Mary Esther, FL asked in Civil Litigation for Florida

Q: Hello, can I file a civil lawsuit to a federal district where I live against my federal agency located in other state?

I work from home in Florida but my federal agency located in DC. I filed title vii against my supervisor to eeo. Can I file a civil lawsuit against my agency in Florida federal district court or must be filed in DC where my agency located?

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Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Generally, you may sue a defendant where (A) the defendant is located, (B) the subject incident(s) occurred, or (C) at a location agreed upon by the parties by contract. So when you work out of your home for an entity that is in another jurisdiction, there would need to be an analysis of where the subject incident(s) occurred. It might be that, with your particular scenario, you can't get a definitive answer without having legal research conducted into case law on this particular issue. In any event, for the type of case you're talking about, it would be very unwise to proceed to litigation without counsel.

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