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District of Columbia

Regulatory Strength: ‏‏ Moderate ‏
Effective as of January 1st, 2010

Protected groups:

  • Gender and Race
    • Refer to the law for a complete list of the 19 protected groups

Applicable to:

  • Private and public companies*
  • May cover DC government employees*

HR practices:

  • Employer cannot retaliate against employees who file a complaint or testify regarding pay discrimination

Remedies:

  • Full back pay awarded
  • Employer is liable for plaintiff attorney fees
  • Violations may incur civil charges

Please click HERE for access to D.C. Law § 2-1402, Prohibited Acts of Discrimination.


*see law for specific inclusions/exclusions

Last revised 08/23/2019

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