Like workers across the nation, federal employees in Washington, D.C., may sometimes lose their jobs unexpectedly. There may be times, though, when employees suspect the reason for their firing was illegal. Under certain circumstances, workers may press charges if they have been wrongfully fired.
Even if employees suspect the worst, it can sometimes be difficult to tell whether or not a firing truly was illegal. According to CheatSheet.com, job termination may have been illegal if gender, age or race were contributing factors. Wrongful firing also includes situations in which an employee pointed out illegal actions or was defamed. Employer deceit and refusal to abide by public policies can also be situations when a worker may claim wrongful termination.