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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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Fair Credit in Employment

Beginning October 1, 2017, the new Fair Credit in Employment Amendment Act of 2016 amends the DC Human Rights Act to include "Credit Information" as the law's 20th protected trait. The amendment prohibits employers, employment agencies, and labor organizations in the District of Columbia may not discriminate against an employee or an applicant based on their credit information. This means that employers, unless excluded by the law (see below), may not ask for, or rely on, credit information of a current or potential employee in making employment decisions. 


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