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The DC Code: § 32-408 Discrimination prohibited.

Index32 Labor. (Refs & Annos)

It shall be unlawful for any employment agency, employment counseling service, employer-paid personnel service, job listing service, or employment counselor to fail or refuse to provide service to any person for any reason based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, domestic partnership, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, physical disability, matriculation, or political affiliation. For the purposes of this section, the term "domestic partnership" shall have the same meaning as provided in § 32-701(4).

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 36-1008. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 16-305 substituted "disability" for "handicap". D.C. Law 17-177 substituted "sexual orientation, gender identity or expression" for "sexual orientation". D.C. Law 17-231 substituted "marital status, domestic partnership," for "marital status,"; and added the definition of "domestic partnership". Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 5-136, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 32-401. For Law 16-305, see notes following § 32-241. For Law 17-177, see notes following § 32-401. Law 17-231, the "Omnibus Domestic Partnership Equality Amendment Act of 2008", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 17-135, which was referred to the Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on April 1, 2008, and May 6, 2008, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on June 6, 2008, it was assigned Act No. 17-403 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 17-231 became effective on September 12, 2008. DC CODE § 32-408 Current through December 11, 2012


(Mar. 13, 1985, D.C. Law 5-136, § 9, 31 DCR 5727; Apr. 24, 2007, D.C. Law 16-305, § 46, 53 DCR 6198; June 25, 2008, D.C. Law 17-177, § 17(b), 55 DCR 3696; Sept. 12, 2008, D.C. Law 17-231, § 29, 55 DCR 6758.)