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Restrictions on Firing Employees in the District of Columbia

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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Employers in the District of Columbia are subject to these state rules that restrict firing employees under certain circumstances.

District of Columbia laws make it unlawful for an employer to fire an employee:

  • for filing a wage claim
  • to deny equal employment opportunity
  • for having wages withheld for child support or other garnishment
  • for using family/medical leave
  • for serving on a jury

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