The District of Columbia Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment based upon the actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, or political affiliation of any individual (DC Code Sec. 2-1402.11et seq.). The law applies to all employers in the District of Columbia.
Pay Equity and Training Act. Under this Act, the District of Columbia is required to study wage disparities based on race and sex and provide for training and upward mobility programs to increase opportunities for racial and sexual equality (DC Code Sec. 32-601et seq.).