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Process of Termination: District of Columbia

This item is part of Process of Termination: Federal

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

Summary

  • Under District of Columbia law, employment is generally terminable at-will unless certain limited exceptions apply. See Termination for Cause.
  • Employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees for exercising their rights under various District of Columbia laws. See Anti-Retaliation Protections.
  • District of Columbia employers face differing termination pay requirements depending on whether an employee left their job voluntarily or was fired. See Termination Pay.