I am a former employee of the US Department of Labor. If you've been discriminated against by the federal government or by an employer in the District of Columbia as an employee, there are a number of legal avenues you can pursue. I have handled many such cases and I am prepared to help you today. Call me today to schedule an initial consultation.
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Fired or Disciplined for Facebook Posts?
Have you been fired or discplined for posting information about your employment situation on Facebook? This is a major problem with many employers as they do not understand your rights. Often employers have written policies concerning Facebook postings that have been ruled to be overly broad or vague, and these policies have been struck down by the National Labor Relations Board. If you have experienced a situation in which you have been terminated or disciplined for posting on Facebook contact my office immediately.
The District of Columbia recognizes all four common law invasion of privacy claims:
Intrusion upon solitude or seclusion:
One who intentionally intrudes, physically or otherwise,
upon the solitude or seclusion of another or his private affairs or concerns, is subject to liability to the other for invasion of his privacy,
if the intrusion would be highly offensive to a reasonable person.
Public disclosure of private facts:
Public Disclosure: The disclosure of facts must be public. Another way of saying this is that the defendant must "give publicity" to the fact or facts in question.
Private Fact: The fact or facts disclosed must be private, and not generally known.
Offensive to a Reasonable Person: Publication of the private facts in question must be offensive to a reasonable person of ordinary sensibilities.
Not Newsworthy: The facts disclosed must not be newsworthy. Stated differently, the facts disclosed must not be a matter of legitimate public concern.
False light privacy:
Public disclosure of
a false statement, representation, or imputation
about the plaintiff that
would be highly offensive to a reasonable person.
Appropriation of one's name or likeness
Wrongful appropriation by the Defendant (either intentionally or accidentally)
of the Plaintiff's name, likeness, or other purely personal aspect