Q: Which laws and regulations may apply when dismissing a local employee of the US Embassy?

1 Lawyer Answer
Matthew T. Famiglietti
Matthew T. Famiglietti
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Washington, DC
  • Licensed in District of Columbia

A: Generally, an employee who works in the District of Columbia is an at-will employee. This is true for federal, state, and local employees in the District of Columbia. However, the at-will doctrine does not apply if you could prove there was discrimination in your treatment at work or dismissal from your job. In other words, was there discrimination based on race, sex, disability, national origin, or gender? I take it you were a federal employee working for a US embassy therefore you should file a federal sector complaint against your employer if you feel that you were discriminated on based on the above cited grounds.

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