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Workplace Security: District of Columbia

Workplace Security requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline and Tareen Zafrullah, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


  • The District of Columbia requires entities to notify residents of the likelihood that their personal information has been subject to a data security breach. See Data Security Breaches.
  • Employees who engage in workplace violence may lose their unemployment benefits in the District of Columbia. See Elimination of Unemployment Benefits due to Employee Violence.
  • Employers are encouraged to coordinate their emergency preparedness plans with the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. See Emergency Preparedness.
  • The District of Columbia Public Schools and natural gas companies establish emergency plans. See Emergency Plans.