EEO - Affirmative Action: District of Columbia
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Leslie Paul Machado and Justin M. Sheldon, LeClairRyan
- Government employers in the District of Columbia are required to implement affirmative action plans. See Affirmative Action in District of Columbia Government Employment.
- The District of Columba requires companies that contract with the District of Columba government to meet certain affirmative action goals.The rules are specific and include what percentages of the contractor's work force should be made up of women and minorities. See Affirmative Action for Government Contractors.
- Private employers may implement affirmative action plans. There are special requirements for banks and savings and loan associations. See Affirmative Action for Private Employers.
- Employers may make preemployment inquiries in order to comply with District of Columbia or federal affirmative action requirements. See Affirmative Action Inquiries.