If you live in the District of Columbia, it’s now much easier to see exactly how you’re protected from discrimination. That’s because DC Executive Order 155-2011 led to some big changes in the way Equal Employment Opportunity posters are done.
The Order requires that all of the posters now list each category of people that are protected from discrimination.
On the new posters, you’ll see that — in addition to the other, more “common” protected groups — you also can’t be discriminated against because of your:
– Familial status
– Source of income
– Status as a victim of intrafamily offense
– Place of residence
– Place of business
If you’re looking for housing or public accommodations, your familial status, source of income, and where you live or work can’t be used against you. Your status as a victim in an intrafamily offense can’t be used to discriminate against you when it comes to housing.
But that’s not the only changes these new posters have gone through.
You’ll also see specific language on them that wasn’t there before. Now, posters say, “Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.”
Need to get these new posters?
You’re in luck!
Here at Compliance Poster Company, we’ve already updated our District of Columbia State and Federal All-On-One™ Labor Law Posters so that they meet all of the new rules. If you’ve already got a 2011 District of Columbia All-On-One poster, you can save some money by updating it with one of our Columbia Equal Employment Opportunity Peel ‘N Post™ stickers. That way, you’ll be in full compliance, without having to buy a brand new poster!