District of Columbia Free Printable Equal Opportunity Law Posters District of Columbia Equal Employment Opportunity Required

The Equal Employment Opportunity is an equal opportunity law poster by the District of Columbia Office Of Human Rights. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in District of Columbia, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.

This poster must be posted in a conspicuous place where all employees will see it. This poster describes the rights employees have to be employed regardless of any disability, race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation or any other difference that an employer might look down upon and not let someone get a job for.


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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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Other District of Columbia Labor Law Posters 5 PDFS

There are an additional five optional and mandatory District of Columbia labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.

Poster Name Poster Type
Mandatory Parental Leave Act Family Leave Law
Mandatory Equal Employment Opportunity (Spanish) Equal Opportunity Law
Mandatory Equal Employment Opportunity Equal Opportunity Law
Mandatory Right to Breastfeed Miscellaneous Law
Mandatory Notice of Non-Discrimination Poster (Spanish) Equal Opportunity Law

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