District of Columbia Age Discrimination: What you need to know

The District of Columbia Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of actual or perceived age against anyone 18 years of age or older (DC Code Sec. 2-1401.01et seq.). The Act applies to all employers in the District and makes it unlawful for an employer to:
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• Fail or refuse to hire, or to discharge, any individual, or to discriminate against any individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of age.
• Limit, segregate, or classify employees in any way that would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities, or to otherwise adversely affect his or her status as an employee because of age.
• Discriminate against any individual in admission to or employment in any program established to provide apprenticeship or other training or retraining, including an on-the-job training program.
• Print or publish any notice or advertisement, or use any publication form indicating any preference, limitation, specification, or distinction based on age.
• Coerce, threaten, retaliate against, or interfere with any person in the exercise of any right under the Act.
• Require, request, or suggest that a person retaliate against, interfere with, intimidate, or discriminate against a person, because that person has opposed any practice made unlawful by the Act, or because that person has made a charge, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under the Act.
• Aid, compel, or coerce the doing of any of the acts forbidden under the Act, or to attempt to do so.
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