Employees in the District of Columbia have rights under local and federal laws which extend to all stages and aspects of their employment, including hiring, compensation and benefits, promotion, discipline, and termination.
Your legal rights include protection from discrimination and harassment on various grounds, including gender, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, and family responsibilities.
You are also protected from retaliation for complaining of discrimination, assisting other employees who complain of discrimination, and asserting other work-related rights.
You may also have rights created by a contract or by your employer’s own policies and practices.
We have years of experience assisting employees with workplace problems, negotiating severance and separation agreements, and litigating a broad range of employment claims involving discrimination, hostile work environment and harassment, retaliation, Family and Medical Leave violations, breach of contract, defamation and fraud.
Click here for some examples of employment matters we have handled.
If you need help with an employment problem or believe you have a viable legal claim, we would be happy to hear from you.