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The DC Office of Human Rights (OHR) helps settle complaints of unlawful discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, education and public accommodation.  OHR has jurisdiction for complaints of discrimination in the private sector and District government.

Know Your Rights Presentations Provided by OHR

The DC Office of Human Rights (OHR) is the government agency dedicated to eradicating discrimination and promoting equal opportunity in the District of Columbia.

The United States of America, a nation that thrives on its cultural diversity, is now considered one of the most multicultural and multilingual nations in the world. The Nation’s capital is a city bolstered by a multicultural community made up of immigrants mainly from Africa, Asia, and Latin America.


The DC Human Rights Act requires that all cases are mediated. Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) program implemented by OHR that typically occurs within 45 days after the acceptance of the complaint.