• Choose Language:
  • print
  • decrease text sizeincrease text size
    text

Resources District of Columbia Government Agencies

Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart LLP

Please select a topic below to jump directly to the corresponding agency:

1. Discrimination/Harassment

2. Safety & Health

3. Unemployment Insurance

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

5. Workers' Compensation

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in District of Columbia, seefiling a discrimination complaint: District of Columbia

Discrimination/Harassment - Local Agency

Office of Human Rights
441 4th Street, NW,
Suite 570 North
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 727-4559
Fax: (202) 727-9589
Email: ohr@dc.gov
Web Address: http://www.ohr.dc.gov/ohr/site/default.asp

Agency Information/Mission: The DC Office of Human Rights (OHR) helps settle complaints of unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, educational institutions, and places of public accommodations, such as restaurants, hospitals, financial institutions, and insurance companies. The agency works to settle the complaints through a process known as mediation. OHR will only mediate claims of discrimination within the jurisdiction of the District of Columbia. OHR also handles the complaints of District government employees alleging employment discrimination.

Discrimination/Harassment - Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Washington Field Office

1400 L Street, N.W. Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: (202) 275-7377
TTY: (202) 275-7518

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Baltimore/Washington Area Office

1099 Winterson Road
Suite 140
Linthicum, Maryland 21090
Phone: (410) 865-2055/2056
Fax: 410-865-2068

For more information about this agency, see the OSHA section of our page on federal agencies

3. Unemployment Insurance

DC Department of Employment Services
South Capitol One-Stop Career Center

CVS Pharmacy
4049 South Capitol St, SW
Washington, DC 20032
Main: (202) 645-4000
TTY: (202) 645-0022
Fax: (202) 645-5337

DC Department of Employment Services
Franklin Street One-Stop Career Center

1500 Franklin St, NE
Washington, DC 20001
Main: (202) 724-7000
TTY: (202) 576-8128
Fax: (202) 576-3103

DC Department of Employment Services
Naylor Road One-Stop Career Center

2626 Naylor Road, SE
Washington, DC 20020
Main: (202) 724-7000
TTY: (202) 645-0019
Fax: (202) 645-5246

Web Address: http://does.dc.gov/does/cwp/view,a,1232,q,537855,doesNav,|32062|.asp

Agency Information/Mission: The District of Columbia's Unemployment Compensation Program pays benefits to workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own, and who are ready, willing, and able to work. The program is administered by the Department of Employment Services (DOES) and financed by taxes paid by employers doing business in the District. No deductions are taken from workers' paychecks.

Claimant Eligibility

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - Local Agency

DC Department of Employment Services
Office of Wage-Hour

77 P Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 671-1880
TDD: (202) 698-4817
Web Address: http://does.dc.gov/does/cwp/view,a,1232,q,537890.asp

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - Local Office of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Baltimore District Office

Room 207 Appraisers Stores Building
103 South Gay Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-4061
Phone: (410) 962-2240
Fax: (410) 962-9512

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies

5. Workers' Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

DC Department of Employment Services
Labor Standards Bureau
Office of Workers' Compensation

64 New York Avenue, NE, 2nd floor
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 671-1000
Web Address: http://does.dc.gov/does/cwp/view,a,1232,q,537428.asp

Agency Information/Mission: The Workers' Compensation Program processes claims and monitors the payment of benefits to injured private-sector employees in the District of Columbia. The office mediates disputes between claimants and employers (or their insurance carriers), and monitors employers to ensure compliance with insurance coverage requirements. The program also administers the special/second injury fund, which provides benefits in cases of uninsured employers or in instances where an injury combines with a pre-existing disability to cause a substantially greater disability. The Workers' Comp office also approves lump-sum settlements, assesses penalties and fines for non-compliance with the law, and monitors vocational rehabilitation.

Employee's Rights and Obligations
Employee's Claim Application

Follow us on: