In DC, we value the diversity of our visitors and residents and protect their ability to access goods and services without encountering discrimination. At this free training for the DC Small Business Development Center at Howard University, staff from the DC Office of Human Rights (OHR), DC's civil rights enforcement agency, will provide detailed information on DC's civil rights protections based on gender identity/expression, national origin, sex, and race in the context of providing public accommodations and good customer service.
In addition, OHR will briefly discuss the NEW Fair Credit in Employment Act of 2016, which will go into effect on Oct 1st and will impact the majority of DC’s employers. This law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or applicants due to their credit history. OHR staff will also review OHR's enforcement process for complaints and provide some best practices for providing a workplace that is welcoming to all members of our diverse city.
Register at dcsbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=540370021
To request a reasonable accommodation or language interpretation, please contact OHR at 202-727-1145.