In conjunction, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, approved December 13, 1977 (DC Law 2-38; DC Official Code §2-1402.11(2006), as amended) prohibits discrimination on the basis of marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, familial status, source of income, place of residence or business, genetic information, matriculation, or political affiliation of any individual. To file a complaint alleging discrimination on one of these bases, contact the District of Columbia’s Office of Human Rights at (202) 727-3545.
Language Access Services:
The District of Columbia protects the rights of people who speak limited or no English. The DC Language Access Act of 2004 obligates the DC government to provide equal access and participation in public services, programs, and activities for residents of the District of Columbia who cannot speak, read, or write English. If you request a service within DC government and you cannot speak, read, write, or understand English, you have the right to:
- Request and receive interpreter services at no cost to you;
- Request and receive vital documents in your language at no cost to you;
- Make a complaint
If you have any questions regarding obtaining these services please contact your designated Program Specialist.