EEO - Retaliation: District of Columbia
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Leslie Paul Machado and Justin M. Sheldon, LeClairRyan
- Employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees for filing or participating in a claim or charge of discrimination or harassment pursuant to the District of Columbia Human Rights Act (DCHRA). See Retaliation Under the District of Columbia Human Rights Act.
- To prove retaliation under the DCHRA, an employee must prove the same elements required to prove a Title VII retaliation claim. See Establishing a Claim of Retaliation.
- Individuals may be liable for retaliation under the DCHRA. See Liability.
- An individual who is successful in retaliation claim can receive monetary awards, job reinstatement, promotions as well as other remedies. See Penalties and Remedies.