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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for District of Columbia on
Q: After dismissal, does a former local State Dep employee ( US Embassy) have the right to review the empl. handbook

If so, under what law would they be eligible?

Matthew T. Famiglietti
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Matthew T. Famiglietti
answered on May 7, 2024

First of all, you should have been given a state dept. employee handbook upon your orientation into the state department. So, having access to the state dept. employee handbook should not be a problem. Are you referring to access to your personnel file? If that is the case, then that would be a... View More

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Q: Which laws and regulations may apply when dismissing a local employee of the US Embassy?
Matthew T. Famiglietti
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Matthew T. Famiglietti
answered on May 7, 2024

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... View More

Q: Can the federal government ever have the power to put age restrictions on candidates? Without enacting a new amendment!

Is it constitutional to put age restrictions on candidates and can it work at the federal level through supreme court or legislative branch? Obviously this means as of today and not in the future if we enact a new amendment restricting age which is unlikely but just want to point that out.

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Mar 17, 2024

The U.S. Constitution clearly outlines the age requirements for candidates running for federal offices: Representatives must be at least 25 years old, Senators at least 30, and Presidents at least 35. These age limits are established by the Constitution itself, and any change to these requirements... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Medical Malpractice for District of Columbia on
Q: I was injured in my employers garage I pay to park on Jan. 27, 2023. I have been on std because of multiple injuries.

WC denied case so I had to go on STD. My employer structured department. I now no longer have a job. I am still injured and need medical attention

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on May 20, 2023

Depending on how the injury occurred, you may have a case. Consult with experienced attorneys.

Q: I work disability one thru NW Works at USDA . IVE WALKED OUT DUE DO ALL THE STRESS OF HARASSMENT , depressions started

Employee of USDA has been verbally harassing me , constantly messing with my cleaning items , his boss also harassing me . My depression has got to the point where I walked out of work. No support from NW Works.

Matthew T. Famiglietti
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Matthew T. Famiglietti
answered on May 18, 2023

If you have not already filed an informal complaint with your agency, you should do so immediately. Under the Federal Sector regulations, which cover federal employees, you have 45 days to file an informal complaint of discrimination from the date that discrimination or the date of last retaliation... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for District of Columbia on
Q: I was terminated from my employer without any justification, they gave me a severance package but they want me to be

Available for 6 months. They have given other persons a much better severance package and they were of a different race and they had performance improvement plans. They want to give me one month salary and a Cobra pkg.

Matthew T. Famiglietti
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Matthew T. Famiglietti
answered on Jan 25, 2023

If you believe that you are being discriminated against on the basis of race, and treated differently from other employees in regard to severance payments, then you need to consult a licensed discrimination lawyer in the District of Columbia as soon as possible. Most attorneys are providing... View More

Q: retaliation case my supervisor had his employee to take a cellphon picture under my dress.what case law can I use

My supervisor did not compensate me for work performed and lied and said 7:45am -5:15pm was 8 hours and was committing fraud. What caselaw can I use for this

Matthew T. Famiglietti
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Matthew T. Famiglietti
answered on Aug 15, 2022

Is this a matter involving a DC employer? If so, I would be glad to give you a free 30 minute consultation tomorrow morning, August 16th at 10 am.

Clearly, videotaping under your skirt could well constitute sexual harassment in the work place. Did you report this incident to HR? Or have...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for District of Columbia on
Q: Can my employer dictate where I live as a term of employment?

I work for a non-profit in DC. They are changing my position to be full-time telework, but I have to be available to come into the office now and then. That part is all OK with me, but in addition, they have provided a map of the counties in the area where I am allowed to live. They have threatened... View More

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
answered on Oct 27, 2021

There is no law that prohibits an employer from requiring employees to live within a certain radius of the office. You need to provide truthful information about your residence.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for District of Columbia on
Q: What is the impact of Appellant's Representative's Notice of Withdrawal of Counsel on an ongoing case?

My lawyer decided to stop representing me in a case with OPM, does the judge have to approve it or let them off the hook?

Matthew T. Famiglietti
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Matthew T. Famiglietti
answered on Apr 8, 2021

The judge will consider the Motion to Withdraw. He or she will consider the reasons for the Motion, then make a decision of the Motion. The attorney who made the Motion still represents, you until the Motion to Withdraw is granted and ordered by the judges.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Elder Law and Employment Discrimination for District of Columbia on
Q: Coworker is making childish remarks and you say "your almost 70 yrs old and acting like a child."

Is one remark consider age discrimination or does it have to be a pattern of behavior?

Andrellos Mitchell
Andrellos Mitchell
answered on Aug 6, 2019

Well, it depends on what the policy is at your workplace. Generally speaking, I would say that actual... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for District of Columbia on
Q: How do I file a sex discrimination lawsuit if I'm a federal employee?
Ali Shahrestani,
Ali Shahrestani,
answered on Jul 8, 2017

Speak with a lawyer so you can best lay the groundwork for the matter. You'll need to report it to HR first, usually. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination for District of Columbia on
Q: is the article 15 executive law of the state of new York also a law in the state of district of Columbia

also is it called article 15 law of the state of new York or District of Columbia

V. Jonas Urba
V. Jonas Urba
answered on Jul 5, 2017

I am not licensed in the District of Columbia and therefore unable to answer your question.

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