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District of Columbia Printable Free Equal Opportunity Law Posters District of Columbia Equal Employment Opportunity Poster Mandatory

The Equal Employment Opportunity is a District of Columbia equal opportunity law poster provided for businesses by the District of Columbia Office Of Human Rights. This is a required poster for all District of Columbia employers, and any business that fails to post this notification may be subject to penalties or fines.

This mandatory poster is a summary of the equal opportunity laws in DC. It includes the legal summary of the Human Rights Act in DC as well as the Family and Medical Leave Act and Parental Leave Act.

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Equal Employment Opportunity 	
 - Know Your Rights in the District of Columbia -	
DC Human Rights Act
In accordance with the District of Columbia Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, the District of Columbia and employers 
cannot discriminate on the basis of (actual or perceived):*
DC Family and Medical Leave Act	
ohr.dc.gov      phone: (202) 727-4559     fax: (202) 727-9589      441 4th Street NW, Suite  570N,  Washington,  DC  20010       	
• Race
• Color
• Sex (including pregnancy)
• National Origin
• Religion• Age
• Marital Status
• Personal Appearance
• Sexual Orientation
• Gender Identity or Expression• Family Responsibilities
• Matriculation
• Political Affiliation
• Genetic Information
• Disability
Sexual harassment and harassment based on other protected categories is prohibited by the Act. 
If you believ e a violation of the Act has occurred, you can file a complaint with the District of Columbia Office of Human 
Rights. The process is free and does not require an attorney. Damages can be awarded if it is determined that a violation 
of the Act did occur.	
Filing a Complaint of a Violation	
To file a complaint about a violation of these laws with the Office of Human Rights, visit:
Questions can also be answered by phone at (202) 727-4559.	
• Online at ohr.dc.gov; or
• In-Person at 441 4th Street NW, Suite 570N, Washington, DC 20001.	
DC Parental Leave Act	
The DC Family and Medical Leave Act of 1990 requires all 
employers with 20 or more employees to provide up to 16 
weeks of unpaid family leave:
• for the birth of a child, an adoption or fost er care; or
• to car e for a seriously ill family member.
It also allows up to 16 weeks of unpaid medical leave: • to recover from a serious illness that left the employee unable to work for a total of 32 weeks during a 24 
month period.
During the period of leave, an employee should not lose 
benefits such as seniority or group health plan coverage. 
The employer may require medical certification and 
reasonable prior notice when applicable.
The Act applies to employees who have worked for the 
employer for one year without a break in service and have 
worked at least 1000 hours during the last 12 months.  In accordance with the DC Parental Leave Act of 1994, an 
employee who is a parent shall be entitled to a total of 
24 hours leave** during any 12 month period to attend or 
participate in school-related events for his or her child.
A parent is defined as the:
• biological mother or father of a child; 
• person who has legal custody of a child; 
• person who acts as a guardian of a child;
• aunt, uncle, or grandparent of a child; or is
• a person married to a person listed above.
A school-related event means an activity sponsored either 
by a school or an associated organization. 
Any employee shall notify the employer of the desire to 
leave at least 10 calendar days prior to the event, unless 
the need to attend the school-related event cannot be 
reasonably foreseen. 
*  Additional categories protected from discrimination but not in the area of employment include: familial status, source of income, place  of residence or business, and status as a victim of an intrafamily offense.
** Leave is unpaid unless the parent elects to use any paid family, vacation, personal or compensatory leave provided by the employer.

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More District of Columbia Labor Law Posters 23 PDFS

Minimum-Wage.org provides an additional 22 required and optional District of Columbia labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print and post all required state labor law posters, as well as all of the mandatory federal labor law posters.

District of Columbia Poster Name Poster Type
Required Workers' Compensation Notice Workers Compensation Law
Required Unemployment Compensation Unemployment Law
Required Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act Sick Leave Law
Required District of Columbia Minimum Wage Poster Minimum Wage Law
Required Protecting Pregnant Workers Act General Labor Law Poster

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