Practices

At the Melbourne Florida employment law firm of Lutfi Law, P.A. we represent employees who have been wrongfully terminated and our staff are dedicated to utilizing all available and necessary resources to achieve fair, just, and desirable resolutions to disputes that occur in some of the most critical areas of employment law.

What we do

 

Our attorneys are available to provide counsel throughout the entire security clearance application, revocation and appeals process, including:

 

  • Pre-Clearance Counseling for SF-86 & DD Form 1879 .We  can help identify mitigating circumstances, and assist in drafting answers.

  • Preparation for interrogatories & investigative interviews.

  • Preparation of response to the Statement of Reasons and Denial Letters.

  • Requests for Hearings

  • Representation at post-denial hearings in front of the Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA), Department of Defense, FBI, CIA, DHS, and all federal courts and government agencies, including document and witness preparation.

  • Preparation and representation throughout further appeals.

 

If you are about to apply for your own security clearance or have recently had your application denied or security clearance revoked, Lutfi Law, P.A.  can assist in fighting for your rights.

Contact us today to speak with an experienced national security attorney. We can be reached  at (321)-549-7068 or by  email.

Clearance 411

 

The type of clearance you can be granted will depend on your position, the agency or company with which you are employed, and the scope of work involved.

There are three basic types of security clearances:

 

Confidential

  • Foreign employment, immediate relatives and marriages and other personal relationships are screened with scrutiny during the application process.

  • Reinvestigated every 15 years.

 

Secret

  • Requires a National Agency Check, a Local Agency Check and a Credit investigation. Bankruptcy and unpaid bills as well as criminal charges may disqualify an applicant. Poor financial history is the number-one cause of rejection, and foreign activities and criminal record are also common causes for disqualification

  • Reinvestigated every 10 years

 

Top Secret: Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) & Special Access Program (SAP)

  • Extensive application process and background check known as a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI). Investigators scrutinize dependents, friends, relatives and any foreign travel or employment. Foreign travel and financial assets investigated deeply. Character references required.

  • Reinvestigated every 5 years.

 

Each individual’s situation is unique and requires a thorough review of the circumstances specific to your case. There are a host of mitigating factors that could prove your eligibility for access to classified information and ultimately grant or re-instate your security clearance.

 

 

US Security Clearance
Focusing on Employment & Labor Law, specifically in the following areas:

DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT & RETALIATION:

Age
Color
Disability
Genetic Information 
Marital Status 
National Origin 
Pregnancy 
Race 

Religion
Sex or Gender
Sexual Harassment
Sexual Orientation
 

OTHER EMPLOYMENT CLAIMS:

Defamation as to employment
Equal Pay claims
Family and Medical Leave violations
OSHA violations
Retaliation for: 

  •  Complaining about discrimination

  •  1st Amendment Freedom of Speech

  •  Filing workers' compensation claim 

  •  Whistleblowing

 

Tortious Interference with employment

Unemployment 
Unfair Labor Practices
Wrongful Termination
Wage and Hour disputes

  •  Minimum Wage claims

  •  Overtime claims

  •  Unpaid Wages

  •  Unpaid Commissions

  •  Unpaid Bonuses  

 

Whistleblower 

 

CONTRACTS:

 

Breach of Contract
Negotiation and Drafting of:

  •   Employment contracts

  •   Compensation agreements

  •   Non-compete provisions

  •  Severance packages

 

Review of employment-related 
    contracts:

  •   Employment  Agreements

  •   Compensation Agreements

  •   Non-competition Agreements

  •   Severance Agreements

  •   Confidentiality Agreements