.Generally, the doctrine of sovereign immunity applies to suits against state government agencies and there is certain statutory provisions that may apply to federal immunity. This type of immunity may not apply to situations where a government worker is being sued in there personal capacity.
If you feel you may have a claim against the DOL you may want to discuss the specifics of the matter with an attorney so as to vet the situation and so that you can be apprised of your legal rights
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