along with using confidential channels. – a coder Feb 29 '16 at 23:18
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    Thanks for the clarification. I'll try rephrasing your question as I understand it: "Assume there exists a government agency where self-defense to an attempted murder is reason for discipline, and an employee who asserted this self-defense now has PTSD. How hard would it be for the agency to fire this employee?" Is that what you mean? – user3851 Feb 29 '16 at 23:45

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