Code of the District of Columbia

§ 4–671.11. Reprisals prohibited.

(a) No person, including a CFSA constituent, an employee of an agency, an employee of an agency's licensed or contracted service and placement provider, or an employee of any entity that must operate under or comply with guidance from an agency, who files a complaint or participates in an investigation or proceeding pursuant to this chapter shall be subject to any penalties, sanctions, or restrictions in connection with the employee's employment or be denied any right, privilege, or benefit because of such action.

(b) A person who alleges a violation of this section may bring a civil action for appropriate injunctive relief, actual damages, and punitive damages. Punitive damages shall not exceed $10,000.

(c) The provisions of this section shall not limit the availability of any other remedy under the law.