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Office of Human Rights

DC Office of Human Rights
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Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm

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441 4th Street NW, Suite 570 North, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 727-4559
Fax: (202) 727-9589
TTY: 711
Email: [email protected]

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Business Training Series: Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act

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Effective December 17, 2014, the Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act prohibits covered DC employers from inquiring into a job applicant's criminal background before extending a conditional offer of employment. Covered employers must also have a legitimate business reason for revoking a conditional job offer based on an applicant's criminal background. The DC Office of Human Rights (OHR) accepts and investigates complaints that allege violations of this Act, and when violations are found, monetary penalties can be imposed.

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