Code of the District of Columbia

§ 32–541.12. Enforcement by civil action.

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(a) Subject to the provisions in subsection (b) of this section, an eligible individual, the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, or the Mayor may bring a civil action against an employer to enforce the provisions of this act in a court of competent jurisdiction; except, that a civil action for a violation of § 32-541.07(j) may only be brought against an insurer and may not be brought against an employer or self-insured employer.

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

(2) This one-year limitations period shall be tolled during the course of any administrative proceedings or during any period when a covered employer has failed to comply with the notice provisions of this subchapter.

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