Orlando, FL asked in Employment Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida

Q: As a federal employee am I allowed to start a petition with fellow employees in regards to retention bonus equality?

I am wanting to do a peaceful petition in regards to retention bonus that was only awarded to RN bedside nurses and no other bedside positions. We are asking that it be also given to other bedside positions in the same service. Lots of people want to sign it, but some say petition on pay is a violation of federal employees.

1 Lawyer Answer
Kevin Sanderson
Kevin Sanderson
  • Sarasota , FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I am not aware of anything prohibiting federal employees from engaging in concerted activities. These are activities designed to bring about improved working conditions, salary, etc.

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