• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) Subject to the provisions in subsection (b) of this section, an employee or the Mayor may bring a civil action against any employer to enforce the provisions of this chapter in any court of competent jurisdiction.

(b) No civil action may be commenced more than 1 year after the occurrence or discovery of the alleged violation of this chapter.

(c) If a court determines that an employer violated any provision of this chapter, the damages provision prescribed in § 32-509(b)(6) and § 32- 509(b)(7) shall apply.

(Oct. 3, 1990, D.C. Law 8-181, § 11, 37 DCR 5043; July 23, 1994, D.C. Law 10-143, § 2, 41 DCR 3059.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 36-1310.

Legislative History of Laws

For legislative history of D.C. Law 8-181, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 32-501.

Law 10-143, the "District of Columbia Family and Medical Leave Act of 1990 Amendment Act of 1994," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 10-420, which was referred to the Committee on Economic Development with comments from the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on April 12, 1994, and May 3, 1994, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on May 18, 1994, it was assigned Act No. 10-248 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 10-143 became effective on July 23, 1994.