The District of Columbia does not have a separate law requiring employers to pay men and women equally for equal work. However, under the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, employers are prohibited from discriminating in compensation (or any other condition of employment) on the basis of 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 (DC Code Sec. 2-1401.01 et seq.). The Act applies to all public and private employers in the District. There is additional information on the Human Rights Act.