Capitol Tunnel Workers v. Architect of the Capitol

David John Marshall

Practice Area:Employment / Labor

Outcome:Out-of-court settlement

Description:In 2006 and 2007, Mr. Marshall successfully represented ten U.S. Capitol tunnel workers in a whistleblower retaliation complaint against the Architect of the Capitol Tunnel Workers v. Architect of the Capitol, which is an agency of the U.S. Congress. The workers charged the Architect with harassing and threatening them after they alerted Congress in March 2006 to the life-threatening levels of asbestos and other hazards they faced while working in the utility tunnels that run beneath the U.S. Capitol. In June 2007, the workers and the Architect agreed to a substantial out-of-court settlement that was later approved by the Congressional Office of Compliance.